By Tori Linville
School is almost in session for another year. Teachers will be sending home assignments to complete and requests for classroom supplies. Children will be stuffed with knowledge and lunches. To survive the back to school daze, we’ve got some great ideas to try that will supply smiles all around. Good grades not guaranteed.
Teacher Survival Kit
A great way to get on a teacher’s good side is an unforgettable survival kit. The start to the new school year requires tons of supplies that teachers need for the day to day of operating a classroom. Grab a small dollar store basket and line it with some tissue paper. Then, load it up with some of these goods:
· Germ-X or any type of hand sanitizer
· Post-It Notes
· Printer Paper
· Notebook Paper (wide ruled)
· A box of tissues
· Paper Clips
· Binder Clips
· Dry-Erase Markers
· Dry-Erase Board Cleaner
· Stickers for grading
Back to School Candy Pencil
Send your kiddos back to school with these treats to hand out to classmates. They’ll be sure to be a class favorite and allows for a quick break from all the learning!
What you’ll need:
Yellow scrapbook paper
Pink scrapbook paper
Metallic of foil scrapbook paper
Paper cutter (optional)
1 piece of lined paper (to guide)
Large skewer or scoring tool
What you’ll make:
1. Cut Paper
Yellow paper: cut 3.5 in. by 4.5 in.
Pink paper: cut .5 in. by 3. 5 in.
Metallic paper: cut 3.4 in. by 3.5 in.
Cut a circle from another piece of pink paper by tracing around the rolo candy and cut out.
2. Using the lined paper as a guide, score the long side of the yellow paper every two lines.
3. Write a fun, nice message in the middle of the paper. Fold the paper on each of the scored lines.
4. Attach the pink and metallic paper to the end of the yellow with glue.
5. Carefully remove the white paper from the Kiss and color the tip with a black marker.
6. Using glue, wrap the Rolo candy with the paper and secure, then add the Kiss.
7. Attach the circle of pink paper to the end of the candy with glue.
Check out this website for more fun school-themed craft ideas.
School Countdown/Art Display
Using a simple picture frame and some twine, you can generate excitement about the upcoming school year by displaying a countdown and then displaying any artwork the children come home with during the year.
Just take a large picture frame and wrap it with twine. Start by tying a secure knot with the twine at the top right of the frame, then wrap around the frame.
Hang a fun, festive countdown by securing sheets that display the days with a clothespin. After school has started, use clothespins to hang artwork and enjoy!
Article sponsored by Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
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