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Sunday, December 23, 2012

O is for Ornaments

Whew! It's finally break. I have been so wrapped up (pun intended) in holiday projects, parties, and planning that I've neglected to share much of our fun.

Just in this month my class has had three sets of gifts to open from donors (lucky us!), elf shenanigans to clean up, a field trip to sing for winter residents, holidays around the word, our school's winter concert, Grinch Day, Polar Express Day, and Cookies and Carols for our parents.

On top of that, their teacher (me!) has had to miss a few days to go to our new core reading materials adoption meetings. (We will be choosing between Journeys and Reading more Treasures. More on that in a later post.) God bless the substitutes that went on that field trip and helped my kids practice the day before our parents came to watch us.

It's been a whirlwind of fun. And I, being a Last-Minute Lucy, lost track of time to order my usual student gifts. For the last few years, I have ordered personalized pencils from

I cut it too close this year, so I planned on making these darling ornaments inspired by Pinterest.

from Pinterest
Yeah, that didn't happen either so I whipped up a 2-D version on my computer. I printed them out, stuck on our students picture stickers, cut, glued the three sides, laminated, cut again, and added the ribbon.

Quick, yes. But my students loved them and that's all that matters.

I almost went back to school at 9 pm to get my small hole punch. Oh well.

Click {here} to get the template I made. Make sure you have GingersnapsPeanutty and CK Handprint if you want to use the same fonts I did. Oh, and you might want to have a smaller hole punch handy if you don't want to cut off the crayon tips. =)

I hope you all have a fabulous holiday with your loved ones.

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