Wednesday, 28 August 2013

End of year gifts (before the new year rolls in)

As an end of the year gift, I decided to make my class a cushion to take up with them to their new classroom- a bit of me in their new world.  Now, this may sound a bit strange, but you probably haven't witnessed the ongoing battle for the best cushion when children come to the classroom.  Seriously, it doesn't matter how old they are, boy or girl, they all grab for a bit of comfort and the best cushion is a prized belonging!  This cushion met with HUGE excitement and enthusiasm and was tossed around the room for a hug and a squeeze before being ceremoniously carried down to their new classroom (I checked with the next teacher first..)  No pattern needed here, just a big Granny square in rainbow colours to the cushion size and single crochet edge to hold together.
A few crafty gifts for my Teaching assistants ended the year nicely. These were balanced with boxes of Chocs and smart new water flasks- as they were always leaving glasses in the classroom (grrr).  Like my sister, I had also made apple keyrings from my "Heartfelt Holidays" book as great minds do think alike!  The strawberry keyring was a quick online feltie idea for one lady who always has strawberries after lunch.  I also made a batch of stress relieving lavender pyramids as two of my support ladies are going on to working with special children (and both adult and child may need a soothing mini hug from these)  The third was to keep in class for circle time and calming down zone...

It's wonderful to see how children love the comfy and colourful woolly world I share with them.  My new project is to bring more of this love and craft into my classroom- keep you posted!


  1. Oh Thea :-D What gorgeous gifts! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cushion, what a fantastic idea-you're the best teacher ever.

  2. Such lovely gifts. And what a nice idea to make a cushion for the classroom. Your classroom must look very cosy! x

  3. Really a great gift ideas to make you classroom look gorgeous.

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