Saturday, May 10, 2014

Five For Fraturday - Mother's Day Last Minute Craft

Happy Fraturday!
I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a review of my week!
We've been doing a unit on Social Issues, and I found some excellent books for teaching this unit on the Creative Teaching Press website!
When students in my book groups were discussing the book, many of them referred back to the graphs and other text features to share what they had learned.
I loved how the book includes tips for "Making Changes" at the end.
I felt that the book presented the information in a matter-of-fact manner.
I know this topic can politically charged, and I appreciated the middle-of-the-road format of the book.
The book got the students thinking, and that is the main goal of our unit on Social Issues.

Did you get some fun Teacher Appreciation Week gifts?
I thought this one was clever - the card says, "I hit the target with getting you for a teacher", and it included a Target gift card - hurray!

Have you ever wondered about how the TV ratings were made?
Well, I got to be a part of it this week. 
I had to record every program I watched for a week, and was paid a whole $5.00 for it!

We put these together on Friday for a last minute gift for moms.
We had made cards earlier in the week, and I whipped this up while combing the aisles of JoAnn Fabric and Crafts on Thursday night.
The box is from the wedding section, and it is filled with Cookies and Creme Hershey's Kisses.
I had some scrapbook paper for the bigger heart, and I also had the sticks from another project,
The sticks were fastened to the box and heart with tape.
The kids did a nice job of putting them together in less than 30 minutes.

And last, but not least, don't forget about the awesome giveaway of Creative Teaching Press items that ends on Sunday, May 11, at midnight.
Click here to enter - or scroll down to see all the wonderful items you could win!


  1. We've been a Nielsen family before, too. It's kind of a lot of work for only $5!!

  2. I am SURE that you LOVED getting that Target card! I know I would've loved that one. I got some fun little treats from my kids. They always spoil me, but hey...I'm not complaining!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'