Last week I blogged and shared about my completed Brag Tags, this week I'm focusing on the welcome gifts for my students. I always have a gift waiting for them at open house, it makes me happy to see their little faces light up when they see their treats. This year I'm giving them water bottles. Now I could have driven around to every Dollar Tree within a 20 mile radius but who has time for that! So I ordered them from the Dollar Tree website. You can purchase in bulk on their site, so I purchased a case of 24 water bottles and then went to one Dollar Tree and purchased two additional ones just in case I end up with more than 24 students. With 8 sections of 3rd grade this year, I'm praying for smaller class sizes!
Now I did have to drive around to 5 different Wal-Marts to get the Scentos party favors, it literally took me weeks to find pencils, stickers, mini pens and bracelets.
I stuffed the bottles with white shredded paper from the craft store and then put a sheet of stickers, a mini pen, a pencil and bracelet in the bottle, then I tied a gift tag to them. Viola... student welcome gifts complete. These will be waiting on the students desk when they meet me at Open House, the Friday before school begins.
I also blogged about the 7 Habits of Happy Kids Parent Flyers I made last week, if you do this program in you classroom you should check them out.
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