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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I Should Have Blogged About It: Student Teacher Gifts

Do you happen to take pictures of things around your classroom,  thinking you'd like to share on your blog, but do not get around to it?

I take pictures all the time, and by the time I am ready to post...  I do not think is good enough for a post, something else comes up, or I am terribly tired to do anything. 

For right now, I have decided that since I took lots of pictures, I will begin a series of things I wanted to share with you.  I am hoping you see something cool.

Let's begin with part one:

As you may remember, I was lucky enough to have (my first) a fantabulous student teacher.  Saying good bye was hard!  I am happy to report that we have become BFFs. I need friends, you guys!

I'd like to share with you how we said good bye to our student teacher.  
I purchased a plastic bin at Michael's.  I have a container like this one, which I use to carry my guided reading books from the book room to my classroom.  I wanted to get her something she could later use.  
I then created two cute covers to spice it up.

Fun paper, a box of blank cards, color pens, stickers, notepads, apple note pad, PTA goodies with our school mascot, and of course, a jar for some chocolate.

I did all the shopping and wrapped everything with tulle (bought her favorite color).  I wanted the kids to share their wisdom, so we created a book with advice on how to be the best teacher.  

As you can see crafts are a big deal in our classroom... and learning from me was truly the best advice :) 

I purchased a mini scrapbooking album and filled it up with goodies as well.

For the first page, I took a class picture. Then I took pictures of my student teacher with the kids. We did it by table, so we had 6 pictures at the end. 
I glued the pictures and then glued a small thank you note matching the kids pictures, so she'd remember them years from now.

The last for pages were filled with gift cards. 

We had cake (can't find the picture) and juice. I am pretty sure I ate about 3 slices of the cake.

I miss her. I miss her. I miss her. #maybeiwillgetluckyagain  #ilovemynewbff #studentteachertaughtmealot 


  1. I'm so glad you decided to blog about it Tania! What very nice, personal gifts! I bet she loved them!
    Creative Lesson Cafe

  2. Oh, Tania! I want to be your student teacher! Pick me! Your gift is so sweet! What a great way to get her started in her own classroom. I am so glad you shared your experience with us.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  3. Tania, your gifts are amazing! I am obsessing over that box!! She was lucky to have you as a mentor:)

  4. I love this idea, and I hope that if I ever have a student teacher, I remember this amazing idea. I'm glad you finally blogged about it! :)
    Mrs. Jones Teaches

  5. Adorable gift ideas! I love the album with gift cards.

    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

  6. I love this graphic for your theme for your blog post!! How often does this happen to us!?! Where did you get the girl in it?! I LOVE her!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade