Monday, July 25, 2011

Master's Program Goodie Bags

Scrabble Piece Magnets! I am in the process of completing my Master's in Education program at Chico State. This summer we had to take two classes. One was Inquiry to Education and the other was School and Community Relationships. My professor in the School and Community class has experienced it all (well at least it seems that way)! He has a funny way of explaining his theories to us, which make them hard to forget. So, for the last day of class I decided to make little goodie bags for everyone (luckily there are only 12 people). Inside the bags I put two magnets. One with an alligator and the other with a goose crossing sign. Both of these have significant meaning to everyone in the class and I am hoping they will take them to their administrative offices so they will always have a constant reminder. 
The process: Michael's sells these wooden alphabet squares, or you can always use an old scrabble games. Then I just went online and googled the images that I was looking for. I printed them out, glued them to the wooden square, then used "Modge Podge" to secure them into place. I also bought the magnets at Michaels and just glued them onto the back. 

 Also included in the goodie bag was a small notebook with the initials MBWA (because education is known for its use of acronyms). The MWBA stands for "Management By Walking Around." I thought this was a small enough notebook that people could carry around with them. But who wants to carry around an ugly old notebook, so I jazzed it up a bit with some cute scrapbooking! I used apple, star, and "I Love School" paper. I attached a ribbon to the left hand side of the notebook. Then using the "Makin' the Grade" Cricut cartridge cut out the initials.

Last, but not least I decided to make a thank you card for my professor. He definitely made the afternoons this summer go by quickly. The main reason I decided to make him a card was to show him how much I appreciated him helping me with my resume. I am applying for a new position in the school district and thought I could use his expertise to help update my resume!
Pictures of Goodie Bags are soon to come!

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