Pros: I am closer to my amazing kinder team, the kinder playground is right outside my door, the bathroom is right across the hall (you have no idea how many kinder kidlets get turned around and lost when the bathroom is a long walk down a long hallway... it is a difficult process), and I have an excuse for creating new items for my new space.
Cons: my new room is smaller, much smaller and my last room wasn't too spacious (you see the dilemma), I only moved into my previous room 2 years ago (I spent that first summer setting up my room and spent all of last summer getting it just the way I wanted it, I LOVED my set-up **sigh**), and last fifth graders moved the majority of my stuff, need I say more? It was a MESS, it sorta looked like kindergarten threw up in the hallway! Yep. I got to sort through that, jealous? I digress.
Lucky for me my three kiddos love going to mommy's school and think of it as quite the reward to go by the school every day after swimming lessons, it gives me a good couple of hours before lunch and nap time, if I am lucky! My custodians are rock stars, they painted my walls all shiny and new-ish and helped me cut down, scrounge up, and assemble items from my old room, closets, the portables into a smaller more condensed version to fit in my new mini room, it will be awesome when we are done. (I will post pictures soon)
instructions: Print or copy the bag topper onto colored paper, cut apart, fold, and staple onto your filled goody bags. The topper has a link to Barnes and Noble Storytime where they can find a copy of the story, The Kissing Hand to listen to together before school starts the first day.
I make most items I am going to print for the whole class in black and white, I teach two sessions of half day K, that's 40+ kiddos, which equates to A LOT of colored ink. However, I can post a colored version if you would prefer, just leave me a comment and I will make it happen.