Okay, here's what I do with my 5th graders. First I give them an assignment to write a poem for their mother. It can be an acrostic poem spelling out MOTHER or their mother's first name. Or it can be a cinquain. To be honest, it can really be whatever moves the student. I don't require that they rhyme but many of my students end up doing so anyway. After they are done writing their poems, next I proofread them and have the kids make any corrections. Once they are perfect, they type the poems up on the computer and format it with the font and text color of their choice.
After the poem is complete, I take a picture of each of my students. These pictures are printed along with the poem and placed in a frame which I purchase. What I love about these frames is they are a heavy glass and give a feeling of expensive. However, I will let you in on a little secret.......they are NOT expensive at all!!! I get all my Mother's Day frames at the 99 cent store or the Dollar Tree. I'm not kidding! These frames are really a buck or less. I just add it to my growing list of things I already spend out of pocket. But in my opinion, these are so worth it. The students are so proud to take them home and like I said before - the moms love them. I wrap the frames up in tissue paper for my students with a bow and they take them home.
Moms cry and weep......and send me emails about how much they love them. :-) What do you do for Mother's Day gifts? Share below.
Be sure to check back in a few weeks for my idea for a fabulous Father's Day gift.
After writing this post, Maria from Kinder-Craze told me about the Linky Party she is having for Mother's Day. Be sure to check it out for more Mother's Day ideas!