Here is a fun and easy craft project that EACH GIRL in your Young Womens group could make.
It is a WE BELIEVE banner that they can hang up in their rooms.
My special needs students made this one with their peer tutors.
It is super easy to make! Just go to this post to get good instructions.
But, in short, you color the letters, cut them out, and then glue them onto pieces of cardboard
They did such a great job coloring them! But if you don’t want to color each letter, just send patterned paper through your printer.
I think these would be fun to make at Girls Camp and then hang them on their tents.
Here is a printout if you don’t want to make your own: We Believe banner letters
I got this beautiful print out from this website. AE Jones is the mastermind behind the piece of art. And she was my former student. It is always such a joy to see former students become such wonderful people.
My class also made this tree. Last month it was full of snowflakes and Christmas lights and two months ago it had fall leaves with things they were grateful for written all over them.
My special needs kids had a blast coloring paper in shades of browns, greens and black, crumpling them up, and then tearing them into pieces. This tree will soon have hearts for Valentines, and then budding flowers for the Spring.
As a side note
I feel it is really important to take pictures of places that are meaningful to you. To take your camera and go from room to room, to closets, desks, bulletin boards, children’s bed spreads… to create a visual history of your life.
So this is actually something I did the other day. In my classroom.
This is what greeted the students as they entered. I only reminded them 12 times. I had to add one more.
I keep a bunch of study aids in the back on a bookshelf. This is for general reference, but more importantly, it is so I can show them things they could use in their own personal scripture study.
This is a picture that I always have right in the front of the room. I am constantly reminding them that they get to choose what this picture looks like. And their choices right now are filling in this picture. Ask my students how many times I say “you never regret keeping the commandments!” Its my mantra.
I keep this picture in the back on my desk of me an my man. I want them to see how happy I am and what they can have for themselves.
I frame rocks. This one is from the Valley of Elah – where David killed Goliath. We were told that they have to keep hauling rocks in because people keep taking them. So, this rock is probably not one that David used.
This one is from the Garden of Gethsemane. I love this. Its right by my desk and helps me focus.
I don’t believe in buying borders for my classroom. This one just got put up last week and is one I made last year. I tell myself that the kids notice the kind of attention I put into the room and it all adds to the feeling in our class.
My desk. In project-mode.