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Saturday, November 15, 2014

You Oughta Know: November Edition

I am so excited for Jasmine's "You Oughta Know" Blog Hop! This is absolutely one of my favourite Linkys. I'm so happy that I was invited to participate, even though my post is super late!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!

So my You Oughta Know is a little out of date, but I wanted to post it before I forgot about it, because this idea is beyond brilliant.

November 11th, was Remembrance Day. In Canada, we wear poppies to as a show of support to our veterans and those who lost their lives in service to our country. The students proudly wear their poppies but they always fall off. The poppies are attached by a straight pin, but they always slide off. We have tried getting them to stay on using tape on the end. In the past few year the students have been given sticker poppies which are great. 

A few weeks ago, one of my teaching partners' Firsties shared with her a poppy that she had made at Sparks. So I cannot take credit for this idea at all. But, I wanted to share it with you. 

To make these poppies you will need two pieces of felt. A circle tracer and a poppy tracers, a button, half of a pipe cleaner and a safety pin.

First, use a black marker to trace around the tracers. You will need a circle and a poppy. Cut two small slits in the centre of both pieces.

Then, string the pipe cleaner through the button and fold it in half.

Next, insert the pipe cleaner through the two pieces of felt. You can leave the pipe cleaner long or wrap around at the back. Attach a safety pin and you are done!

The best part is that the poppies won't fall off!!!

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  1. These are adorable, Emily! I'll have to remember this for next year!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  2. Thanks a bunch for sharing this idea and for linking up :-)

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

  3. These are super cute. Thank you! I found you on Bloglovin. I am your newest follower. Teaching Science With Lynda

  4. I love this idea! I will totally have to save this for our Veteran's Day activities.

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten