I’ll say it again, “I LOVE BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!” I always have.
(UPDATE: This is a throwback post. Daughter is now a college graduate, so I have no kids going back to school. I still love this time of year, though!
Only one of my own “kids” will be going back to school this year – her senior year of college! How can that be?! She’ll be in an apartment this year with her friends, and I’m excited for her. She’s a little sad, too, because this will be her last year. She won’t miss the schoolwork, but she will miss the fun of living with her friends, late night snack runs, and walks in the woods behind the dorms. Transitions are so bittersweet. (For kids and their moms.)
As many of you know, I’m a reading tutor. I love to read, and I love to encourage kids to read.
This little treat isn’t my original idea, and I’ve seen many teachers do this. I instantly fell in love with the idea, and my students love these! (Reading and candy–two of my favorite things…)
This one is pretty plain. With more time, I would stamp something cute on the cardstock, or at least handletter it. BUT, kids will enjoy this, no matter how plain the presentation. (After all, gummy worms are pretty decorative all by themselves, right? And, more importantly, pretty sweet!)
Here’s what to do:
All you need is some gummy worms, a plastic zipper bag (I used a snack size bag), some cardstock, and a stapler.
- Fill your bag with gummy worms. Trader Joe’s has some that aren’t artificially colored.
- Print, hand write, or stamp your message on the cardstock.
- Fold the cardstock and staple to the bag.
Little things like this make the days more fun, agreed?
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