Monday, July 27, 2015

Team Member Gifts

Happy Monday! Today is my last day of summer vacation. I have meetings this week, but I am going in today to have a team meeting with my wonderful kindergarten team. This year I am team lead and I wanted to share my appreciation with some beginning of the year gifts.

Teaching all day can be tiring and at the end of the day it's not unusual for some of us to forget to drink water. I have two HUGE water cups that I bring to work every day, but it never hurts to have more. I added vinyl to these mason jar cups for my team mates. Hopefully we will all stay hydrated this school year.

The next part of their gift are some goodies from my favorite place... Target!! I just packaged up some of my favorite dollar spot finds and closed it up with some washi tape.

This past week I went into my classroom and set everything up. I wanted to be able to relax this week and focus on lesson planning this week. I have been creating custom stickers for my Erin Condren lesson planner and I have fallen in love! I am making more stickers that are specifically for teachers and I will be releasing them later this week. If you want to see them for yourself, you can visit my Etsy store HERE.

I am linking up with Tara for Monday Made It. If you have made anything this week, feel free to link up as well.

18 comments:

  1. Those stickers look amazing! You are making me want to get an Erin Condren Teacher Planner! Those mason jars are such a thoughtful gift. We tend to forget to do important things like drink water throughout the day. These personalized gifts are perfect :-) I love working with vinyl!

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    1. I am loving it so far. I have already been using the calendars and note section. It is so nice being able to have everything right in front of me.

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  2. Vinyl makes everything fun! I need to remember to drink water this year. Maybe with cute lettering I will :) Love your crafts.

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    1. It does and I love how it makes everything you have just a little more special.

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  3. I am going into my room this week to set up so I can focus on planning. I don't have an Erin Condren, but I do have a planner and I love stickers! I will have to check them out. You are sweet to make something for your teammates. Now I'm thinking I need to do something for mine too!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. I love the fact that stickers can be used in any planner. You can even use stickers in a notebook to help you plan. Who knew that I would have fallen in love with stickers so much!

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  4. I have an Erin Condren planner and would love some stickers that have subjects and times. Yours look awesome! Would you mind emailing me when you have them ready in your store? janiefahey@gmail.com I want to get a few little gifts together for my team, too. I am hoping to get that done next week since we go back for meetings and pd Aug. 10th.
    Janie
    Are We There Yet?

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    1. Absolutely! I am also thinking of adding editable versions in my TpT store for teachers. Due to clip art terms of use, I have to sell physical copies, but since those are completely designed by me, I will be able to have some digital stickers available too.

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  5. Your gifts are so thoughtful! I need to get on that too! I usually have my act together (team leader going on 3 years??? I think...lol) anyway...I wish I had one of those cute letter making machines....might be a must have soon;) LOVE anything planner!!! Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. My gifts were totally last minute. I probably should have started on them earlier, but they got done!! :-) You NEED a machine. I have a Cricut and a Silhouette and I love them both.

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  6. I have a cricut, but I haven't ever used vinyl in it. I would love to hear how it sticks and such.
    Kovescence of the Mind

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    1. I used my Cricut to cut the vinyl and it cuts it perfectly. I can make a tutorial sometime this week on how I made the mason jars so you can see how the Cricut works.

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  7. How thoughtful of you to make a little back to school gift for your team! What a nice touch!

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    1. Thanks! It is my first year as team lead and only my second year at the school. I am the youngest one on my team so I just wanted to get the year off to a good start. They were a hit!

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  8. What a cute and simple gift idea! I love that Mason jar idea! I really need a Silhouette in my life. I'm still using a Cricut...and, it's an old one at that. Ha! Your planner stickers came out great! Happy planning!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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    1. I was looking all over for cups or jars to buy. Then I remembered I already had the mason jar mugs at home. All I had to do was buy the drink top, straw, and top. Everything else I already had. I have both the Cricut and Silhouette. I used the Cricut for my vinyl and my Silhouette for my stickers.

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  9. I love the style of those stickers! I'm just in love with the cursive font on black!

    I'm also working on teammate presents but it will probably be a month or so before I post them-- have to give them away first!

    My Bright Blue House

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    1. Thank you! It's so much easier being able to stick a sticker on instead of writing the subjects every week.

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