Thursday, May 23, 2013

And That's A Wrap!! {Freebies}

I am so excited that our summer vacation has officially begun!  And what a fun week this was!!  Here is a quick peek of things we did during our last days of school.

Reader's Theater: Three Billy Goats Gruff
I love saving this play for the last week of school.  The students are such great readers by this time and they have lots of fun with these kinds of activities!


Click the link below to see all the masks available for Readers Theater.



Wacky Science
We had a half day of fun science experiments with the students using Jamie Woodward's Wacky Science Unit!  We blew up balloons, made slime, pierced bags with pencils full of water, and much more!


 Inflate -A-Balloon

Wacky Slime


Piercing Pencils

Click the link below for more on this science unit.

End of Year Posters
My students wanted something to remember their first grade year besides a memory book so I made these for the students to take home and frame if they wanted to.  The pictures were of students holding a frame with a tag that said "Last Day of School".  I took a picture of the class and attached it below.


Click the link below to download the K-5 versions.  There are also versions for 2013-2014 school year.

Student/teacher gifts
I LOVE Pinterest!  Here are a few student gift ideas I found.
Click the pictures to use for your class!

I will miss you Beary much!
These are cute tags from "What's the Buzz in First" 


"Owl Miss You!  Hope you have a great summer!"
These were so cute and fun to do!

I'm saving the best for last!
My baby girl graduated from Kindergarten this week! {Sniff}  We will also be celebrating her 6th birthday!  Both these events fell on the same day!  I was knee deep in end of year activities and clean up, birthday planning, and graduation celebrations!  I am one tired Mama!!

AND THAT"S A WRAP!  


My room is now ready for summer cleaning and I'm going home!!
Have a wonderful end to your school year and a great summer!

Monday, May 6, 2013

End of Year Memories and a Sale!

I don't know about you, but we are on the official countdown with 2 weeks left!!! We already have plane reservations for the family and home remodeling scheduled to begin June 1st!  I think my plate is going to be pretty full!!  The kids worked hard and I am very happy with how they are ending the year.....a little on the hyper side at times though!
Let's face it, we as teachers have worked our TAILS OFF and are in need of some great resources to get us through the hardest times...the beginning and the end of the school year.  I'm already stocking up for August and for the last few weeks of school. 
The teacher appreciation sale is on at TpT so be sure to stop by for up to 28% off some awesome resources that will save you what you need the most....time!


Also, if you are looking for End of the Year activities, this is a memory book I'm using with my students again this year.  Just click the link below to download.


Hope you all have a wonderful week!!