This year was quite an experience for my students and I. My school had to go through some emergency construction during spring break, so I had to move into another school building for the remainder of the school year. I am now in my 3rd classroom of the school year. Luckily, my new classroom is bigger, brighter, has fresh paint, and new windows! I am one happy teacher!
End of the Year Gifts
Every year, I give my kiddos a simple gift to remember the year by. This year, I found some cheap, cheap, cheap sunglasses from Walmart. They were 6 for $1... score! I also bought some Kool-aid packets on sale. I taped the Kool-aid packets to the sunglasses with a cute little printable from the blog Just Another Day in Paradise. You can find this cute printable here.
Here's how they turned out...
I couldn't stop there! In addition to a small gift, I also create a personal memory book for the kids. The memory book has a cute picture of each student and a paragraph with their school year memories. I LOVED seeing their faces when they walked in the room and saw their gift and memory books. We also had to get each other's autographs!
Here's a look at what the students saw on their desks when they walked in our classroom on the last day of school...
You can find the template I used for the student paragraph here in my TPT store. I had my students respond to each question, then I typed up their responses to put in their memory book. Easy Peasy!
What traditions do you have for the end of the year??