Saturday, May 23, 2015

Bright Ideas Link Up! Parent Volunteer Gifts Made Easy!

I always try to come up with some of the best ideas for my parents that volunteer each year in the classroom.  So I thought I would make it easier on some of you that fret like I do with coming up with unique ideas for gifts.  This year I had some fantastic parent volunteers and they deserve the best!

Here are five of my favorite gifts for parents who volunteer in the classroom:

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1. This one is from NellieBellie blog and there are some very cute labels that are available on her post for free. (see below)  

2. The next one is from Paging Fun Mums, for a parent appreciation gift:

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  I love the thumbprints of all the children in the class.  It also can be a keepsake for the child whose parent was the volunteer as well. 

3. Another idea that I have used and dearly love is this one with the pitchers from Target.  They actually are not glass at all, but plastic.  You could also fill them with flowers or some crystal light wrapped with colorful ribbons.

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The ribbon and labels are from Michael's and the pitchers are in the patio area at Target.

4. This one I absolutely love because the insulated tumblers are inexpensive and can be personalized for each parent volunteer.  

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Hey, who can resist a tumbler to carry around everywhere you go during the summer?

5. This last one is from Maria Manore's blog, Kinder Craze.

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Just purchase the Starbucks Frappuccino and print out the free labels that she has on her blog. If you enjoyed this bright idea, please consider joining me on Facebook, Twitter or TpT for more great ideas.

For more bright ideas from other bloggers, please browse through the link-up below and choose a topic/grade level that interests you. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Everything is Just Peachy! Introducing Our New Collaborative Blog!

Welcome Fellow Peaches!

I am so excited to be part of a new collaborative blog adventure!  I am joining about 30 other Georgia Elementary School bloggers to create an exclusive, collaborative blog FULL of tips and treats JUST for Georgia teachers!!! 

I'd like for you to meet...

For the first blog post we are doing a blog hop FULL of FREEBIES!  Not just any freebie, but a freebie that is tailored for the end of the school year.  The kids are wild, the weather is warm, and we are all hanging in there.  Each blogger has created an exclusive, end of the year freebie, just for you!

But first, let us introduce ourselves...

My name is Deb Thomas!  I am the author of this blog as well as the "Who's Who and Who's Newwebsite.  I have taught special needs preschool on up to third grade.  I have 39 years of teaching experience and I am a strong advocate for hands-on learning and to keep them moving to engage all of their senses.   

Currently, I am teaching first grade, I have raised four sons, have two wonderful daughters and three grandchildren with #4 on the way.  I am a very busy mother, grandmother, and educator!  I also have four fur-babies that I absolutely adore and they are all rescue animals.  I think I need a farm?

3 of my 4 sons, and Sarah

Here is a freebie just for you and I know you will enjoy it!  It will make your last ten days of school a ton of FUN!

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  We will be giving away 1 GRAND PRIZE $50 TPT Gift Certificate, plus three other lucky winners will each receive a $25 TPT Gift Certificate! 

Make sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway on the Primary Peach and follow along!

Want to meet the next Primary Peach blogger and collect another freebie?  Click below!!!