F.W. asks from West Bloomfield, MI on September 05, 2008
Teacher Wedding Shower Ideas Needed
My son's 3rd grade teacher is getting married next month, and it is up to me to coordinate a shower for her, to be held in the classroom during class time. I will have about 45 minutes. I'm at a loss as to what to do to keep the students engaged (no pun intended!) Any ideas on an activity for the children, group gifts that they could make, and food? We are a nut free school, so I am open to making the food if it is quick and easy.
So What Happened?™
We had a fantastic shower, thanks to all of my Mamasource friends! I had each student make a page in the 'how to be a good wife" book and "how to be a good husband" book. Then they dressed the bride in a toilet paper wedding dress, we made organza bags filled with confetti that we threw at them as they walked down the pretend aisle. I collected $5.00 from each family and was able to buy her something off of her registry from the class. We served cake and punch, and jelly beans in her wedding colors. It was fabulous! Thanks mamas!
L.K. answers from Detroit on September 06, 2008
J.W. answers from Detroit on September 06, 2008
I am a teacher also, and when I was pregant I bought an inespensive journal and the kids all wrote baby advice for me. They ranged from watching out for flying rattles to warnings of stinky diapers. I still love to read it!
The kids could do something similar with wedding or marage advice ; things to be careful of during the wedding, things they need to do to keep esch other happy.
The other teacher also had the kids make me a "brown Bear, Brown bear" type pattern book for the baby. Perhaps you could make one where the kids fill in the blanks in wedding vows (I promise talways share the remote, never to tell you you can't have candy before dinner.... I am sure they'll come up with some great ones!) and put each child's togehter in a book or binder.
Keep it simple adn have fun with it. It is very thoughtful of you to do this! Good luck!!
H.M. answers from Detroit on September 06, 2008
Maybe each child could draw a picture and then write a sentence about the teacher or the class to put it all into a scrap book.
C.J. answers from Lansing on September 06, 2008
Have you asked the children what they might like to do? Why not put together a sheet of paper and ask them to each list five shower ideas they think their teacher would like.
Or you could ask the entire class to brainstorm ten ideas. Then vote secretly for the top three or four. (The secret voting is so no-one can say an idea is stupid or dumb.)
I would put together a list of the ideas mentioned here to give them a starting point and go from there. Then have them help to make a list of the items that need to be made and purchased and make a deadline for items that need to be completed and returned to you.
You might be able to enlist the help of your superintendent or principal to make this a surprise for your son's teacher.
Good luck with the shower!
P.C. answers from Lansing on September 06, 2008
I'm a Third Grade Teacher...I think parents would love to pitch in $10-$15 each and you can purchase a gift certificate to Linens N'Things any store that would supply kitchen, bath, bedroom items. You would have to type a letter have it approved by the school principal and send it out with the chhildren. When I got married five years ago parents all pitched in and gave me a gift certificate for a massage, pedicure and manicure which I used the day before my wedding...it was awesome! Also, you can get manilla tagg paper...on the front put a class photo...that you would take yourself (digital camera)develop it as a 5x7...inside have all the students write a special message to their teacher..it's a great gift that she can also use in her portfolio.
Hope this helps.
J.P. answers from Detroit on September 06, 2008
Have the children play appropriate "shower" games. They can do the word scramble type games or the "toilet paper bride" game (groups of four are to design a dress for the bride with one roll of toilet paper).
E.S. answers from Grand Rapids on September 06, 2008
ideas for kids: have them make a wedding dress out of TP on her, kids write wedding wishes for a scrapbook, find out ahead of time if the teacher needs any last minute thing done... like lile candies tied up in doilies.. pin the veil on the bride... cup cakes that have lil bow ties and flowers on them.... cupcakes and each kid gets a tube of frosting to decorate their mini wedding cake...
N.H. answers from Lansing on September 06, 2008
When my sister was pregnant, her classroom made her a banner. All the kids drew pictures of the baby-to-be on a roll of butcher paper. My sister hung the picture up above the baby's changing table. She loved it.