To print out the flower templates, download them free by clicking here.
You will also need card stock to print the template on.
These paper flower crafts are quick and simple. For younger kids, I suggest making the daisy. The flower made of hearts is a little bit more difficult.
First, cut out the templates. After cutting, pinch each petal to create a slight fold stemming from the center of the flower.
Continue punching until all petals are slightly folded.
Glue the two together at the center, be sure to slightly stagger the petals.
Finish off by adding the center of the flower, leaves and a stem.
This project is also great if you have students write sweet little notes on each petal!
Heart shaped petal flowers:
Begin by gluing the bottom of the hearts to the flower's center circle.
Continue gluing until hearts are evenly spaced. Seven hearts should fill the circle.
Allow time for the glue to dry. It is also helpful to glue a second circle to the back to reinforce the petals.
After the glue has dried, gently pinch the hearts to create a fold.
Repeat these steps once more with a second set of hearts. When you are finished, glue both sets of hearts together. The backs of each set should face eachother.
Finish the design with a stem and leaves!
As a middle school teacher, Open House was simply not a big deal. As a middle school math teacher, it was almost not a deal at all. I threw up a couple of student made math posters and- voila! Open House ready! A few years of teaching in the land of single subjects made the huge production that is Open House nothing but a faint memory from my past.
Fast forward to the present- back in elementary- and Open House is back on my plate. I came across some old pictures, from my old classroom. Oh the old classroom- a quaint little room from 1920. It came fully equipped with hardwood floors, a metal furnace, and an over worked mini air-conditioner window unit. If I said I missed that room- I would be lying. :)
Looking back at these pictures though, sure does make me smile.
I attempted to move my blog to this site- sadly half of my blog did not make it!
Here's a link to the rest of my blog posts :)
State testing can be stressful for kids. I try to do all that I can to ease test anxiety and make every day of testing as fun and stress free as possible.
Before the big state test, I like to give my students a little hand written note to remind them how proud of them I am. The notes are on their desks in the morning before they arrive along with a sweet little treat- usually I leave a piece of mint gum and some smarties.
You can download the template below! There are four notes total. Two are shown below. Enjoy!!
"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." - Alexandra K. Trenfor