Friday, September 3, 2010

Hello...Big Boy Room!

Today is a bittersweet day for us.  Willie moves from the 3 year old room to the Big Boy 4 Year Old Room at Pre-School.  We love the teacher he had this year, and are sad to leave her class.  BUT, we are very excited to be entering the world of Mr. Ryan's Room.  That's right....Mr.  I am excited to see the man angle of teaching our Little.  So, we worked on a very special Goodbye Thank You gift for Teacher Melissa!  I take ZERO CREDIT on originality for this one.  There are several versions out there!

I started with some cheap, and on-hand supplies:
double-sided tape (which in the end was traded in for hot glue)
large clear vase (on hand)
hot pink ribbon (on hand)
green ribbon ($1 bin)
pink/green pencil packs (50% off $1 bin)
Mini picture frame
With Willie's help in lining up the pencils, a detour to COSTCO for flowers, writing our notes of appreciation in the "m" notebook....we got this...

Here's a close-up of the pencils...
And here is Willie at school this morning, reporting to Teacher Melissa's class for the last time {sniff, sniff, sob}.  He, of course, wouldn't be photographed without a buddy. 

Linking up to...
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  1. That is a cute gift that I am sure his teacher will love. Four years old is a great age too. I hope you enjoy that age as much as I did with my girls.

  2. Why must our children keep growing?...

  3. It is so hard to watch them grow so fast! I am sure he will do wonderful in the big kid class! Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you back next week!