Monday, June 10, 2013

End of the Year Gifts

Sooo I haven't blogged in a whole week since my last Monday Made It with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics! Ahh I have to get better at blogging more ;) But I sure do love my girl Tara! She is so creative so you will have to go check out what she made this week... so cute (and I love organization and anything crafty!)
So how are all of my friends?? Enjoying summer vacay? Did you have a good weekend? I did, but it sure went by fast... I am in the middle of reorganizing my apartment.. it's pretty small, but perfect!

This is my last "full" week with my kids.. we have a half day Friday, but it's full enough to be Mon-Fri! These are my end of the year gifts to my children... if any of you are looking at my blog now, do not read any further because I don't want your surprise ruined! XOXO
I thought and thought about what I could get my children.... and I came up with a trophy idea.  They are all my little rockstars, some of them I have had for 2 years... and I have to admit, I am not ready for the year to end.  I love each and every one of them.. I have 7 cuties, and I know everyone probably thinks my job is so easy with 7 kids, but my parents and the kids probably know how much work I put into them and the school. 
Time To Say Good Bye
It's been a wonderfully smooth year though and I feel like my 3rd and 4th graders have grown and made so much progress.  I am pretty sure we are parting ways next year, but I do have to say, that there is something wonderfully special about looping up with kids.  I had 3 of them for 2 years and let me tell you... an incredible difference since the day I had met them.  They have blossomed from scared and quiet caterpillars to social, happy butterflies.  I am a very blessed teacher to have taught 7 amazing individuals!
 Besides the trophies, I also have some candy treats, sidewalk chalk, and a few other summer fun things to give to them.  Below is another treat that I am giving my kids, and also the 2nd teacher (Miss Mound)'s kids at the end of the year.. I bought some swirly straws at Michaels Craft Store, and got some packets of Kool-aid! Aren't the tags so cute? Guess what... They are FREE from "I Love My Classroom!" I hope you can check them out by clicking HERE :)

Are you already thinking about Back to School like I am? If so, check out my Apple Themed Word Wall Letters and Words!! I have made a Kindergarten one and a 3rd grade one :] If you would like another grade level or theme, I definitely take requests!! Clipart is from the adorable Ashley Hughes.  



  1. 7? How did you manage that one? Those gifts are adorable! Happy almost summer:)

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  2. I love hearing you talk about looping with some of your students! That is so wonderful. They are going to LOVE their end of the year gifts:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. Those are adorable apples for the word wall! If my classroom was apple themed, I would definitely want them! Thanks for sharing!

    - Pam
    Moments to Teach

  4. Super cute student gifts! Between candy, chalk, and the curly straws, I'm sure they will be excited :)


  5. I found your blog through Monday Made It, and I am now following you! I just realized that I already liked your fb page. I am not sure how I missed visiting your blog before now!! I love the student gifts!!



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