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  1. missnaebay

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    Nov 15, 2011

    so i :wub: christmas time and i love doing christmas gifts for my parents....i was wondering if any of you guys have done the class cookbook? i was going to have each family send in their favorite recipe....then have the kids dictate it to me put them both on the same page and then have a pic of the kid next to it while they decorate the border.....i love this one OR.....maybe the handprint calendar i love that one 2 :dizzy: so many ideas :thanks:
     
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  3. Peachyness

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    I've did both one year. I did the class cookbook for their winter gift and the Handprint calendar I sent home at the end of the year. I got rid of the calendar aspect and it became just a handprint/poem book. :) I liked both ideas so that's what worked for me. And this way I had a cute handprint art project to hang up each month past December. :D
     
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    I did a handprint out of foam for mother's day & the Mom's LOVED it... I would say go with something from handprints or footprints/combo... parents love to have something from when their lil ones were lil!!!
     
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    I have done the cookbook with real recipes, like you suggested. I have also done it with child dictated crazy ones....that was fun! Once with recipes from school (they just made cranberry sauce yesterday!) My folks loved them all.

    The foot/hand print calendar would totally overwhelm me. I like to be in moment, and getting that much paper squeezed out of a room and collated would kill me.....however, as a parent....that is one of the presents I have from my eldest! About 10yrs on display now! Maybe it is my fav because I recognize that I couldn't do it.

    So.........I love all your ideas!

    Was that any help?
     
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    I don't know how big your class is but if you do portions of a calendar at a time it might not be so bad. I mean like if you do a reindeer footprint...then get them all ready with one sock off and do just the body...let it dry and then either later in the day or the next day come back and to the antlers. I would say you could do each month in a day or 2 depeding on how fast stuff dries.
     
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    I love love love the handprint calendar! As the Library Media Specialist, I never got the opportunity to do it though...I did do it with my nephew once though. Its adorable!
     
  8. missnaebay

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    lol yes :thanks:
     
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    i think i might do the handprint one im going to start now i have 12 kids in my class....so i wont have so many papers....n do the cookbook one for mothers day
     
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    I love that plan! Those calendars are so cute...my fav....wait I think I said that already.
     
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    That would be cute MissNaebay.... plus it gives you some time to think about how you want to do the recipe book.
     
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    You can't go wrong with either of these. I have done each, and they are a lot of fun, and time-consuming. If you do the hand/foot print idea, you will want to have a few adult or older student helpers. It can get out of hand quickly. I always do the hand/foot print at end of year, and when I first started it was bananas, fun, but bananas.
     
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    yes i cant wait im to excited :lol:
     
  14. travelbug726

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    At my school they are very comfortable celebrating Christmas but I wanted to make sure I was covering all the bases and not spending too much time centering all of my holiday lessons on Christmas.

    I decided to have a four week theme called "Celebrations Around the World." I will be starting with the celebration of birthdays and moving onto Doll Day (Japan), Las posadas (Mexico) Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah. I am researching one more celebration from another country to complete during these four weeks.

    As a culminating activity (instead of a party) we are going to have a "Celebration of the Arts". The kids will sing a Christmas song, Kwanzaa song, Chanukah song play the maracas we will make for Las Posadas and hopefully if there is time learn a little dance for Frosty the Snowman. I will also display all the art projects that go with these celebrations that way it incorporates art, music and dance - a real celebration of the arts revolving around all celebrations!
     
  15. SamIAm

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    Nov 29, 2011

    Last year, we made picture ornaments. I had the children decorate their own picture frames (I made them from popsicle sticks). I took pictures of all of them, attached them to the back of the frames and tied a string on the top.

    This year, I thought I would do a recipe in a jar. It's where you take all of the ingredients you need for a recipe (like brownies) and you fill a mason jar with the correct amount of each ingredient so it looks like sand art. Like this: http://christmas.organizedhome.com/recipes/gifts-in-a-jar/sand-art-brownies
     

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