A nice gift for teachers the first day of school. It's a TEACHERS FIRST AID KIT: Very simple. I got mini floss organizers at the craft store and made a little label in photoshop Then I filled them with Band-Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff. I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute! Then I filled them with Band -Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff. I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute! I wrapped it up with a tag. (The apple is from the "hello teacher kit" on house of 3). THE NOTE CAN READ: Twas the night before school started, and all through the house. All the kids were stirring, trying to find their new blouse. Their backpacks were hung on their doorknobs with care, In hopes that I'd wake up in time to do their hair. I want to be nestled, all snug in my bed, But I'm glad I stayed up and made teacher gifts instead. Because teachers need kuddos and treats that bring cheer, And I am just hoping we have a good school year! by cheryl
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cheryl A nice gift for teachers the first day of school. It's a TEACHERS FIRST AID KIT: Very simple. I got mini floss organizers at the craft store and made a little label in photoshop Then I filled them with Band-Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff. I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute! Then I filled them with Band -Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff. I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute! I wrapped it up with a tag. (The apple is from the "hello teacher kit" on house of 3). THE NOTE CAN READ: Twas the night before school started, and all through the house. All the kids were stirring, trying to find their new blouse. Their backpacks were hung on their doorknobs with care, In hopes that I'd wake up in time to do their hair. I want to be nestled, all snug in my bed, But I'm glad I stayed up and made teacher gifts instead. Because teachers need kuddos and treats that bring cheer, And I am just hoping we have a good school year!
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Personalized Hand Sanitizer. I was head of the Teacher Appreciation Week committee year before last and I made these for the teachers and they were a HUGE hit. by cheryl
cheryl
cheryl Personalized Hand Sanitizer. I was head of the Teacher Appreciation Week committee year before last and I made these for the teachers and they were a HUGE hit.
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I chased all that time to end up hurt. You played hard to get which made me want you more. The more distant and cold you were made me try harder. You kept me hooked by giving in and making me feel like you were so in love then it would be back to chasing you again. Then one day I saw you with her. You were doing the same things with her you did with me and I realized that to you it was just a game. You never cared about any of us. All you wanted with us is what you could get out of us. by proteamundi
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proteamundi I chased all that time to end up hurt. You played hard to get which made me want you more. The more distant and cold you were made me try harder. You kept me hooked by giving in and making me feel like you were so in love then it would be back to chasing you again. Then one day I saw you with her. You were doing the same things with her you did with me and I realized that to you it was just a game. You never cared about any of us. All you wanted with us is what you could get out of us.
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Yeshi was practicing her Tibetan script on a painted board in this small village school. I was amazed by the quality of her work. It was like some of the finest caligraphy I had seen. Her teacher was a Tibetan who had been educated in a Chinese run university. My interperter told me that eventhough the Tibetan language was being taught the content of all their books on history and Tibetan culture were written from a Chinese perspective. by indy
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indy Yeshi was practicing her Tibetan script on a painted board in this small village school. I was amazed by the quality of her work. It was like some of the finest caligraphy I had seen. Her teacher was a Tibetan who had been educated in a Chinese run university. My interperter told me that eventhough the Tibetan language was being taught the content of all their books on history and Tibetan culture were written from a Chinese perspective.
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I saw one where the wedding party was sort of photo bombing, only it was the bride and groom that were in focus. might be kind of fun. > it could be a running silly thing to do w/o the couple knowing then give a gag gift album with all the photo bombed captures of the bridal party! by daniela.pic
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daniela.pic I saw one where the wedding party was sort of photo bombing, only it was the bride and groom that were in focus. might be kind of fun. > it could be a running silly thing to do w/o the couple knowing then give a gag gift album with all the photo bombed captures of the bridal party!
