It’s Almost Summer Everyone

At the end of the year I always give my classroom helpers a gift. I felt like the end of the year, totally crept up on me this year.  So when I saw THIS IDEA at Teacher to The Core, I knew exactly what to do.  I loved Katie’s tags, but wanted to add a gift card, so I created my own.  Mine are near as precious at hers, but they matched my ribbon. If you want this tag, click HERE.
On awards day my kiddos received their Dollar Store Superlatives. You should have seen their faces when they received their special gift. They waited in anticipation to see what they’d get, as they gasped at every award that was given.  It made my heart so happy, not only to honor each of my kiddos in a special way, but also see such joy as they received their award. 
Each year I also send my kids home with my summer review book. It includes a book list for the parents, so they can find appropriately leveled books, as well as common core review of grade 1. My friend Cara Carroll of the First Grade Parade, shared how she sent her her packs home and I couldn’t resist. I also included the First Grade Memories DVD I made for each student. 
I’m so excited to spend my summer with these guys!
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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