Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vinyl, Pails, and Flowers, Oh, My!

Being a Kindergarten teacher, I am very fortunate to have some great parent volunteers that come to help with the kids, as well as prep for projects, facilitate reading groups, and pretty much any other job that helps keep our classroom running smoothly.  Without all of this extra help, I assure you that my job would be 10 times more challenging, AND, the kids who really need a ton of extra help would not be getting it as much....that's what happens when you put 24 kindergartner's (5, 6, and 7 year olds) in one room for only 2 1/2 hours a day.  These volunteers are vital! 
To show my appreciation for my consistent parent helpers this year, I found these adorable painted metal pots at a local craft store, planted them with subtle purple/white petunias, and covered the pots with vinyl sayings (bloom, inspire, smile). I used Gypsy Wanderings for "bloom, smile, and inspire," and cut them from black vinyl.   I also cut a small scalloped card from Wild Card, and stamped "Thanks so much..." on the front, then finished the inside with "...for helping us grow this year!".  I've been surprising each parent helper during this last week and a half of school, and each one has seemed to appreciate this gift.  I hope they truly know how much they have helped these kids grow!  ~Hoppy Crafting! 

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