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Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments! The kids could help with this fun gift idea for a teacher, neighbor, coach, piano or Sunday school teacher, etc. (I gave this to the other teachers I worked with and they loved it!- LeAnn~) by mmonet
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mmonet Hot Cocoa Mix Ornaments! The kids could help with this fun gift idea for a teacher, neighbor, coach, piano or Sunday school teacher, etc. (I gave this to the other teachers I worked with and they loved it!- LeAnn~)
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"Basically all I did was roll up the onesies and wrap a rubber band around them. I then stuck them in the cute tin bucket (Target dollar spot) and filled in the gaps with silk flowers. So cute!" by belinda
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belinda "Basically all I did was roll up the onesies and wrap a rubber band around them. I then stuck them in the cute tin bucket (Target dollar spot) and filled in the gaps with silk flowers. So cute!"
Baby Shower Ideas
when I was in France (which i still have a lot to post) I was inspired by their breakfast set up. The table had recycled wine bottles filled with all kinds of juices. I thought that was amazing, so I filled a couple with orange juice and almond milk. If you were having a brunch, you could use wine bottles and fill them up with pineapple juice, orange juice, iced coffee, apple juice, and milk. by chrystal
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chrystal when I was in France (which i still have a lot to post) I was inspired by their breakfast set up. The table had recycled wine bottles filled with all kinds of juices. I thought that was amazing, so I filled a couple with orange juice and almond milk. If you were having a brunch, you could use wine bottles and fill them up with pineapple juice, orange juice, iced coffee, apple juice, and milk.
Take A Seat
When I was in high school, I had a chemistry teacher once who told us, "If you can cook, then you can do chemistry." I remember finding this very odd, because I knew nothing about how to cook, and most of my attempts were met with little in the way of success. I am pretty sure that in the 10th... by candy
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candy When I was in high school, I had a chemistry teacher once who told us, "If you can cook, then you can do chemistry." I remember finding this very odd, because I knew nothing about how to cook, and most of my attempts were met with little in the way of success. I am pretty sure that in the 10th...
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Geodesic dome connector. I have only built one dome, and that was back in the youth of my carpentry career. There were three of us building it, which was a number that worked well with the project. We prefabricated all of the panels, and then assembled it. It was large, with a 20' radius. I appreciated all of the geometry, amd trigonometry that I had studied. It was fasciating as it came together and quite beautiful. McC by neva
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neva Geodesic dome connector. I have only built one dome, and that was back in the youth of my carpentry career. There were three of us building it, which was a number that worked well with the project. We prefabricated all of the panels, and then assembled it. It was large, with a 20' radius. I appreciated all of the geometry, amd trigonometry that I had studied. It was fasciating as it came together and quite beautiful. McC
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They were careless animals, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and scratched all of the curtains and piddled on the carpets and then retreated back into their catnip or their vast litter boxes, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. by penelope
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penelope They were careless animals, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and scratched all of the curtains and piddled on the carpets and then retreated back into their catnip or their vast litter boxes, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.
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On the first day of school I write my kids a letter telling about myself, and then their task is to write a letter back to me. It gives the kids something simple to do while I deal with parents, school supplies and any other first day hiccups. The letters are really fun to read, and I save to look at again at the end of the year, it’s amazing to see their growth. by carlani
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carlani On the first day of school I write my kids a letter telling about myself, and then their task is to write a letter back to me. It gives the kids something simple to do while I deal with parents, school supplies and any other first day hiccups. The letters are really fun to read, and I save to look at again at the end of the year, it’s amazing to see their growth.
For the Classroom
I'm not sure to understand well but, the basemeshes were actually pretty basic. Sometimes it was just a sphere with dynamesh for the organic stuff, like the fish or the pig leg, other times it was a little bit of hard surface modeling in max then a detail pass in ZBrush About the carpets, it was really easy actually. It's done in max, with spline and soft selection. I did a quick breakdown : by celia
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celia I'm not sure to understand well but, the basemeshes were actually pretty basic. Sometimes it was just a sphere with dynamesh for the organic stuff, like the fish or the pig leg, other times it was a little bit of hard surface modeling in max then a detail pass in ZBrush About the carpets, it was really easy actually. It's done in max, with spline and soft selection. I did a quick breakdown :
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GREAT IDEA --> I personally made this "money-book" for my daughter's 1st grade teacher!  It totally made her cry!!!  It was such a BIG hit that a ton of other teachers and even the principal were stopping me and talking about this amazing idea!!! by vivian
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vivian GREAT IDEA --> I personally made this "money-book" for my daughter's 1st grade teacher! It totally made her cry!!! It was such a BIG hit that a ton of other teachers and even the principal were stopping me and talking about this amazing idea!!!
