Saturday, April 28, 2012

Intern Gift

Yesterday was my intern's last day (boo!).  I have been so lucky this year in getting a great intern.  I wanted to get her something for her last day.  I thought back to what I got when I was interning and knew I wanted to do something just like what I got.

In my weekly newsletter, I wrote a paragraph asking for my classroom parents for donations.  I told them I was making a basket of items for my intern.  They could bring in anything that a teacher would use and I would place it in the basket.  I also bought items for the basket that I thought she would be able to use.  I found a white basket at Michael's one day when I was there that I thought would work.  I decided to jazz it up by adding zebra print ribbon to it.  Then I found some more black and white items that I thought would really work and look well in the basket.   I also bought other more teacher items.  I printed off the subway teacher writing from a blog (eighteen25) and put it in a frame.  I thought that would be nice for her.  My students brought lots of items too for the basket.  One of the girls brought the cork board with ribbon on it.  I love how they added the interns name to it.  That is such a great idea.  I love how the basket turned out.  I think it is adorable.  My interned loved it too.




I actually had so much stuff for the basket I ran out of room so I bought two more baskets I thought would work well for a library.  I put them in one another and added more of the items.  I also put matching ribbon through the basket to make it look prettier.  I ran out of the ribbon so I was only able to do one book basket. 
 

Here are how both baskets looked together.  My intern got a lot of items for her classroom.
I hope she likes it as much as I do.



                                                                         

17 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I'm sure your intern was so excited to receive it.

    Krista
    http://stellar-students.blogspot.com

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  2. Cute, cute, cute! How sweet of you and your parents. LOVE IT ALL!

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  3. I love it! I've been thinking about what to get my student teacher. Now I have some ideas. =) Thanks for sharing this!
    Bobbie

    The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

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    1. Bobbie,
      Thanks!! I got something like this when I interned and loved it. I am glad I could give you some ideas.

      April
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  4. You are such a great mentor for doing that for her! I got a little basket (similar, but not as much!) back when I did my student teaching. It was a great surprise for me, as I'm sure it was great surprise for your intern!

    Quick question-- I see that framed print in the back of the big basket (kind of subway-type art). I've seen other teachers with that before. Can you share where you got it?!

    ~Jillian
    Just Tinkerin’ Around

    JustTinkerinAround(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for the comment. If I find out about that subway art, I will let you know.

      April
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  5. I still remember my gifts that I got when I was done student teaching at both of my places. The teachers were amazing and I learned so much from both of them. I can't wait until I get a student teacher so that I can give to them like mine gave to me!

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    1. Interns are great (well at least most of them).

      April
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  6. Goodness me, I'm sorry I wasn't a good reader! Please disregard my earlier comment!!! But if someone knew where that sign was from, I'd love to know, too!!! It's SOOO cute! :)

    ~Jillian
    Just Tinkerin’ Around

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  7. Hello All! Here's the link to the blog for the cute subway art:
    http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2011/04/subway-art-teacher-appreciation.html

    Thought I would go ahead and leave a comment, since it's SO cute (and I'm sure lots of us will want to download it!)

    ~Jillian

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    1. Thanks for finding the source! I added it to the post. When I found it I just saved it to my computer. I printed some out and framed them for my k team earlier. They all loved them. It would be a great teacher appreciation gift.

      April
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  8. Can I come and intern in your room?? :)

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  9. How thoughtful! The baskets turned out great!

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