Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day and FISH

Happy Father's Day!  Today is a hard one for me as I lost my dad 2 years ago unexpectedly.  As they say, it never gets easier, just less painful, I am now able to remember all the wonderful times we had (when he walked me down the aisle it was magical).  I know he is looking down on me and   smiling :)    To all the fathers out there... enjoy your day! 
Thanks to those of you that left me a comment about what to do with this:

You had some AMAZING suggestions!!  So I took many of your ideas, and I made these three things:
Use this as a behavior incentive- write the child's name on the line and put in the fish mouth. 
Pull a name out at the end of the day for a "prize."

Have the students write nice things about each other.

Use as a "comment jar" where the students can write about the comments, questions, or concerns they have.
I haven't decided on which one I will be using yet, I just love all three!  Which one do you like?  You can get a copy of all of these by clicking {here}.

Just TWO more days to enter my giveaway!!  Click the pic below:

As always, thank you so much for reading! 


  1. I know how hard this day is as well. I lost my dad six years ago when I was 16. I thought as time passed it would get easier, but as he is missing more and more things in my life it just becomes harder :( Remembering the good times is what I hold onto :) Hope you have a great day.

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

    1. Thanks so much Heidi! {hugs} for you back!! Enjoy your day today too! :)

  2. Loved your tribute to your dad today. It was so touching - you brought tears to my eyes. What a difficult, but very special post.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  3. What a special message about your dad. Cyber hugs to you :)

    This fish cracks me up every time I see it. What a great way to put it to good use!

    Fun in Room 4B

    1. Hehe... I know.. the fish is hilarious! :) I am so excited that my teammate left it for me... I will be able to remember her always now :)

  4. Hey Tori
    I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I loved seeing the picture of the two of you walking down the aisle.
    The Caffeinated Classroom