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"Another activity we began doing this school year  was "nature frames". I saw this idea when visiting  a Reggio exhibit in Monterey in the fall.  Simply place some old picture frames, without the  glass or the back insert, on a flat surface. We then  encouraged the children to collect nature items and  arrange them within the frame. The kids had a blast  collecting and arranging. It was a group activity so they  had to all agree how it was to look." by francine
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francine "Another activity we began doing this school year was "nature frames". I saw this idea when visiting a Reggio exhibit in Monterey in the fall. Simply place some old picture frames, without the glass or the back insert, on a flat surface. We then encouraged the children to collect nature items and arrange them within the frame. The kids had a blast collecting and arranging. It was a group activity so they had to all agree how it was to look."
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Back To School Treats I know it's early so just file this away for when you're in the mood to work on BTS stuff. I enjoy decorating with fish. They work for the beginning of the year as well as summer; their bright colors simply give one a happy feeling. There's also the terrific "play on words" possibilities with "school" and "o-fish-ally". With that in mind I designed these sweet treat bag "headers" to put at the top of a Snack Baggie of Fishy crackers. There's also a fish pattern to slit & slide a push-up Popsicle through plus a bookmark for more quick easy & inexpensive treats. I've included a "We're ready for a 'fin-tastic' school year" poster as well which can be the center for a fish-filled bulletin board. Run the 4 different fish patterns off on a variety of bright colors and have children write their name on one. For added pizzazz attach their 1st day of school photograph next to it. The packet includes patterns for preschool kindergarten & 1st grade with a blank template to fill in with whatever. Click on the link to zip on over to my blog where the BTS fish-themed treats are today's featured FREEBIE. From Diane over at TeachWithMe.com back to school activities back to school bulletin boards back to school treats diane henderson PK - 2 treat bags by E'Lan Cowan
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E'Lan Cowan Back To School Treats I know it's early so just file this away for when you're in the mood to work on BTS stuff. I enjoy decorating with fish. They work for the beginning of the year as well as summer; their bright colors simply give one a happy feeling. There's also the terrific "play on words" possibilities with "school" and "o-fish-ally". With that in mind I designed these sweet treat bag "headers" to put at the top of a Snack Baggie of Fishy crackers. There's also a fish pattern to slit & slide a push-up Popsicle through plus a bookmark for more quick easy & inexpensive treats. I've included a "We're ready for a 'fin-tastic' school year" poster as well which can be the center for a fish-filled bulletin board. Run the 4 different fish patterns off on a variety of bright colors and have children write their name on one. For added pizzazz attach their 1st day of school photograph next to it. The packet includes patterns for preschool kindergarten & 1st grade with a blank template to fill in with whatever. Click on the link to zip on over to my blog where the BTS fish-themed treats are today's featured FREEBIE. From Diane over at TeachWithMe.com back to school activities back to school bulletin boards back to school treats diane henderson PK - 2 treat bags
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Easter rice krispy treats:) Molded in mini muffin pan, filled with coconut flakes dyed with green food color and topped with jelly beans. Ideal for school and playdates! In my daughters preschool kids filedl them on their own, so it was cute  edible craft:) by karin
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karin Easter rice krispy treats:) Molded in mini muffin pan, filled with coconut flakes dyed with green food color and topped with jelly beans. Ideal for school and playdates! In my daughters preschool kids filedl them on their own, so it was cute edible craft:)
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I love the idea of each group having their own bookshelf, tissue box, hand sanitizer, and trash can. It would be nice if there were cups for sharpened and unsharpened pencils too to prevent all useless wandering. My cooperating teacher had a filing cabinet for each of her pods, but I like this better. by Neeley Minor
Neeley Minor
Neeley Minor I love the idea of each group having their own bookshelf, tissue box, hand sanitizer, and trash can. It would be nice if there were cups for sharpened and unsharpened pencils too to prevent all useless wandering. My cooperating teacher had a filing cabinet for each of her pods, but I like this better.
