I forgot to take a picture of mine before I gave it away, but I gave away 5 plastic mailboxes from the Target Dollar Spot and a pack of Flair pens. I love the plastic mailboxes for a variety of sorting activities. It gives sorting some novelty and can be incorporated in your community helpers and Valentine's Day units.
To exchange gifts, we were first split into groups by grade level, then we played a "left-right" game. Amanda Pauley read a story and every time you heard the words "left" or "right", you passed the gift in your hand in the said direction. When the story was over, we took turns opening the gift we were holding. The "giver" then explained the gift to the group.
|Here is our kindergarten group after the exchange.|
As you can see, I need some more new Scentos because the "skinny" ones do not fill the hole (though it does seem to keep them upright). My kiddos love this little organizer! I think they are almost as thrilled just to look at and organize the Scentos as they are to use them! Thanks, Deanna, for a fun new "tool" to add to my classroom; you've helped make our art center a little more organized!
Make sure you check out all the other "teacher tools" that others received!