Sunday, November 16, 2014

Principal Appreciation Day- Thank You Banner

Yesterday, I posted an idea for helping your students show their appreciation to their principal.  Principal's Appreciation Day is Thursday, November 20, 2014.  It always falls on the Thursday before Thanksgiving.   Wanting to tell her "thank you" from my class, we decided to make a Thank You Banner, complete with gratitude notes on the back of the pennant pieces.

You could make the banner in many different ways, but here is how we went about it:

Cut triangles out of cardstock:
If you use 8.5"x11" paper, you can get two pennant pieces (with some waste) if you measure about 2 7/8" from opposite corners of the short side and connect the dots.  Something like this:

I cut enough pennant pieces for each of the students there that day to have.  I also needed one letter for each piece, so some of the pennant pieces were spaces or punctuation.  It all depends on what you want to say and how many students you have!

Each student took their card stock piece and traced it onto normal lined paper.  They cut it out, and then slid it up so that there was a border of cardstock along the two long edges.  They used this as a basis for cutting the top.
On this side the students wrote the principal a gratitude letter.  They included what they appreciated about her, what they have learned from her, etc. 
Then I assigned each student a letter, and they filled the other side with a large bubble letter.  The stars were "spaces"- my way of giving each of the students a part of the project.
I then stapled the pieces in order onto some pretty ribbon.  They would have looked nice sewn together as well- however I didn't have a sewing machine handy that day, so the stapler did the job.

This banner can decorate our principal's office for a while to remind her of how much we appreciate her.  It also would be a great idea for Secretary's Day or Pastor Appreciation Day!

You may also like the gift idea in this post:

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