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.