Here's my Monday Made It...Birthday Goodies!
For years I've made these little birthday treats and the students have LOVED them.
First- you have to collect paper towel and toilet paper rolls-enough for your class (I make a few extra).
Here's what I picked up this summer...
For easy assembly, we set up an assembly line...I wrap some tissue around the tube using two small pieces of tape and tie off one end, then one of my children help stuff. I guess Big Kid and Mid Kid are too old to help... Here's Lil' Kid helping me...
It's exciting for the students to "pop" open the tube! They always want to bring home the confetti.
And even though all the gifts are pretty much the same, they still get excited for every birthday in our classroom!
I didn't get to Monday Made It yesterday because I went into my classroom for the first time to set up. I brought my girls and Big Kid's friend to help out with the tedious stuff. I had a list to complete...BUT supplies weren't there, I couldn't print from my computer, and someone screwed up the laminator. GRRR.
BUT I did get lots accomplished...could have gotten more accomplished if the world cooperated.
I had the girls unpack all the book bins and load them up on the shelves.
They stuffed my flattened bean bag and started passing out student books.
While I was trying to print (ended up borrowing a team mate's computer) and fighting with the laminator (more on that later)...
THIS is what the kids were up to!
Seriously?! These are highschoolers! Ha ha ha.
Back to the LAMINATOR... So I'm printing away and ready to laminate...it's jammed. A teacher in the building must have laminated and screwed up. THere was lamination wrapped around a roller...wrapped and wrapped!
ONE would THINK the guilty party could have left a STICKY NOTE on the machine to say "out of order" or "broken" or SOMETHING.
SOOOOO, one of the bestest custodians who knows what she's doing...but doesn't want me to spread the word...helped me Fix the machine! It took us an HOUR to get it back to normal.
What lesson do you take away??? If you mess up a machine and no one is around to tell...LEAVE a NOTE ON IT! Duh.
Here's a before and after shot of what I got done on day one...
Got a good start...but LOTS to do!
Here's an AWESOME Triple Play Giveaway by 4th Grade Frolics, Run Miss Nelson and Farley!!!
Enjoy your days of unpacking and decorating!