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On the first day of the school have the students make their hand print, fill out an info sheet with the teacher, and measure their height in yarn.  Then wrap it up like a time capsule and put a label on it that says "do not open until (the last date of school).  Open the time capsule and do the same thing at the end of the year to see how much they have grown and changed. by holly
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holly On the first day of the school have the students make their hand print, fill out an info sheet with the teacher, and measure their height in yarn. Then wrap it up like a time capsule and put a label on it that says "do not open until (the last date of school). Open the time capsule and do the same thing at the end of the year to see how much they have grown and changed.
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This is a set of 64 Crayola crayons with labels so that while children are coloring, they are also exposed to the names of chemicals that will make those colors!     So instead of thinking “I want green” they will think “I want Barium Nitrate Ba(NO3)2 Flame” and then when they take chemistry in high school and their teacher sets some gas on fire and it makes a green color and they ask the class what chemical it was your student will know it was by cherry
cherry
cherry This is a set of 64 Crayola crayons with labels so that while children are coloring, they are also exposed to the names of chemicals that will make those colors! So instead of thinking “I want green” they will think “I want Barium Nitrate Ba(NO3)2 Flame” and then when they take chemistry in high school and their teacher sets some gas on fire and it makes a green color and they ask the class what chemical it was your student will know it was
smarties
True Story: Mom found out I was being abused by a teacher. My brother saw it and told her. She goes to the school and to the teacher's room knocked on door pulled the teacher out of the doorway and kicked that bitches ass. I was going to restroom saw it and was cheering and yelling for my mom. RabidWolf by caitlin
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caitlin True Story: Mom found out I was being abused by a teacher. My brother saw it and told her. She goes to the school and to the teacher's room knocked on door pulled the teacher out of the doorway and kicked that bitches ass. I was going to restroom saw it and was cheering and yelling for my mom. RabidWolf
for the kids
How to make homemade ice cream in a baggie. This is just as cool as my homemade butter in a canning jar. Oh how I wish I could take credit for coming up with this one, but I can't. I saw it in Disney Family Fun Magazine the other day and thought it was such a great idea. I whipped up a few batches in no time and soon we were eating homemade ice cre by jean
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jean How to make homemade ice cream in a baggie. This is just as cool as my homemade butter in a canning jar. Oh how I wish I could take credit for coming up with this one, but I can't. I saw it in Disney Family Fun Magazine the other day and thought it was such a great idea. I whipped up a few batches in no time and soon we were eating homemade ice cre
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Penguin addition-downloaded Deanna Jump's Penguin Math and Literacy Fun from Teachers Pay Teachers.  I have done a few of her great activities with the students.  I wanted to have something to hang in the hall so, I modified this penguin activity that I saw on another blog, Chalk Talk. The finished product was adorable and the kids had a great time making it. by annie
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annie Penguin addition-downloaded Deanna Jump's Penguin Math and Literacy Fun from Teachers Pay Teachers. I have done a few of her great activities with the students. I wanted to have something to hang in the hall so, I modified this penguin activity that I saw on another blog, Chalk Talk. The finished product was adorable and the kids had a great time making it.
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Best Performances 2015 - Benedict Cumberbatch - Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game “Both my parents are actors, and they discouraged me from the profession. But I thought their lives were so romantic. 
I did loads of plays when I was at school. It was all boys, so 
I got to play girls. It’s scary how epicene I was. I got the female thing down. My parents were a little worried at that point—they thought they’d lost me to the other side 
of the board.” by claudia
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claudia Best Performances 2015 - Benedict Cumberbatch - Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game “Both my parents are actors, and they discouraged me from the profession. But I thought their lives were so romantic. 
