Sunday, June 3, 2012

Shake Your Pom Pom, Shake Your Pom Pom

Do y'all remember this photo?

I posted it last year on the blog and pinned it as a "classroom I want to live in."
{ you follow me on Pinterest?  You should. Just sayin'}

Is it not just a super happy place?  Don't you want to work in there? Swoon.

Over the next few weeks I'll be getting my room ready for the fall with the help of my current 3rd grade friends. It's become my tradition and is really special to the kids. They know that the 4th graders prepared our current room for them and they look forward to this rite of passage.

I don't want to take away from instructional time to have them doing odd jobs so I make tasks available during snack, recess and before school. Since we have a full week of rain in the forecast, I am thinking indoor recess will be a wonderful opportunity to teach them how to make tissue pom poms.

They are like little puffs of happiness.

And super easy to make.

And way cheap too.

And you can pick colors to match every color scheme.

Here's a link to my girl Martha's site with a tutorial on how to whip them up.  Of course Martha tells you to use floral wire because that's the way Martha rolls. But, since you most likely don't have floral wire lying around I suggest you use pipe cleaners.
{Martha's link for DIY tissue paper pom poms}
 I'll of course be back to post my very own poms from the "indoor recess child labor pom making sweatshop", I mean, the "creative, artistic indoor recess activity." :P

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