Yesterday was my last day of Christmas camp (will blog more on camp soon). After our holiday Music at the Mall event this Saturday, I will officially be on break! Looking forward to getting some stuff off my to do list and taking a break.
I’m really excited how well the gifts I made for my students turned out that I wanted to share. They were easy and very affordable! (Which are two important criteria’s for me)
Here is what my students received…
You will want to click on the picture so you can see them enlarged. I had emailed parents asking for 10-15 words that described their child (what they liked, personalities, etc…), I added in a few more and then plugged them into Tagxedo. Chose a color theme that fell into their favorite color. Printed them out on card stock, put them in a frame (dollar store) and wrapped them in Christmas music themed wrapping paper that I had found. (Total gift cost including wrapping paper- approx. $1.50 a student.) For my adults I plugged in the names of the pieces they learned over the year so it was a visual representation of what they accomplished (so important for adults to see).
Here is a text I received from one Mom… “Oh my goodness, the gift you made R is amazing!! She loves it and so do I! Thank you so much for everything you do!”
There are times when I have thought about not doing a gift for my students because I hear teachers say that they are the one’s that should be receiving gifts, not giving. And I totally get that. But I just can’t help it. I enjoy giving and it is just a small way of letting them know how much I care for them. When I get texts like the one above, it makes that extra time and effort worth it.