Well, it's the end of Teacher Appreciation Week and I hope you feel as appreciated as I do. Our PTA went overboard this year! They treated us to breakfast on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, a manicurist in the Teacher's Room on Wednesday, a dessert bar on Thursday and a masseuse on Friday. How great was that? They also organized surprises for the kids to do each day. One day they brought in fancy school supplies (boy did I get some cool sticky notes!), one day they brought in a handmade card, one day the brought in a little something sweet. It took a lot of time and effort to organize such a fabulous week, and it certainly made us all feel very appreciated! I'd love to hear how you were celebrated at your school so leave a comment if you'd like to share.
To show my appreciation to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog, I thought I would end the week with a bunch of freebies.
First up is a little end of the year goodie. I usually do an end of year slideshow for the kids and their families and for the last song I use "Movin' On to First Grade" by Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease. You can listen to a clip of it here - it's the CUTEST song! The kids all sing along and the moms all cry. To match both the beginning of the year badges (here) and the 50th Day badges (here) that I made earlier in the year, I made similar ones for the kids to wear for the slideshow. You can use them a lot of different ways, so grab a set to send your kiddos off in style.
!, and the kids love it! Grab a copy below the picture for your anti-butterfly crew.
...) and left this for my sub to do during Math. It's a basic number Bingo, but the kids have to first fill in the missing numbers on their boards. It's great for both counting and number writing practice and the kids never get tired of it. Detailed directions to leave for the sub are included.