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In order to foster positive relationships, I believe that open communication among the teacher, students, and parents is important. After all, communication in the classroom defines the learning process, and it is necessary to communicate in order to influence learning. This gift idea is the perfect way to show your students' parents that they are teachers too, and that you appreciate all the work they do at home with their child!
I love Laura Kelly's Sizzix Bigz Die - Apple #2 that she made for Ellison Education! This die makes cutting out apples a breeze! Let's grab our supplies and get started!
- Sizzix Bigz Die - Apple #2
- Sizzix Bigz Die Set - Badges (4 Die Set)
- Sizzix Bigz Die Set - Pet Shop Flashcards (4 Die Set)
- White cardstock
- Scrapbooking paper
- Adhesive roller
- Felt and or colored card stock
- Googly Eyes
- Colored pencils, markers, or crayons (Optional)
- X-acto Knife
- FREE: "Parents are teachers, too" Printable
I used my Ellison SuperStar Machine to die cut the Sizzix Bigz Die - Apple #2 from felt. Using the Sizzix Bigz Die Set - Pet Shop Flashcards (4 Die Set), die cut the snake from the set using felt or card stock. Add googly eyes and a mouth to your worm. I used an X-acto knife to cut a slit into the apple for the worm. This makes a great craft for your students to do on the first day of school and bring home to their parents!
Print out the printable and adhere it to some colorful scrapbooking paper or card stock. This gives it a nice border and makes it stand out. My favorite part about the FREE "Teachers are parents, too" printable is that it comes with a black and white lined version. Have your students color the apple and make it their own!
Have a fantastic school year and don't forget: An apple for a teacher is really nothing new, except when you remember, parents are teachers, too!