I did loads of plays when I was at school. It was all boys, so 
I got to play girls. It’s scary how epicene I was. I got the female thing down. My parents were a little worried at that point—they thought they’d lost me to the other side 
of the board.”
bon appetit
ake Your Own Glow in the Dark Glue  The idea to make glowing glue came to me last night while Rosie was painting with glow in the dark paint .  It is so simple, I can't believe I never thought to do it before.  All you have to do is add a squirt of glow in the dark paint to clear school glue, shake it up,  and then you have glow in the dark glue! by Casa Lua
Casa Lua
Casa Lua ake Your Own Glow in the Dark Glue The idea to make glowing glue came to me last night while Rosie was painting with glow in the dark paint .  It is so simple, I can't believe I never thought to do it before.  All you have to do is add a squirt of glow in the dark paint to clear school glue, shake it up,  and then you have glow in the dark glue!
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We brought these for the Back To School "Meet and Greet" with the kid's teachers. They were a hit!  "With You As My Teacher I will Be One Smart Cookie." by cheryl
cheryl
cheryl We brought these for the Back To School "Meet and Greet" with the kid's teachers. They were a hit! "With You As My Teacher I will Be One Smart Cookie."
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Seriously! That's crazy but pretty funny. I probably wouldn't stop laughing if I was walking down the street and saw a woman in a business suit and heels and then noticed that the heels were gnomes. Haha!! Gnome heels! by dorothea
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dorothea Seriously! That's crazy but pretty funny. I probably wouldn't stop laughing if I was walking down the street and saw a woman in a business suit and heels and then noticed that the heels were gnomes. Haha!! Gnome heels!
Stuff to do with the Kiddos
I Have... Who Has... Student's Favorites Back to School edition is a perfect "get to know you activity." Each student will have to work with each other to play this "fill in the blank game."   Once all the cards are filled out: *Collect them *Shuffle them *Then redistribute one card per student  *Student with "the first card" reads their card word for word. Then whoever has the card with the answer to that card reads their card and so forth. by ava
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ava I Have... Who Has... Student's Favorites Back to School edition is a perfect "get to know you activity." Each student will have to work with each other to play this "fill in the blank game." Once all the cards are filled out: *Collect them *Shuffle them *Then redistribute one card per student *Student with "the first card" reads their card word for word. Then whoever has the card with the answer to that card reads their card and so forth.
SEATING and SETTINGS.
Road Trip Snack Boxes for Kids - I made these for this summer's trip and it was a huge hit. I found the boxes in the craft section at Wal-Mart and included a variety of salty and sweet treats. Then on each leg of our trip (divided up into 1-2 hour increments), they could choose one or two things to eat. Very convenient on us as parents and the kids love it, too. -- I am so doing this this summer! by Sherri32
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Sherri32 Road Trip Snack Boxes for Kids - I made these for this summer's trip and it was a huge hit. I found the boxes in the craft section at Wal-Mart and included a variety of salty and sweet treats. Then on each leg of our trip (divided up into 1-2 hour increments), they could choose one or two things to eat. Very convenient on us as parents and the kids love it, too. -- I am so doing this this summer!
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I remember! This was the very first pic I saw of the boys with the quote saying "You don't know your beautiful!" I had no idea who these boys were but I loved the quote and obviously their looks! It was before they were big here so I hadn't even heard their music. But wow! This brings back memories! by luella
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luella I remember! This was the very first pic I saw of the boys with the quote saying "You don't know your beautiful!" I had no idea who these boys were but I loved the quote and obviously their looks! It was before they were big here so I hadn't even heard their music. But wow! This brings back memories!
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S’more Krispy Treats, I just made these ANNDD, their pretty much AMMMAING! I stirred in the choc when it was hot and its a melted yummy mess! by rene
rene
rene S’more Krispy Treats, I just made these ANNDD, their pretty much AMMMAING! I stirred in the choc when it was hot and its a melted yummy mess!
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