End of Year Celebration!

Today was our End of Year Celebration! I had 15 of my 20 parents/families attend and we had a great time. I started by handing out our fun class awards (thank you Reagan!). Aren't they adorable? My kiddos just LOVED coming up to get their awards!

Then my kiddos got the gifts my mom and her BFF sent from California. I teach in a very rural and economically disadvantaged area so my mom and her BFF have become the "room moms" and send boxes upon boxes of goodies for my kiddos throughout the year. It has been such a blessing! 
Each kiddo got a bucket with a Word World DVD, Word World stickers, and pictures from throughout the year. 

They also each got 2 summer fun bags! One bag had all sorts of fun activities like puzzles, coloring books, jump ropes, etc and the other bag had books. Between this and the summer homework, my kiddos should be busy this summer!

Such cute bags! 
All kinds of fun!

What 6 year old doesn't love Max and Ruby?

Books, books, and more books! 

At the end of our celebration I played the DVD I made for the parents and families. Last year it took me what seemed like 20 hours to put together and this year I had created it and burned 20 DVDs in 2 hours! That left me time to make these super cute DVD labels...

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 to share your end of year celebrations!

Off to plan some super fun activities for the last 2 days with my little scholars!

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  1. What a sweet & supportive momma you have!!! I think I might just do a CD next year too! I make a memory book. I haven't uploaded pictures of it yet, but I will def be doing that soon so I can link up :)

  2. All of this looks amazing!!! I know your kids loved it!!! I wish I had time to do all of this for my own students:(

    1...2...3...Teach With Me

  3. Great ideas for the end of the year celebration!! I am using Reagan's candy awards at the end of the year too & can't wait! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. That looks like so much fun! Thanks for linking up!

    Swimming into Second

  5. I've been wanting to make a CD for years and just haven't had the motivation to do it. What programs did you use to make the slide show and labels?

    1. I used iDVD on my Macbook to make the slideshow and tt was super easy! I bought Avery labels and downloaded the templates from avery.com for free and just added text and clipart. The parents LOVED it!

    2. Where did you get the cute clipart from?

    3. I got the clipart from this website. Only a buck! :)

    4. Did you put all the pictures from everyone in class on one cd? You didn't make it individually per student? I really want to do this instead of a memory book. I think. But I like adding the artifacts to the book also. Such decisions! Thanks!

  6. How much fun did your mom and BFF have shopping for your kiddos??!! What a great idea! Those kiddos are lucky to have y'all!!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  7. What a great end of the year gift. I love Word World and so do my kids. I'm so glad I found your blog. Looking forward to some more great ideas.


  8. Where did your mom find those adorable buckets?


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