Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day to my Dad

It's Father's Day and I wanted to blog about my amazing dad.

Growing up, he was the best dad and he's been such a great support to me since I began teaching. When I need my language arts and math books torn apart, he does them for me. When I need booklets made, he folds and staples for me. What ever I need built, he does it. He's posing with the dough stamp holders that he made for me. I bought the letter and number dough stamps from Lakeshore but I didn't want to buy the holders as they were a little pricey. So I showed him pictures and he built them for me. When I first began teaching, I needed some easels so he built 3 different kinds. A tall one to hold chart paper, a short one, with a chalk backing (it was a looong time ago, lol) for my big books. He even put dowels in the back so I could hang the books. He also built a wide, double sided easel one side he painted with magnetic paint and the other side I stapled flannel to use for retelling with my flannel pieces.

These aren't very good pictures but you can see the tall easel on the left and the backside of the smaller easel with all the dowels he put so I could hang the books for storage.

 He's made pocket chart holders.

And he made 30 of these  frames for me for a Christmas craft one year.

He rigged up some little contraption so that he could make them quickly and evenly.

When I got moved to a grade I wasn't too crazy about, his response was "We'll help you." Awww....sniff, sniff....

Happy Father's Day, Dad!!!! Thanks for your support and love.


  1. Dads are the best! We are blessed to still have our dads with us.

    I bought the Lakeshore stamp rack and yours look much nicer.

  2. Ok....I need to hire your dad. Seriously! They don't make the stamper stands anymore and I need one or two...
    A Differentiated Kindergarten