Things have been busy in the classroom this week as we prepare to honor our Moms! My school hosts a PreK-5th grade event where we invite the children and their moms in before school to have a special treat. Then each child gets to bring their mom back to the classroom and share a collection of their writing from the year. It’s always a really special morning.
Even if your school doesn’t have a big event, this would be easy to do in your classroom. I created a resource that includes an invitation, poem for Mom, writing page and a step-by-step craft that would be fun to give the moms as a gift. Click on the picture or go to the “Literacy and Theme page” and look under “spring” to download the resource.
Our program schedule has moms arriving for about ten minutes. During that time, the students serve their mom some mini muffins, while the moms get coffee or tea. We do this in the school lobby but it could easily be done in a classroom. There is also a cute place to take a selfie with some “photo booth” props. After the treat, moms and students head to the classrooms where each student has their writing from the year laid out at their desk or table. The little gift bags we make are there as well. It all looks really cute with the bags out, so not much decoration is needed in the classroom. Up by the front of the room I have a bouquet of daisies on a little colored table cloth with a sign welcoming the moms.
At this time, the students share the gifts, Muffin Poem and writing with their moms. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes. I also have a collection of the “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” books by Laura Joffe Numeroff, if there is time for the moms to read their child a book.
We wrap up our time together by each student giving their Mom a daisy from the bouquet. It really is a very sweet morning. I would love to hear in the comments other ways you celebrate Moms in your classroom!
Happy Teaching and Happy Mother’s Day!