I presented students with end of the year awards. It was so nice to see them all smile and feel proud of themselves. I read the award aloud in the small group and then gave students the chance to comment on their awards. I used materials all from Crayons to Computers, including the paper, cut-outs and stickers. Here is a pic.
Here is the award template I used.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my father who is in heaven.”
I wanted to give my students a little end of the school year gift and didn’t really want it to be candy. I love candy, and give out candy, but wanted to go another route this time. So I decided to give out highlighters! Hopefully, students will use it this summer to highlight something! Here is a pic.
I got the highlighters from Crayons to Computers, and I had the plastic wrap. I found the ribbon at Michael’s for $1. I made the little note for each gift that says, “You are the *highlight* of my year. Have a great summer. Love, Mrs. Keimer.”
Here is the template for the gift tags. Don’t worry. I took out my name.
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Enjoy this Memorial Day weekend and these last few days with your kids!
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:7)
I made this little activity for students to reflect on what they learned this year. I wanted to create an end of the year activity that had a little substance and required students to reflect on the highlights of what they learned throughout the year! Also, I wanted to it be fun. On the first page, students fill in what grade they are in and write their name on the line. Then they can cut out both boxes and glue them on a file folder like this.
On the next five pages, students can fill in something they learned in Reading, Math, Writing and about Making Friends and Attitude! There is also space for students to illustrate what they’ve learned. Then have students put the sheets in their “file” and you can staple them if you’d like.
Click on the pictures to access the file on my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
I also like to have students write an Autobiography Poem at the end of the year. It’s a good activity to encourage students to reflect on who they are and it’s fun! It’s also an opportunity to build rapport and sometimes students’ confidence! Here is a template I made for the activity.
Another thing I like to do at the end of the year is get an empty pizza box for each of my students. Then I put all their work that I saved throughout the year in the boxes and “deliver” them the last week of school. The kids love it. Most pizza places will give the boxes out for *free* for teachers. Just call around. 🙂 More End of the Year freebies still to come… If you like these ideas and activities, you can follow me by e-mail to get updates and more *freebies*! (see the bottom of the page)
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”