Thursday, May 24, 2012

Counting Down & End of the Year Gift

Oh, my darling blog, how neglected you must feel.  :(

The end of the school year is in full swing!  I'm rushing to squeeze in all of my final assessments and finish the joyous paperwork that we teachers are so lucky to have.  The official countdown is 8 1/2 days!  Woohoo!  Don't get me wrong... I'll definitely miss my babies, but the summer is much deserved.

As an end of the year gift for my students I am giving them a personalized picture frame with a class picture in it.  I'm half done with my project and I'm really liking them!  I hate to spend too much money right at the end of the school year because a summer of no paychecks is painful, so this is a simple and inexpensive way to say, "It's been a great year together."

Here's what you'll need:
1 4x6 acrylic picture frame for each student (97 cents at Walmart)
multiple colors of puffy paint
1 picture for each frame

Sorry I couldn't keep the picture in there to better show you the end results... gotta love district policies!

Next week I'm looking forward to our end of the year awards ceremony.  We're trying something a little different this year and having them as a grade level in the gym instead of in individual classrooms.  We've planned a Hollywood theme with a red carpet and all!  It'll be so much fun!

Well, that's about it for now.  I just felt so bad for neglecting the bloggy world in recent weeks so thought I'd pop in for a quick update!

What are you doing in your classrooms for the end of the school year?!

-Mrs. Pollard


  1. I love your frames! They look great! :) We are doing the candy awards for the end of the year & a summer themed week during the last week. I'm right behind you- we have 10 days left. Good luck! :)

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  2. Very nice frames. I'd certainly appreciate something like that. Hope your students liked it.

  3. I like the idea of the frames! I have 5 weeks to go, so honestly, I have yet to think about a gift. Ooops!
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