Help a Teacher Make
Today's Snack: The pompoms in this activity remind you of meatballs,
if you're hungry (OK, REALLY hungry - LOL). Two celery stalks, held together,
make a long cylinder kind of like a dry-erase marker. So since we're talking
about hot-gluing pompoms to the tops of dry-erase markers to serve as a handy
eraser, bake some freezer meatballs to dip in ketchup, and eat two celery
stalks with a little ranch dip. Your tummy won't want to "erase" this healthy
snack! Be sure to drink milk or water, too.
Choose a local teacher
Pompoms | Dry-erase
markers | Hot-glue gun (adult supervision required)
Depending on teacher's
needs, you might need scissors, sticky tack, etc.,
and various craft
supplies or dimestore purchases
Snack and beverage for
a "school year launch party"
or "mid-year pep-up
an idea for a back-to-school service project that would be a blessing as school
resumes, or any time, for that matter: adopt a teacher!
a classroom teacher and organize a mini "mission trip" into his or her
classroom. Offer to be extra hands and feet to do those little extras that can
make things so much more enjoyable in a classroom.
helping a kindergarten or first-grade teacher, or even a preschool teacher,
especially in a low-income neighborhood, because in some ways they have the
biggest challenge of all teachers - making those early educational experiences
can do a little fund-raising first if you need to. Make dry-mix snack bags and
sell them, or wash cars, or walk dogs, or ask a local business to sponsor you.
works best as a two-week project. In the first week, meet the teacher in the
classroom, have a quick tour, and find out what he or she needs.
it's hot-gluing pompoms to the ends of dry-erase markers to be instant erasers.
maybe it's punching holes in decks of math flash cards and connecting them with
out shapes for a bulletin board, counting out container lids as math
manipulatives, or any number of other time-absorbing tasks would be a great
boost to a teacher, to have extra hands do.
the teacher can't think of any, let the teacher choose from any of these ideas:
Or come up with your own!
Then fulfill the assigned tasks, and meet with the
teacher, perhaps one week later, and give your classroom aids to him or her.
Share a snack and beverage with the teacher as a
"school year launch party," or a "mid-year pep-up." You won't believe how much
this would mean to a teacher . . . so try it!