Today I had an "oops!" moment...of epic proportions. Two of the youngest students have birthdays this week, one yesterday and one today, and I forgot to buy a gift for each of them! I had planned out what I was going to get but forgot to do so. They knew that today was the day to receive the gifts, as I had a music class with them...
So, what was I to do? After a bit of clever word-work (in my opinion) convincing them that they needed to wait until the end of the school day, I came up with a Making Kit.
In each kit (ziploc bag) I put:
a styrofoam ball
a bunch of wooden beads
a handful of new crayons
a little flower pot (one of those that's not a lot bigger than my thumb)
and a partridge in a pear tree.
Ok, so I left out the partridge. And the tree.
The note that goes along with the kit says "In this package you will find many things for building monsters, machines, vehicles, or whatever you choose!"
This kind of gift would have been a big hit with my group in PH...we'll see how it goes over here!