I started making some"Welcome Back" bags for open house. We still have a month before school starts, but I am crossing some things off my to-do list early :)
I found these cute chevron bags at Michaels yesterday. There are 5"x 8" and have 24 in a pack. They were originally $2 but they were 40% off plus I had a coupon for an extra 25% off my total purchase so I got them for 90 cents a pack. Yay! I also got some in red and white chevron, black and white chevron and blue and white stripes.
I made some labels to go on them. I have a robot theme in my class :)
This is what I put in the bags (for now, I'm sure I will add more before open house!!!):
A postcard (front and back shown):
A personalized pencil (it says "Mrs. Gilchrist's Class") with a robot topper:
And the Pop Rocks goodies I made earlier in this post:
I also found some other fun things on my shopping trip yesterday, one thing was.....
I found this awesome rolling tote at Home Goods for $19.99. It's BIG! I got the blue one (its really an aqua color). It has straps so you can carry it like a large tote bag or pull the handle up when you want to wheel it around. I will get a lot of use out of this between school stuff and all of my daughter's volleyball tournaments out of town! Here's a better photo off the internet:
I also received something pretty exciting in the mail today from Amazon....not a book, MEGA SMARTIES!
Oh my goodness, have you seen these???? I saw them the other day at AC Moore, they were $1.69 for a roll. I knew I had to have them for school so I found them on Amazon - a case of 24 rolls. They were about a dollar a piece. More than I wanted to spend, but they really are awesome and I HAD to get them. I thought I could give them out when the kids get all 220 sight words or at report card time or open a roll and give them each one piece of candy right before a test, to make them "smart". Lots of possibilities!
It's hard to see how big they are, here's a photo I took compared to a pack of gum:
and holding them:
They are giant!! :) And FUN! Sure to make my class Super Smarties!