I’m sure all of you teachers out there are busy with the myriad of paperwork, projects, and packing that comes with the end of the year. To quote Charles Dickens, the end of the year is the best of times and the worst of times. We are preparing to move to a new campus next year and are in the process of packing up our entire room. Needless to say we are taking everything one day at a time.
End Of The Year Ideas
As the end of the year rapidly approaches we are putting together all the details of our awards assembly. We decided to do things a little bit differently this year. Instead of simply giving the children a certificate of completion, which we normally do, we have decided to give specific awards to each student. We had a lot of fun thinking about each student and deciding where we think their life will head in the future. Here are some of the awards we will be handing out:
- Future Stunt Man
- Future Iron Chef
- Future Police Chief
- Future Technology Guru
- Future Talk Show Host
- Future CEO
- Future Dancing With The Stars Contestant
We are so excited to hand out these awards at our awards assembly next week and can’t wait to see the parents’ reactions when they hear our predictions for their child’s future!
Another addition to our awards assembly is a red carpet. With such bright futures, we can’t expect our students to just walk up to the front and accept an award. No, they must walk to the red carpet like the superstars they are!
To create the red carpet we used red butcher paper from school and add some yellow die-cut stars to the edge with glue. This was very easy to make and will be a cute touch to make our awards a special experience for the kids.
All of these ideas came from http://seusstastic.blogspot.com/2013/06/end-of-year-ideas-summer-linky-party.html.
We are so excited for our awards next week and can’t wait for the kids and parents to see what we have planned!
We have also created a special goodbye letter to our parents that we will be sending home this year. This letter is our way of thanking the parents for all they have done for their child this school year and the help and support they have provided us. We have included the letter as a free printable below.
We hope you have gotten some fun ideas to use in your classroom! We would love to hear and feedback and what you are doing in your classroom to celebrate the end of the school year.
-Heather & Angie
10 More Days!!! (But who’s counting right?!)