Looking for some FUN and MEANINGFUL ways to end the year with your students? Check out some of my FAVORITE ideas below and get ready for an AMAZING conclusion to your school year!!
What happens when you've been sucked into buying ALL the blank books in Target's Dollar Spot and you discover them stashed in a drawer at the end of the year. Well.... use them with these End of the Year Memory Books of course!
These square shaped MEMORY BOOKS fit perfectly in the blank Target books but can also be printed and stapled on their own. If you didn't get a chance to snag any at Target, you can purchase the 8x8 blank books from Michaels HERE.
This download includes 21 templates plus an editable page if you'd like to add your own pages. The cover comes in printable options for Kindergarten - 6th grade. You can focus on one page a day (during morning work/centers/writing) or just print the whole booklet for the last few days of school.
Each cover page comes with a place for you to add a 4x6 photo of the class. You could always leave the cover blank and tell your students to add their favorite photo to the cover instead. Or design your own cover with the editable page included.
END OF THE YEAR PHOTO BOOTH:
Making an End of the Year Photo Booth is so FUN and thanks to these printables, it's easy! Parents can snap a picture of their child before dropping them off at school or you can take some pics during the class party and upload to your classroom website.
Just print these props on cardstock and attach craft sticks or skewer sticks. You can easily make a backdrop with butcher paper, a large tablecloth, or sheet. If you want the weathered paper as shown in the pic above, you can grab it on Amazon HERE.
I have four different themed Photo Booth sets including Tropical, Fiesta, Black & White, and Unicorn! You can shop them HERE.
I've never been the type of teacher to give my students gifts for every holiday. It can be costly and honestly, I just don't think it is necessary. When it comes to gift giving, I've stuck to two occasions: Christmas and End of the Year. And for both of those events, I give students each a book! I've always done Scholastic Book Clubs and they usually have a featured book that is perfect to buy as a class set. It's also cheap (or free with points!) If you're not currently signed up, learn more here -> SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUBS
Check out this incredibly thoughtful EOY gift idea my good friend Jordan (@heyheyfirstgrade) did for her students! Sand buckets filled with a book, playdoh, handwritten letters, and handmade, character trait rocks! You can keep the cost of this gift bucket low by having parents sign up for student donations such as bubbles, playdoh, treats, and even the buckets themselves. Don't forget to hop over to Instagram HERE and follow along with Jordan's account because she has AMAZING ideas for the classroom!!
END OF THE YEAR SLIDESHOW:
This END OF YEAR PowerPoint Slideshow is SO FUN and makes the most MEMORABLE presentation for an end of year party or celebration in your classroom!! Best of all, if you are END OF YEAR #TeacherTired, all you have to do is add the pics!! The rest is done for you! I love playing this along with some fun music and letting my students eat their party snacks!
I love this idea from Alyssa (@mrsbarnesbunch)!! For the last 26 days of school she has her students count down using an activity from each letter of the alphabet. A -Art Day, B - Bubbles, C - Chalk Day, etc. She also includes an editable calendar, parent letter, and adorable display!!! What a sweet way to end the school year together. You can check out this Alphabet Countdown HERE or by clicking the picture below. Check her out on Instagram for more creative ideas!!
If you love to spoil your teammates or teacher bestie at the end of the year, these little printable tags are FREE in my TpT store! I found all of the goodies pictured below at Target recently and best of all, they're relatively cheap!
These face masks were under $2 each and you can attach the tag using a giant paper clip (also from Target). I found the summer themed water bottles in the Target Dollar Spot for $3 each and the pineapple gum was calling my name in the checkout line. These would also make sweet gifts for your child's teacher or aids!! Grab the FREE TAG HERE.
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