Saturday, August 15, 2015

School Rules Blog Hop

Welcome to the School Rules Blog Hop

School has started in many places!
Join us as we fill our backpacks with
pencils, rulers, and notebooks of every color.
Showing off projects to inspire kids and their mothers.
because School Rules, you can see it on our faces!

You should have come from Daphne-
but if you need to go the beginning of the line
Connie Can Crop is the line leader on this School Rules Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and I appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these fantastic ladies who are here sharing their School themed ideas and creations.

I have a fantastic sponsor for this hop, The Paper Nest Dolls!!
They will be giving one lucky winner a $15 gift certificate to spend in their fabulous shop!
Be sure to check out their adorable stamps at

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


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I have two projects for you today.  School will be back in session here on September 7th and I always look forward to seeing all the kids after a summer of empty halls and a break from interuption.  To welcome the students back I decided to make a special jar to hold some pencils.  It never fails (especially during the 1st week of school) that students will come to the office looking for a pencil so I’m going to be ready with my jar of pencils and some extra special encouragement.

I work in an inner city high school  as the Accounts Administrator where I deal with a lot of high-risk students, typically from very dysfuntional homes. These kids are near and dear to my heart and I am privileged to interact with them on a daily basis, especially those with behavioral problems as I often see the same kids day after day, and in a lot of cases, several times a day. I try my hardest to make connections with each and every one of them. It amazes my co-workers that in a school of just over 1100 kids, I could probably tell you 95% of their names. It's a standing joke that when a Principal comes around with a picture of a student on their phone wanting to know if anyone knows who it might be, the first thing they say is "go ask Sharon, she'll know", lol.  That’s why I wanted to add an extra something special to make them feel good and show them that I care.  I feel like my workplace is my own little mission field and it’s a blessing to have the opportunity to instill a little positivity into a teenager’s life because they probably do not get a lot of that at home.  Here is a close up of the tags on the pencils. They say “You’re A Star”, “Make No Mistake, You’re Awesome!”, and “I think you’re absolutely “uh-mason” (a little hard to see it but that’s a mason jar).pencils_closeup_apieceofheartblog









My second project is a card.  This year I’ve decided to try something new. Every month I’m going to pick a student who has shown that they are making an effort to do their best, whether that be by having good attendance, achieving good marks, or by demonstrating an act of kindness to another student, and I will award them with a gift card tucked into a special card.  This card will be for September’s “student of the month”.  I’m excited to see the look on their face when they realize that it’s not always a bad thing to be called down to the office, lol.

This past weekend one of our students was gunned down and fatally shot. The police are still investigating but my theory is that it was most likely a gang related incident.  I’m hoping that my new project might make some kind of difference and go a little way toward preventing hatred and violence on the streets.

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That’s it for me.  Up next is Lisa -

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

1. Connie -
2. Angela -
3. Alicia -
4. Rebecca - 
5. Haidee  -
6. Veronica -
7. Ashley -
8. Holli -
9. Daphne-
10. Sharon - **you are here** 
11. Lisa -
12. Cindy -
13. Jenny -
14. Audrey -
15. Jessica -


  1. Love your ideas. It's the little things we do that can have an impact on someone's life.

  2. These are awesome projects! That mason jar is so clever...great gift for both student and teacher. And the card is just that a real eraser? It sure looks it!


  3. Kim, this is not a real eraser. I designed it using my Paint Shop Pro software. Thanks for hopping!

  4. Love the pencil jar. Its adorable.

    Also love the idea you are doing for the cards.


  5. Sharon, very adorable project. I love the pencil jar, it is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it and hopping with us...

  6. Those are some super cool projects TFS

  7. Love the Pencil Jar and your Card. Great Idea's. You sound like a Great Teacher. Thanks for Sharing!

  8. Your pencils, pencil holder and your card are so cute! Love them!

  9. So sad about the kid from your school. But I love your projects and thank you for making a difference in children's lives!! Thanks for joining in the hop. Scrappy hugs, Connie

  10. Great teacher gifts! The pencils are adorable. The card is unique. I like it!

  11. Wow! You are so generous! I love that you do so much for your students, and in such a wonderfully creative way. Great job on all of your projects. Thanks for hopping.

  12. I LOVE your projects! My sister has worked as a teacher in inner city schools for as long as I can remember. It's her love for the same reasons you mentioned! So sad to hear about one of your students. My sister dealt with that last year as well. Scary thing!

  13. I love your projects they are wonderful!

  14. Great projects and from such a caring heart!

  15. I love your projects and I hope you make a statement to stop the violence!

  16. What AWESOME projects!!! LOVE them! Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

  17. Such great school projects Sharon and I am sure these will inspire the students to even greater heights.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


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