Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Gifts

Well, here I am, the night before my last day before Christmas break and I'm finally getting around to wrapping my student gifts.  Thanks to my super fabulous daughter who ran to IParty for me while I brought my other daughter to the walk in clinic, I was able to get this job done pretty quickly.  For my student gifts, I always use my Scholastic bonus points to order a book for every child.  They all get the same book (to avoid any complaining) and I usually try to find one that's wintery but low in points.  AND, most importantly, I always order the year before.  One year, the books I wanted were backordered and did not come in on time.  I was NOT a happy camper.  So I've already ordered next year's gift with this December's book order.  It's tucked away safe and sound (which actually makes it sound even worse that I'm just now wrapping them!  Ha ha!)

I also try to find an inexpensive fun gift at the dollar store.  I found these old-fashioned gems at the Dollar Tree.  Love these games!

Anyway, I got them all wrapped up and looking cute.  I'm finally ready to celebrate with my kiddos. 

Merry Christmas, Bloggy Friends!


  1. So cute! I like the idea of ordering the year before because I'm always afraid something is going to happen. My books for this year arrived Monday so I was wrapping tonight, too. I also got some activity books and puzzles at the Dollar Tree. Then I attached candy cane seeds.
    2B Honey Bunch

  2. Ooohh-I love your idea of ordering the year before! I need to do that in the next couple of months for next year!

    Merry Christmas


  3. Hey there,

    I am now a follower. I gave those same games to my students. They loved them. :)

    A Class Act

  4. Hey Dianne! I hope you have been having a very happy holiday season! I think my dashboard wasn't updating your blog since the URL change. So I refollowed--I didn't want you to think I had stopped following your blog!!! :)

  5. Thanks, Kristen! Sorry for all of the confusion but thanks for all of the help! Happy New Year!

  6. Dianne,

    Congratulations! I have given you the Liebster Blog Award! Come to my blog and check it out.

    Good luck with your blog!

    Sally from ElementaryMatters