I'm very lucky to have a job that I love - I'm a primary school teacher. We do have lots of important stuff to do like numeracy, literacy, science etc, etc, BUT... every now and again we get to play. With paper! One of those times is Easter. We have to make Easter cards. This year we had to make a lot of Easter cards!
The children always make a card to take home but this year we had also arranged to make cards for children from a school in Manchester who sent us Chinese New Year cards. Thirty children in my class, two cards each - that's a lot of cards. And that's not taking into account the Easter baskets we had to make to carry home their Easter goodies.
Now I'm guessing that most of you are like me and make quite a lot of mess when you are creating. Well imagine that mess multiplied by thirty. Are you seeing the scene of devastation that was my classroom this morning? Oh yes - we can sure make mess in Year 5! Still, we can also tidy it up with a little help from the Magic Mess game and the 'Everybody has to pick up twenty pieces of paper from the floor' rule.
It was all worth it in the end as they went home clutching their cards and baskets for a well earned two week break.
Here is the card I made for them as a sample.