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Hey all!

     I know…I haven’t blogged in forever! The end of the year crept up on me and I don’t think I slept at all last week. But I’m back…. and I’m on summer vacation.  I absolutely loved my little people, but hallelujah and Praise the Lord I don’t have to get up at 4:30 am and I don’t have to pick up my babies from sitters and school.
     I’m so sad though, because that whirlwind week also meant I totally forgot to take pictures of my end of the year gifts and such.  I gave my sweet babies sand buckets full of summer fun, like bubbles, yoyo’s, clappers, pool toys, etc, as well as my Summer to Second Grade pack. Gotta keep those kiddos thinking. I also sent them home with a DVD of our first grade memories.  It got rave review from our parents.  I created my slide show with iMovie and iDVD. I created the movie in iMovie and then sent it to iDVD to finish it up and make it look professional.

I used three songs in my video:
We’re Going to Be Friends by Jack Johnson
Better Together by Jack Johnson 
Let them be Little by Billy Dean (This ended the DVD and the tears flow)
We also ended our week with my Dollar Store Superlatives. Oh My Goodness! Did my kiddos get a kick out these. They were so excited to see who got what.  Each one of them was over the moon to get a prize with their award and they were so proud! 
And I have the sweetest of first grade families ever! Not only did I get these beautiful flowers and candy but I also received gift cards galore.  Two very sweet mommies collected money for a salon/spa gift card and Disney gift card for our upcoming trip.  
And other families just knew how much I love to eat! 🙂 
I hope you all have a great end of the year. I know these last few days can be hard.  Here is a freebie to give your little people something to do as you put away the books and take down the bulletin boards. I blew ours up to give my kiddos plenty of room to write. There are kindergarten through fourth grade version included.   The graphics are provided by Melonheadz and Moffatt Girls.  
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Michelle Oakes

Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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