I received my ADORABLE Pinterest Exchange gift yesterday from Natalie over at Teachery Tidbits. My word. Too cute! Huh? I love the color combo! Definitely my favorite. She totally brightened my day. Thank you, Natalie!
I cannot wait for my buddy to receive her gift. Here is a sneak peek:
It’s a wooden tissue box (you can’t see the hole at the top but I promise it’s there!) that I personally designed just for this one special person. I hope she likes it! Although, I think she is going to giggle when she sees the packaging. I *thought* I had a box that would work. Unfortunately, I didn’t, so I had to do a little improvising. Let’s just say the packaging looks a tiny bit special. Never judge a book by its cover, friends!
You will probably think I am absolutely CRAZY after reading this next part. We have traded out traditional classroom chairs for….exercise balls!
Yes, my entire class (and soon to be entire grade) will no longer be using classroom chairs. We will still have classroom chairs available for students who wish to use them, but let’s get REAL! A 7 year old + bouncy ball = PURE BLISS! I must say, when I first heard about this idea, I was SO.NOT.FOR.IT! I thought the bouncing would be a HUGE distraction and that they would never get their work done. But, surprisingly…I’ve seen the opposite. I’ve seen MORE participation, more excitement, and WAY less behavior problems. They are especially great for squirmy children. I AM IN LOVE!
In other news, we wrapped up our Earth Day projects today. Their Earth Day craftivities are PRESH! Love each one of them.
Don’t you love first grade artwork? Even the scariest faces look sweet. I love his response!
Enjoy your Wednesday, Sweet Friends!