Sunday, May 15, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

I know that Teacher Appreciation Week was 2 weeks ago, but I'm just now posting pics of the projects I made.

On Monday, the boys took their teachers map bangle bracelets. Sam's teacher is from England, so I chose a map with the U.K. on it.

On Tuesday, Sam took his teacher a clipboard. (Ethan's teacher actually had Sam last year, so she has already received a clipboard.) She got this school themed purse size notebook.

On Wednesday, they each got a pail full of goodies. These were just regular pails that I found in the Target dollar aisle that I covered with strips of map (can you tell I like maps?).

Then on Thursday, the boys took school themed subway art. I downloaded the image from (rockin' blog full of rockin' ideas, by the way!) My hubbie spray painted a couple of frames, and voila! Pretty cute gift!

On Friday, the boys took each teacher a school themed mini album- ready for the teachers to add their own photos and memories from their years of teaching. I hope they won't feel overwhelmed by this!

On a different note, my hubbie and I took the boys to see Thor yesterday. What a great movie! We all really enjoyed it. It was funny, easy to follow (even for me- a girl who has no knowledge of Thor:), and the actor who played Thor- let me just say, "Whoo!"

One ought every day to hear a little music, read a good poem, see a fine picture and , if possible , speak a few reasonable words.

-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Craft with Vintage Spools

Here's a little something I made out of some vintage spools I picked up at a thrift store. I wrapped the spools with pattern paper and sheet music, stuck pencils out the top (covered them with twine), and attached hearts that I had cut out with my Coluzzle.
Got the idea from a Christmas set that I saw on this rockin' blog: