Friday, June 24, 2016

End of the Year Fun + a Freebie

Hi guys! I'm still here! What a crazy year it's been. Life with a new baby is a LOT of work! Don't get me wrong, it's amazing and wonderful, and being a mommy is the best thing that's ever happened to me. But it's exhausting! When I planned my maternity leave, I thought, "Great! Now I'll have lots of time to work on my blog while I'm home with the baby!" Haha. I was lucky to get a shower and eat half a meal most days. Now that I've been back at work a few months, things have settled a bit as we've gotten comfortable with our routines and I finally feel like I can juggle both roles with ease (most of the time, anyway).

In case you're wondering...yes, school is STILL in session here in New York City. Only two days to go! Since the year is coming to an end, I wanted to share some of the fun end of the year activities I have planned. Hopefully you'll find these ideas useful and inspiring, even if you're on summer break and school is the last thing on your mind (I'm SO jealous of you, by the way).

Our school has started a tradition where each class has an award ceremony at the end of the year. Since our award ceremony isn't until Monday, I'm sharing some photos from last year. I plan to do pretty much the same thing this year. I went to Dollar Tree today to get all the supplies and decorations. We are doing a Hollywood red carpet theme!


The kids have also been working on their memory books this week. They will finish them and take them home next week. You can find my Memory Book in my TpT store. The book has 31 different pages and includes both a color and black and white version.


I also put together some really simple and quick last minute gifts for the kids. I got bubbles at the dollar store and put together these labels to fancy them up a little. Click on the image below for your free Gift Tags.


And that's the end of our year! In just a couple days, I'll be saying good-bye to my kiddies and sending them off to first grade! As my co-teacher said to the kids, "We are setting you free to fly...just as we did with our butterflies." I like that analogy. It's a bittersweet ending. Of course, I'm excited to spend the entire summer relaxing with my baby girl. But at the same time, I'm sad to say good-bye to my kids, and especially to my co-teacher. We found out that we'll be teaching in different rooms next year. When the year began, I was hesitant about sharing a classroom with another teacher, but it has been my best teaching experience yet. I SO wish we could stay together forever! I guess, as they say, all good things must come to an end. But I'm so happy to have had the experience, and I'm definitely excited for a new year in kindergarten :)

Enjoy your summer!

23 comments:

  1. Hi, I have just purchased several of your products but cannot figure out the font you used in the writing centres for "What writers do" and " writers add details" Could you please email the name to me? moorekasia@hotmail.com thx so much:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Kids love to get them surprise from their school and in this blog you have gave him something special which kids will newer forget even after they leave from it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow, these are fantastic for back to school and i made use of them with my kids in this 2017 year after the christmas break, the kids enjoyed them and found it useful. would be nice if you had more freebies like the http://www.gratisfaction.co.uk/ website. thanks jenny

    ReplyDelete
  4. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Get the SBI SO Previous Papers with solved answers. Here you can download the SBI SO Previous Papers PDF format.
    SBI SO Previous Papers

    ReplyDelete
  6. IBPS RRB PO Previous Papers with solved answers. Here you can get the complete details about IBPS RRB PO Solved Papes.
    Download here

    ReplyDelete
  7. Get the UPSC IAS subject wise Syllabus here and You can also download UPSC syllabus pdf for Free.
    UPSC IAS Syllabus
    http://www.upscexam.net/upsc-ias-syllabus/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Four possible ways for increasing Maximum execution time of WordPress website.
    Maximum execution time exceeded error in wordpress

    ReplyDelete
  9. The UPSC Syllabus for all exams such as IAS, IES, IFS, NDA etc conducted by Union Public Service Commission is available,
    Click here

    ReplyDelete
  10. Get income tax slab rates and income tax deductions in India for Financial Year (FY) 2016-17.
    Income Tax Slab Rates for AY 2016-17

    ReplyDelete
  11. Click here to check all the information regarding lenovo legion y720 price in india.
    lenovo legion y720 price in india

    ReplyDelete
  12. Kodi is the famous and best Home Theater Software. Here step by step procedure is provided to install Kodi on LG or Samsung smart TV.
    Kodi Samsung Smart TV

    ReplyDelete
  13. Click here to Check your LIC policy status online by your policy number.
    Lic Login

    ReplyDelete
  14. Get the complete details about today gold price in India. For more details
    click here

    ReplyDelete
  15. Best tips to increase a low platelet count naturally. For more click here
    Increase platelet count naturally

    ReplyDelete
  16. Check uti pan status online and Know the status of UTI pan card application.
    UTI pan status

    ReplyDelete
  17. Get Your SBI Life Insurance Policy Status Online by clicking on the below link.
    sbi life insurance policy status

    ReplyDelete
  18. click here to Know the complete facts on using Coconut Oil for Teeth Whitening and have shining teeth.
    coconut oil to whiten teeth

    ReplyDelete
  19. Get Tata Docomo prepaid Online mobile recharge easily. Check for the Best Tata Docomo Plans given here and Recharge Online
    Click here

    ReplyDelete
  20. Here you can get the complete information about united india insurance plans . For more click here
    United india insurance

    ReplyDelete
  21. Get the complete details about LIC money back policy. For more click here
    LIC money back plan

    ReplyDelete