I have to admit I am having a hard time making it to the end of the year. As some of you know, my mother is very ill with Alzheimer's and advanced cancer. She refuses to go into palliative care, and taking care of her and my brother who also has brain cancer has taken it's toll on me these past few months. I hadn't thought of year end gifts for my students until it was too late to order my favourite pens from For Teachers Only. If you want to read about them see this post.
I happened to be in my favourite new dollar store, Dollar Tree and my hubby pointed out some really cute clipboards. He knows I am obsessed with clipboards and tend to buy them and hoard them (I know, I know, but that's another problem to tackle another time!) I didn't want them for me (gasp!) but I thought how much the girls in my class would probably enjoy them. Luckily, there were enough to buy one for each girl in my class. That left me in a quandry about what to get the boys, when the hubby again spotted something perfect.
I have a few of these large erasers in my classroom supplies and the kids LOVE THEM! Again, there were enough to buy one for each boy student.
|Clipboards, erasers, highlighters and sticky page flags all from Dollar Tree. Gift bags and tags from party store.|
|Aren't these adorable? I bought other colours too but I really liked the pink ones!|
|In order to add a few more things I bought some highlighters and some sticky post-it flags. I cut the flags into individual pieces. They were still on the backing so it was perfect. There were enough to give each child one for a grand total of $3.75.|
|I know the boys in my class will think of me when then use these in junior high next year!|
|I had purchased these cute gift bags and tags last year at Party City. I was glad that I had enough to last for this year too!|
|The finished gift! Perfect for a grade six graduate!|
|The cards I made and printed on the colour printer at school.|
To round the gifts out, I made a cute card with a graduate picture of either a boy or a girl on it. The poem inside is the same, but after I printed and folded the cards, I took them home and wrote a personal message to each child.
If you would like your own FREE copy of the cards I made, just click on the LINKS at the end of the post.
|The final products all ready for next week. I can't believe that next Thursday is the last day with my class. |
We finish off the year on Friday with staff meetings and closing up our classrooms.
|Click HERE for GIRL NOTECARD.|
|Click HERE for BOY NOTECARD.|
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