Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Made It and Let's Get Acquainted

I've made a few things to link up with Tara for Monday Made It
Check out these adorable flip flops I made for $2 for my daughter! You can buy flip flops for a $1 at Old Navy (special sale) or Dollar Tree and a bag of water balloons and you have a super cute pair of flip flops! Just tie each balloon in a knot all the way around the shoe!

I made these photo bouquets for Teacher Appreciation Week for my childrens' teachers. Aren't they precious?

And my last goodie I made was for a sweet friend for her bridal shower. She loved it and has it displayed on her front entrance table. She's also going to use it at her wedding as a decoration for the guest sign in table!
I'm also linking up with LaToya for her Let's Get Acquainted Linky-it's a great way to get to know all our bloggy friends a little better!
Here are this week's questions:
1. What made you decide to become a teacher?
I've always known I wanted to be a teacher. I was very fortunate and had great experiences in school, so I think that played a big role in my decision. Plus, like most teachers, I played school with my siblings and neighbors and I ALWAYS had to be the teacher! :O)
2. What has been your most rewarding experience as a teacher?
This is a tough question, there's so many rewards when you love your job! I think one of the most important aspects in my teaching career has been the relationships I've built with my students and their families.  I work very hard at building relationships with my classes. I think this is why they're so motivated to work for me.
As a matter of fact, I'm having dinner with two of my former students tomorrow evening that I had 12 years ago! (I will be meeting their new babies too!!) Relationships last forever!
3. If you were not a teacher, what would you be?
I love facilitating workshops, so I'd love to be a teaching consultant. A lot of teachers only like speaking in front of students, but I enjoy both kids and adults!
Head on over to both parties to get some great ideas and learn more about each other!


  1. Love the gift you made for your friend (no suprise there). I love what you said about building relationships - it is fantastic that you are meeting up with former students for dinner!! Have a great time.

  2. I LOVE the gift you made for your friend! The picture bouquets are also cute! I think a teaching consultant would be a fun job and I love what you said about building relationships with your students. It is so true!


    The Bilingual Teacher

  3. You are so creative! I love the flip flops and wedding gift. Your post made me think about how old my first group of students are...they just entered high school!

    Literacy Spark

  4. Those flip flops are so creative! My daughter would love flip flops like that:) I agree with you 100% about building relationships with the community. It is SO true and those connections are just another way to show that you care:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  5. I just love those flip flops!!!! So super cute! Like I would totally wear those for me!!! Your other ideas were adorable too! Thanks for linking up your fun!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

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