June 3, 2015

Pick 3 - June





I love this Father’s Day trophy and actually have been making it for quite a number of years now. This Pinterest link is actually to my post with directions on how to make it! I know many schools end before Father’s Day on June 19th. Here in the northeast, we go until the end of June so we always make a Father’s Day craft to send home.





I love this end of the year idea! I made them last year for my 1st grade team. They were a lot of work. I will say that. The hardest part was getting them to the right pixel to upload them to a photo place. You can’t just upload the jpeg that you make in Powerpoint. You have to resize it. I googled how to do it and used Katie’s from Little Warriors tips that were in her comment section on her blog post to figure it out. I used Costco because they were the least expensive at a 5x7 print for just 59 cents. 

This year, there are 98 1st graders! I don’t have the power to make almost 100 of these for my team so I am going to skip it. I will however, return to making these as they are a beautiful keep sake :) 






I wanted to include a great gift idea for teachers too! I saw this Pinterest pin last year and loved it so much! I went ahead and made them for my girls’ teachers! I changed it up a bit. The hardest part was finding the Amazon cards with the cute arrow that matched the font! They came in denominations that didn’t work for me. So I had to put two together! I think it came out great! The pic below is just 1 of the 3 that I made for their teachers! 


Head on over to other great link ups below. I hope you found these 3 pins helpful! 

If you are out for the summer, enjoy! I go to the very end of June! 

Be sure to stop by next month :)






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19 comments:

  1. Love the father's day trophy and the gift for the teachers!! Have a great day!!!

    Jasmine
    The Social Media Teacher

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  2. I love your Amazon gift card idea. I got Starbucks cards for my daughter's teachers, and I think she might enjoy making a modified version. Will have to think on the phrase for it. Maybe "Thanks for helping me this year, and I hope the STARts your summer off right!" Hmmm...we'll see what she comes up with. Great post!

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    1. Hi Carla,
      I made Starbucks ones too! I used “Thank you a LATTE for all your help this year!” I would be happy to send you the file if you are interested! Let me know! Email me at tripletconnection123@gmail.com! Happy to help!
      Michele
      Triple the Love In Grade 1

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  3. Love the Amazon idea....it would make the perfect gift! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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    1. Thank you for hosting! I love this link up each month :)
      Michele
      Triple the Love In Grade 1

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  4. I wish I could jump through this computer screen and hug you! I spent hours making the same type of photos in Powerpoint for my students, changed the pixels according to Shutterfly's directions, ordered them and when I picked them up they were soo blurry. I wanted to cry because they were end of the year gifts for parents. I had already bought the frames. I'm literally following your link to the site to provided to change the pixel size again and re-trying this. Thanks so much!

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    1. Oh I do hope that you get the right pixels for the upload! I had read in the comments on the original post to be careful about that! Don’t give up! You can also try to type it into youtube to see if someone put up a video on how to do it! They come out looking amazing!!!! My teammate let us use the left over frames from her wedding favors! It worked out awesome Good luck! I hope you get it to work :)
      Michele
      Triple the Love In Grade 1

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  5. How cute is that trophy! I also love the amazon idea as well! Very clever!

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  6. Hi Michelle,
    The end of year student picture idea is precious. I'm sure all of your parents love it! Hope you have a terrific summer.
    Debbie Crockett

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  7. I made those photos last year and the kids loved them. Wish I could do them again, but I have some of the same students. I just pinned it for next year!

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  8. Love the photos and REALLY love the clever Amazon gift card idea! Off to pin! Thanks!

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  9. Great ideas to keep in mind for next year!
    Sebrina
    Burke's Special Kids

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  10. I saw those pics on insta and had to do them! I guessed right on the fonts she used, LOL! Thank you for sharing your fun pins!

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