Saturday, June 7, 2014

Five for Friday

Happy, happy summer to me! It's my first day off and I didn't even sleep in. My internal clock says it's time to get a move on so, I'm sitting here with my morning cup of coffee and reading all of the wonderful Five for Fridays. I was going to skip writing my own Five for Friday because isn't that the way vacation works? Can't stay away...

In fact, I was so convinced that I wasn't going to write a Five for Friday this week that I have hardly any pictures.

Father's Day. Whoops. Completely skipped that this year. HOWEVER, we usually make a very cute card for our daddies that I'll tell you about. If you have time this week, you really should try this. It's a huge hit. My younger, and more talented sister teaches a TK and made the cards this year and improved on my idea (if you've ever seen the adorable Mother's Day hand project on my blog, you know that that idea came from my sis). She outdid me again.

Here's what you need:
House area in your classroom
Kid sized table and chairs
Big coffee mug
Sports page
Men's blazer
Dad' oxford shirt
Adult sized Fedora or a driver's cap
Dad sized dress shoes

Did I mention that this project is a little labor intensive? It takes time to get them all dressed up, but I promise, it's worth it.

Dress the child up in the above mentioned clothes, right over whatever they're wearing. Have them sit at the kitchen table, legs crossed, up on the table with their feet in those gigantic shoes. Have them hold the sports page in one hand and the coffee mug in the other while they look at the camera over their glasses.
Here's a  picture from my sister's class, minus the cute little poem she put with it:

Isn't this the CUTEST?

We've also made a Father's Day card with the kids in one of those Little Tikes cars, dressed in the same get up, driving away with a brief case sitting next to them. You can also have them sitting on a child's size couch with the remote OR put the Little Tikes car up on blocks, with child dressed in mechanic's clothing and a box of tools. Have the child under the car like their working on the engine with their head and upper body showing, tools in each hand. These cards receive rave reviews and are keepsakes for the daddies.

We had graduation on Thursday. I read my poem and botched my speech. The kids were hilarious and it doesn't matter if they mess up because they're so adorable. I'm NOT adorable so botching my speech wasn't cute. Oh well.
I received some lovely notes from the parents this year and much prefer them to a gift. I carefully place them in my special note drawer to be kept forever and ever! And ever.
Here's what I have on the desks for the parents at our graduation reception. It's an art portfolio filled with art work and writing samples. On top of that there's a summer packet of work and pictures from the year.

It's Apron Season.
I bet you didn't even realize that fact. Well, let me clarify. It's apron season for me and me only. Now that school is done I can focus on my little known apron business. It's pretty much been in the works for 2 years now. I'm a little slow to catch on and I've learned everything the hard way. Hello...I do have a full time teaching job after all, that eats up every single minute of my free time.
 And money.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Anywho, more to come!
I'm worried that by even mentioning this, I've jinxed myself.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
It's crunch time and I have a lot to do to get ready.
Are any of you available to fold and package aprons?
Where's my Advil?

Here's my present from my sweet TA, Michele. Isn't it beautiful?

 But it's Apron Season so I'm not gardening, cooking, doing laundry, vacuuming, dusting, or any of that stuff. I will grocery shop because I like to eat and I need sustenance to survive wholesale fabric shopping. And I'll probably watch some Netflix seasons of shows I didn't have time to watch this year as I'm packaging aprons.

One of our bulletin boards that we put up for graduation is future professions.
I love these. The entire family is supposed to help them make the paper doll and I think they did a great job!


Ok. I'm off to look for fabric. I forgot to tell you that I don't sew (yes, it does complicate things when you're making aprons. Don't ask.). This bunny has the same look on it's face that I have on mine when I go fabric shopping... Wish me luck!