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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day Gifts and Favorite Read Alouds Linky

We finished our Mother's Day presents yesterday. Next week...  I promise to have a productive week :)
I went to Michael's and got some 2" key chains. The kids drew a teeny tiny portrait of their moms (front) and a cute You hold the key to my heart (back). You can download here.

Our final beauties looked like this:

We also did some writing after they completed a mom's questionnaire... wrote some sentences...drew another portrait and voila'.

Run! Ms. Nelson's Got the Camera and  is hosting her first linky party. Come and share your favorite read alouds!
Here are some of mine :)  

My kids L-O-V-E when I read any of the Skippy JonJones books.  I get to use my 'real' Mexican accent and they tell me I sound "grrreat!  

7 weeks to go!


  1. Yay! I'm so excited you linked up. Great choices. I wish I could read SkippyJon Jones with a great accent. I usually just play the CD because I'm no good.

  2. Aw I love those keychains, and their moms will too!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. Cute projects!!!! I am doing that next year!!!!! :-)

  4. sooooo cute!! I would love a copy of those if you wouldn't mind???

    1. Just uploaded them and sent you an e-mail :) Enjoy!

  5. What a great idea for a Mother's Day gift! Love it!

    Mrs. Lattin’s Kindergarten

  6. Hi,
    This are the cutest and most precious idea. As a mom, I know I would cheerish this keychain. Could you send me the template too please?
    My email is

    Thanks so much

  7. Sorry,

    My email is

  8. Hi,

    Sorry my email is


  9. I love the key chain idea! I definitely want to remember this for next year. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower and LOVE your blog!

    Sweet Seconds

  10. Love your mother's day gift idea!! I just pinned it =)

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  11. I love your Mother's Day gifts- simply adorable!
    I am your newest follower and also a second grade teacher :)
    Totally Terrific in Texas

  12. Would you also be able to create a template for a grandma and aunt? I would love to have my students make these, but some of them don't have a mom in their lives. I wouldn't want them to feel left out. Thanks!

  13. How many keychains come in each package from Michaels? How much does each keychain cost?

  14. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I had already bought the keychains for our Mother's Day project and was trying to figure out what to put in them. I am running out of time and you saved the day. THANK YOU!

  15. Help!! Last minute and I am having trouble getting the backs of the key chains. Any suggests?

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  17. Would you be able to create one for Father's day? Perhaps "I love dad" or simply "I love you". I would like to have my 4th graders make this for Father's day.

    Please and thank you.

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  19. For example you can give them a book of old and unusual recipes or even give them a book about the most unusual art creations. For more information on going away gifts learn here.