Saturday, April 28, 2012

Forgotten on Father's Day?

I have seen so many great ideas out there for some of the cutest Mother's Day activities. It made me reflect back on how many times we have done something for Father's (Perhaps being a father myself has made me more sensitive to the issue.) We definitely have not taken equal time to honor fathers the way we have mothers in the past. We make a point to celebrate the students' summer birthdays even though we will not see them on THE day. What ever happened to Father's Day? I decided to make an explicit effort to change this trend in my classroom. Well, if you find yourself in a similar situation, want to find a new way to celebrate fathers, or just want to find an excuse for another relevant writing assignment at the end of the year... this is what I came up with.

If You Give a Dad a Donut

12 comments:

  1. Your unit looks cute! Unfortunately we are out of school way before Father's Day. Love the name of your blog!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Yes, we are out of school way before Father's Day too. So I want to do this at the end of the year for them to take home for the summer. It's sad to leave out the dads just because their day doesn't fall in the school calendar. Thank you for appreciating my blog name. I ALWAYS notice your cute email address when I see your posts on people's blogs. :)

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  2. Mr. Jones,

    We celebrate our Dad's the week after mother's day with what I call my "Dad's Day Breakfast". Students and their dad's come to school about 45 minutes before school officially starts and I serve them all breakfast pastries, coffee, and juice. We all sit and talk and the students give their dad's a little gift that we make for them in class! :)

    I try to remember the moms and the dads!

    ~Marie
    www.cotesclass.blogspot.com

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    1. That sounds like a lot of fun. I bet the dads appreciate having that time to connect with their kids and their school experience.

      (You know... its o.k. to call me Mike.)

      :)

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    2. :) Thanks for that "Mike"! And, yes...the Dads seem to really enjoy this special time they get in my room with their kids!

      I love this packet you have created. It looks very cute!

      ~Marie

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  3. So glad Teri sent you my way. I am now following! I was just thinking today what project am I going to do for Father's day and now I have found this! Such a great idea!!

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  4. Just stopping in to say hello... your Give a Dad a Donut unit would go perfectly with my A Donut for Dad craftivity!!!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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    1. I found your 'A Donut for Dad' craftivity on your blog (with the help of your handy search box). That's so funny! They do seem like a perfect compliment for one another.

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  5. Just found your blog. I love the "Give a Dad a Donut" and hope to use it at our summer camp. We need to recognize our dads and they do seem to be forgotten because school is out. I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit some time.
    Sandra
    Classroom Companion

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  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just posted a giveaway from Thirty-One for reaching 100 followers (tonight), thanks to blogging friend supporters like you. Please enter to win. Good Luck!
    Sandra
    Classroom Companion

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  7. How cute!!! I put it on my TPT wish list!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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  8. Love this! I also put it on my wishlist. I should get to looking at that list...I have 49 items on it! I'm a new follower! I love that we have a man blogger! Awesome!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

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