Well thanksgiving is over...I'm sure I have 5 lbs or so to be thankful for :/
But on the bright side my ROAT gifts were a success!! RAOT you may ask...what's that?? Well I had been seeing so many people doing RAOK or Random Acts Of Kindness where they do random kind acts for people. One friend does this in celebration of her birthday. So my brain started turning and instead of doing the usual "days of thanks" that people post on their facebook or blog I decided to do RAOT or Random Acts Of Thanks.
 I found this awesome idea for everything in a jar on pinterest. I thought this was a perfect thanks for the people in my life who do so much for me!! 
Of course I had to tweak the idea a bit...but the result was AMAZING!!

I only did 4 jars and I did find out that after gathering all my items the jars were a little small =o but they were still cute!!
I did energy in a jar:
~white chocolate energy bar
~Taster's choice instant coffee
~Hershey's white chocolate hot cocoa
~Hershey's peppermint kisses

I also did pampering in a jar:
~Cocoa butter moisturizing lotion
~Vanilla bean body spray
~Blistex lip balm
~Cozy socks
~Hershey's peppermint kisses

Both of these jars fit the 4 people I wanted to thank the most!! The two energy in the jars were for my best friend Tara and my teacher's aide Patty. Tara goes and does everything in the school just like me. She is always there to listen and help me out whenever I need it in spite of all the work she has to do. And Patty certainly needs the energy because she is always there by my side helping me manage two grades!! The other two jars went to my best friend Lauren and the superintendent's secretary Paula. Paula has been there for me since I got the job. She always has a friendly smile on her face and lets me come into her office and vent my problems (and steal her candy :). Lauren is just the most giving person I've ever met. She's always willing to give her time and energy to help me out with anything. These two ladies deserved the extra pampering!!

All the ladies loved the jars and of course said I didn't have to...and I know that is why its fun. Giving thanks was never more fun!!

Now that Thanksgiving is over I'm looking forward to the next 3 weeks before Christmas even though they will be CRAZY busy!! I'm working hard to better prepare my lesson plans with fun interactive ideas and activities. So of course I'm pinterest surfing ;) and I found an awesome site!!
This idea for readers notebooks is exactly what I need. I'm now a faithful follower and probably a shopper at her store :) All in the name of becoming a better teacher!!

So I better stop blogging and get back to planning!!

1 comment:

  1. You won my Readers Notebook and Good Readers strategy cards! I need your email address to send them to you.

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