Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Freebie ...and an Apology!

I promise to do better. I've been in a "blogging fog" lately...trying to create things for TpT, classroom, prepare for parent conferences, and well, excuses, excuses. So to try to make things right... I'm posting a Freebie! YAY! You can also find the FREEBIE on my TpT store!

I have been super busy in the classroom creating lessons that DO NOT include worksheets, are engaging and provide a sense of accountability when parents and my admins. need to "see" the learning. We are currently doing an "I am Special" (think all-about-me'ish) unit in ELA (Treasures) and Social Studies. To kick things off, we made friendship bracelets. Ahhh, how it took me back to knotting thread and wearing ten bracelets on my stick thin wrist. Snap back to the NOW, we made DUCT TAPE bracelets...My firsties LOVE them!  Super easy (minus cutting it and the tape sticking to itself...after about the tenth  third one, we got the hang of it. Each piece was slightly shorter than a Magic Treehouse book is wide (nonstandard measurement, ok?) We folded our bottom mustache piece hotdog style and did the same with our accent (paint splat) piece. We then cut the splat piece long ways down the center to make two skinny strip and secured the two pieces at both ends by, you guessed it, another piece of tape! We used the almighty velcro dot to make our bracelets ea
fun right?...
TA DA!  :)

Oh- and I know you are wondering about our choice of patterns for our bracelets.... think "Friendship" unit...we MUST (mustache) remember to accept and love others even though we are different than one another (paint splat colors and sizes). To an adult, this may sound cheesy-to a child, it was a homerun! 
I proudly wear my bracelet as I type tonight ... Sometime, even  as adults, we need to be reminded of the message our bracelets represent and with that, good night and ... Enjoy the Journey!


  1. Looks like a COlumbia College ring... I spy! :) Cute idea!!!

  2. love this freebie thanks for your newest follower drop by= )