From templates you can print, to digital greetings with recorded messages, Wixie makes it easy to create Mother's Day and Father's Day messages parents love.
Creating Cards for Print
The Wixie Templates folder includes sample templates for both Mother's Day and Father's Day. You can find them by browsing May and June in the Month by Month folder or by searching "mother" and "father" at your Wixie home page.
Similar to a web of character traits, several templates are designed for students to easily add what they love and are most thankful for about their parents. They can also use Wixie's paint tools to add original artwork to further show off their unique personalities.
It is hard to find a better gift than a unique card created by your child. While it takes more time and effort for you to manage while they are working in Wixie, simply having students open a blank project and add pictures and text makes for wonderful and unique cards.
You can also search "scratch" to find a range of scratch art templates. Once open, students simply use the Eraser to "scratch" a card design and the Microphone tool to record a message.
If your students have a lot to say, have them add and design more than one page in Wixie. Go to the File menu, choose Print, and select the Booklet option to print four pages on one sheet of paper, they can fold into a card of booklet.
Create and share student messages digitally
If you are going to have students create multiple pages for their cards, consider sending them as digital greetings! Wixie projects are automatically saved online, so it is easy to share digitally with a player that makes it easy to see all of the pages. To send them to parents (especially those who are deployed), simply copy the project URL and paste it into an email.
Combine electronic delivery with voice recording to move your greetings from simple to sublime. While their text and artwork are always adorable, it doesn't get much better than hearing the real voice of their son or daughter sharing the message!
If your students need some inspiration, provide them with a pattern to start, such as the traditional "Roses are red, violets are blue." You can even challenge them to push their writing skills, like educator Suzy Abel. She read her students I Love You, A Rebus Poem by Jean Marzollo and challenged her students to come up with reverse rhymes for their I Love You message.
No matter what you and your students decide to make for Mother's Day and Father's Day, have fun creating and sharing memories parents will treasure.