Mother’s Day is a very special day. It is a day where people all over the world are thinking about their Mothers. Some people can see their Mothers but some Mothers live half way across the world.
My mom is living in care right now and is confined to a wheelchair because her mobility has decreased so much. I am lucky enough to visit her each weekend and we can still share laughs and smiles and conversation even though she has been struck with Lewy Body Dementia.
I remember as a child creating lovely things like macaroni necklaces in school for her Mother’s Day. At the time, I had wished I could give her more. Now that I am a mom of two daughters, I know that it is the small things, the things that are hand made that mean the most. It’s not just Mother’s Day that warms my heart, it’s being the Mom of two great daughters that makes me happy.
There are moms, and then there are Moms who are teachers. I want to take a moment to acknowledge and be inspired by all the teaching Moms out there. You not only help raise 20+ students each day but then you go home to your own to do the same thing. Being a Mom is hard work! I remember when my daughters were younger and were in daycare. My typical day was getting up around 6 am and getting myself ready then getting my kids up and dressed and fed. I usually made lunches the night before and then it was off to drop them off at daycare and head to work.
After the day at school of teaching, counselling, managing, talking with parents and planning for the next day, the marking went into the teacher bag. It was then off to pick up my kids. I liked to spend some time with my kids giving them a snack, having cuddles and talking about their day before making dinner. After dinner there was the bedtime routine: baths, small snack, teeth brushing and jump into bed for a cuddle and a story. WOW! What a busy day! I bet many of you are living it right now. I love this mug because it is so true. Being a Mom is the best, most challenging and most rewarding job of all.
I am going to be spending some time celebrating Mom in my classroom this year as I always do. I created a resource that I will be using to enable my students to create a craftivity that suits their very own Mom!
Mother’s Day Crafts
Underneath students write things about their Mom for their Mom to discover. 🙂
Create a color or black and white card. The color one has a picture of a real tulip inside. There is a black and white version that is a bit more generic.
And my favorite! This cute little tablet is just for Mom. Print the colored sheet and attach the black and white or print both on black and white and have students design their own. They can make “helper” apps to help Mom or compliment apps.
Leslie - The Groovy Teacher says
That's a beautiful craft for Mother's Day Shelley. As I was reading the description of your day when your girls were little. it brought back so many memories of the same time for me. I would leave school late because I was a new teacher, then pick my daughter up and try to cram as much quality time as I could into these few small hours. I wish you a Happy Mother's Day in advance.
Thanks Leslie. Those were busy days!