We've been working on writing some amazing poetry so one of the other 5th grade teachers came up with a really cute idea to make a paper bag scrapbook and fill it with poems written by the kids especially for their moms. It took a lot of time, but since we tied it in to poetry writing we could get away with it. It was worth it because many of the students came to school today talking about how their moms loved their gifts and I even had a mom write me a note of thanks.
To make the book we took 4 paper bags and folded them in half. This allowed the students to have 8 pages and 4 pockets. Inside the pockets the students placed a card with an original poem on it. On the first three pages of the book we were inspired by a pin from Brilliant Beginnings Preschool and did the adorable "Mom, I love you...to pieces". Then they had the freedom to be creative and they added poetry/art/quotes to the outside of many of the paper bag pages. A couple of hole punches, half of an 12"x12" scrapbook paper, and a piece of ribbon bound it all together. My photos do not capture the greatness of their work.
My mom came down for the weekend and we had a lovely time. I cooked delicious Persian food for my family and we made sure to appreciate my mom and sister, two incredibly amazing mothers! I hope that Mother's Day was special for you and the mother's in your life.