Every December panic hits as I realize I need to think of something for my students and parents. In younger grades, we would create student made cards and gifts to take home and post on the fridge. Thanks to pinterest, teachers have an endless list of ideas which were no doubt created by adults. The final products, in my experience at least, never quite turn out the same way.
A few years ago I came upon an idea which I have hung to since then. A co-worker was taking a class picture with the students holding up letters to spell out "HAPPY HOLIDAYS!" Not only is the picture a nice memory from the year, but it meets my three criteria: fast, easy, and inexpensive. Thanks to same day printing, I can order prints or cards with the student photo.
This year was no different. These were printed at Walgreens. Thanks to a holiday 40% off coupon, the cards were a great deal!
I have used the same concept for Thank You cards for room moms and other classroom helpers.
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