Saturday, May 16, 2015

End-of-the-Year Awards {Little Miss and Mr. Fabulous Awards}

Happy weekend folks!  Lindsay here . . .

I just can't even wrap my mind around the fact that there are only six weeks left of school (for me) folks!  It's just not possible.  Where did this year go??? 

I am convinced that my school district is the absolute veeeeeeeeeeeeery last to get out of school each and every year.  No seriously.  I get to see all the "HOORAY SCHOOL IS OUT AND I AM ON SUMMER BREAK!!!!!" Facebook posts . . . again, and again. And. Again.  Argh!

This year we are out on June 19th (See?!  I TOLD you it was so late!) but I am trying my darndest to stay on top of things because I know these last few weeks are just gonna fly by! 

Let's see . . . What's left to do . . . (Insert mental checklist:)

2. Report Cards
3. End of the year assessments (before report cards - duh)
4. Practice for Kindergarten graduation
5. One last field trip
6.  Beach day (cuz my school is at the beach - you should be jealous!)
7. End of the year gifts for my sweeties
8. Thank you gifts for my classroom volunteers

Oh . . . and the end-of-the-year awards. 

Let me just tell you, these awards are one of my most FAVORITEST things.  I don't care if that's not even a word.  I love them THAT much. 

The last day of school in the classroom with my kidlets is always so precious to me.  One. Last. Day.  That means one last day of making memories.  One last day to tell those kiddos how much I love them.  And best of all, one last day to affirm my kidlets for all of the things that make them so unique and wonderful.

Every year I have come up with special awards for my kidlets in the style of "Mr." and "Little Miss".  For example, someone is always "Mr. President" or "Little Miss Stick-To-It". 

One thing that is so great about these awards is that not only does it have a cute title (Hello Mr. Small-But-Mighty!)  . . . but they ALSO have a little explanation at the top.  So I can literally say "For caring & loving deeds, the Mr. Big Heart award goes to . . .".  It really helps each kiddo understand what their award from me means.

When the time comes to give out the awards, I always remind my kiddos how special and unique they are, and the fact that we are celebrating the things that make them extra special!   For a little extra added fun I like to read off the name of the award and have the kids guess who will be getting it . . . and you know what?  They are usually right!!

I decided it would be super fun to put these awards in my TPT store for other teachers who might be looking for a way to celebrate their kiddos at the end of this year! This set includes 35 different awards, each one available for either a boy OR a girl!  The awards are ready to print and the set also has a handy planning sheet included to keep you super organized! (I just L-O-V-E a good checkoff sheet!)

If you want to check it out in my TPT store, just click on the cover image below:

I know that your kiddos will LOVE to be affirmed and celebrated on the last day of school as much as mine do!
Well, that's all I've got for tonight! I'm off to work on the aforementioned to-do list (and hopefully catch up on my Law & Order: SVU).  [I heart Olivia Benson]
Goodnight y'all! 




Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation SALE

Good morning, Peeps!! Kerri and Lindsay here...

Good news, friends! TPT is throwing another one of it's HUMONGOUS sales again this TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY and Lindsay and I can't wait to shop until we drop! I am super excited to buy some new centers and clip art for my classroom next year. 

We will both be having our stores discounted 20% off, which, combined with TPT's 10% off, will make everything on a SUPER 28% Off SALE!! I LOVE me some bargains!!

Here are some goodies from Kerri's store you might be interested in, to finish this year off, AND prepare you for next school year...

My  Summer Lovin' Math and Literacy Centers Pack!

Looking for an easy way to get your students thinking and representing numbers?? My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!

Wanna create "Super Sentence" Writers??? 

Looking for an Open House theme? Check out my Rainforest Art and Writing Unit and Rainforest Centers...

Stock up on all sorts of Writing Centers to last you the whole year through...

My Writing Centers Bundles will be SUPER cheap during the sale!!

Get ready for next school year with lots of different learning packs!

WOW!! That was just a small snapshot of the 110 products that I have in my store. I hope you can find something that your kiddos will enjoy during the SUPER SALE! Happy Shopping!

In addition to all of the goodies in Kerri's TPT store, here are some things you might want to check out from Lindsay as well:

The end of the year is right around the corner!  My Little Miss & Mr. Fabulous awards are a fun way to celebrate all of the cute kiddos in your class before you say goodbye!

Looking for some more resources for your emerging readers?  Try my Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy CVC Practice Pack!

Or how about some extra sight word practice - grab my Trace It, Write It, Find It, Make It: Sight Word Practice pack!

Get a head start on next year's math planning with my Nifty Numbers pack:

 Or . . . if you want to get a head start on NEXT year's planning - my Farm Friends unit is a perfect way to start the year!

One of my FAVORITE activities during my literacy centers: Write The Room {All Year Long}! 

And its ALWAYS a good time for a little Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, right??

Thanks for taking the time to check out some of the goodies from our TPT stores!  We are SUPER excited to do a little shopping for ourselves as well!

Hope y'all have a great week! 

Lindsay & Kerri