Sunday, January 9, 2011

seuss makes things more fun!

My oldest sister has a hobby I wish I had.  I don't have the patience for it.  I would rather go out and buy something!  She sews!  She makes the cutest aprons, oven mitts, pot holders, and baby burp clothes.  I can't wait to have my own house one day to be able to buy a lot of them and wear them while I cook up great meals for my husband and kids (I will be dreaming about this for a while)!!!  She sells her things here at  I love that she makes these because I have so many friends getting married and having babies, and these make fantastic gifts. 
As I have talked about in previous posts I love homemade and handmade gifts.  They are so special knowing that someone thought about you while putting their own time into making something just for YOU! 
Emily does that a lot.  She is very thoughtful and creative in her little sewing business. 
I have talked a few times about having a teacher apron.  I have thought it would be fun to wear and having everything right there on you and not worrying about where you put something (because I do that a lot).  I didn't know Emily was making me an apron for Christmas.  I was super excited to open this...
My own teacher apron!!!  It is perfect because it matches all my Dr. Seuss stuff!  I love the bright colors, the polka dots, and the FUN pockets!  My students have asked everyday for me to wear it!  I am able to put so much stuff in it!  I have put markers, pens, pencils, stickers, and smelly chapstick.  The smelly chapstick idea came from a friend who also teaches Kindergarten!  She shared the idea with me from a Dr. Jean workshop she went to.  (I want to go to a Dr. Jean workshop REALLY bad!  Love all her ideas and songs.) 
I use the smelly chapstick when I see students working hard on something.  I use this instead of using candy or stickers.  They love to smell it while they are working.  I just put a little dab on the hand they are not using to write with so they can smell while they are still on task! 

I love my apron and it adds uniqueness to my classroom!  Read what Emily had to say about it on her blog too!  Thank you Emily for the great Christmas present!!!!  I love it and so do my kinders!!!

1 comment:

  1. so cute Laura! you are such a fun kindergarten teacher! miss you!


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