Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throwback Thursday (1st Grade Keepsakes)

It's Throwback Thursday time!  I really enjoy this linky because there are some hidden gems of new ideas.

This post was one of my first ones last August.  I'm unsure if I'll do it again this year since the writing on the boxes took forever.  I would love to know if the parents actually used it or not.  

To find the pizza boxes, I just googled "white pizza boxes" and went with one that had cheap shipping.  I think the totally cost was around $40 for two first grade classes and we had a few boxes left over. 

August 20, 2012

Tonight was Parent Night at school and everything went smoothly! I really do have a great set of parents and students. I'm looking to a great school year!

I decided to make the parents a gift for Parent Night. I saw this pin and knew I had to make one for first grade.

I had the students sign their name in a pink, green or black marker underneath their hand prints.  

The parents were excited to get them tonight. I told them that once the box is full, they have to start throwing some of the papers away and only keep some of the work.  Some parents actually keep every. single. paper. and never EVER throw them away.  I don't know if they'll go for it or not - there was a lot of nervous laughter when I told the parents that.  Maybe one day you'll see this box on the episode of Hoarders!


  1. This is a darling idea! Thanks for re-sharing!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  2. I've seen this on Pinterest and thought about doing it this year. It's such a great gift idea! Thanks for sharing how it went in your classroom.

    For the Love of First Grade