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This week was all about Mother's Day! I happened to be rummaging through my closet and came across these felt heart ornaments I picked up on clearance at Target awhile back. Bingo! Craft idea for the week! I took myself to Michael's (with my teacher ID - did you know you can get 20% off your whole purchase if you show it?) and got some foam star stickers and card stock.
We put 3 stars on the hear and wrote MOM. I cut out tags and hole punched them so we could write "Happy Mother's Day!" on the front. Older kids wrote adjectives to describe their moms on the back. I just had them cut the string and we tied on the tag.
We also read The Mother's Day Mice by Eve Bunting. It's illustrated by Jan Brett, who is a favorite author of mine. It's about 3 mice who go out to find mother's day gifts and the surprising gift the littlest mouse gives to mom. Good for prediction and WH questions, plus there's a lot of vocabulary words within the text that we discussed.
I always have lunch bags on hand, like the ones shown below:
We decorated those and then put the heart in it and stapled it shut. I told students not to give it to their moms until Sunday...we'll see if that actually happens! Almost all my students did this craft, and they really loved it! Other goals were obviously worked on, but this was the highlight!