I hope this summer to get ahead with my lesson planning, so maybe next year won't be so hectic. This year after I discovered teacher blogs I was constantly making and adding things to my plans. They were great, but it is time consuming. I don't know about you, but I have no parent volunteers to copy, laminate, cut out, etc... So I have spent many late nights this year do it myself. I have a big stack of laminating that I never have had time to do.
This year we did a copycat Mother's Day project from last year. I had each of the kids give me 6 adjectives to describe his/her mom. I also asked them what they call their "mom". Using Wordle I typed the words in. I typed in all of the words. I typed "mom" in the most so it would be the biggest. Then I gave each child a frame made for transparency to decorate. I taped the word cloud in the frame and finished it off with a sticker on back that let mom know that the words came from her child. Last year, one of my moms thought I had just bought posters for the kids to give their moms. Here's a few examples, I think they turned out cute.