June 8, 2013

Surviving the Last Week!

Our school year came to an end this Thursday! It was a happy moment for us all...teachers and students. We did a lot of celebrating throughout the week. Here's a peek at some of the fun we had!
 We had our end of the year party and awards celebration on Monday. My much creative room mom made these precious snacks for us to eat after our awards presentation in the classroom. {If you look closely, the bear is in an inner tube!} They thought they were so cool!

These "Silly Awards" were to die for and a B-I-G hit with all of the kids and parents. A few of them had us really laughing! Check them out {here}. Along with a silly award, each students also got a gift from myself and their classmates. If you missed my post about EOY gifts check it out {HERE}.
I also wanted to keep the little wheels in their brains turning this summer. So I snatched up this "Ready Made for Second Grade" packet from A Year of Many Firsts for them to work on a little a time this summer.
We had a little LOT of fun with shaving cream on our desks. We watched a few movies, had some free draw time, held a dance party, and played games all day. What do you do to keep your kinds "under control" the last few days to survive??

I saved the best for last! My favorite part of the year ending is actually looking forward to the next year. After 2 years of not really having anyone my age and in the same stage of life as myself at school, I was SO excited to find out there is not only 1 but 2 amazing teachers joining our school next year! I was SUPER stoked and asked them to dinner. I prepared a little welcome gift for them. Here's what I put inside:
*Purple and Gold Bucket (our district's colors)
*A to-do list for a place to write down everything they have to do as a 1st year teacher
*A G2 pen (my favorite) for filling out their lists
*A nail file and polish for the days they need to go home and pamper themselves
*Apple Hand Sanitizer to stay away from all the germs they will encounter
As another year comes to an end, here is to summer and the 70 days of relaxation that wait ahead!


  1. It's so nice to have parents that like to help out in the classroom! I didn't have that help this year like I have had in the past. Those treats were too cute! Have a great summer!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  2. I agree! The snacks were cute. Kids always love playing in shaving cream. Plus, it's a great way to clean the tables. Do you have to pack up everything for the summer? I noticed in your last picture that things aren't packed away and your room looks great!

  3. Happy Summer Break! Our last few days have sounded similar to yours...we've also had games, centers, crafts, read & relax days. The kiddos love having a little extra freedom to be with friends and make their own choice.

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  4. Looks like you had a lot of fun the last week! LOVING that font you used on your pictures ;)

    Flying High in First Grade

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