I'm off to my happy place for a few days. I have fallen in love with this resort and lucky for me it's just a few hours drive away.
I will be spending the next four days floating around the lazy river with an adult beverage or two. I have not turned my teacher/school/blog/tpt brain off since school ended in June, so I'm going to try my best to actually just relax. I'll be coming back just in time to get into school early to start setting up. What??
So, before I leave, I've dusted off this vintage post from last year for those of you who may not have seen it. See you soon!
Ever opened a wedding/birthday/retirement party invite and a pile of obnoxious confetti falls all over your floor? Yeah, don't you just love that stuff? Oh, not so much? I pretty much despise it. Well, I used to anyway until I came across this super cute idea last summer! Now I find myself picking it up off tables at birthday parties and shaking envelopes before I open them! (ok, not quite that obsessive...)
How darling is this?
I claim no ownership to this poem. I found it during some web scouring last year and the copy I have doesn't have a name. So if it's yours, thank you and please take proper credit! The poem is kind of hard to read in the picture, this is it:
We have a meet and greet the Friday before the start of school and I hand one to each kid. There are lots of ways to present this but I like this way because it's closed up and I think it encourages the kids to really wait till Sunday night to read it. I have a little paper punch that makes two slits, but you can just as easily use a regular hole punch and tie it closed (or heck, just staple it!).
The confetti in mine is in little zippered jewelry bags that I got in the craft aisle at Wal-mart. A pack comes w/100 so you can easily split it with a friend. The confetti is from there too. One bag goes a looooong way!
Click here to get a free copy for your kiddies!
Here it is for a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday start, too!
Edited to add: Here it is in Word if you need to make changes. I'm not sure if the font will get all wonky, but you can play around with it :)