Gift Giving & End of Year Freebie

We are nearing the home stretch for the year and it feels very good, but also very stressful.  We only have 5 days left and then summer will begin.  I know I am excited to spend time with my little one, but I know I will miss the classroom after a few weeks.  How many more days do you have?

I am a little late posting our Mother's Day gifts and teacher appreciation, but I still wanted to share.  This was by far the cutest gift I have done for Mother's Day since teaching.  The kids loved them and I know the moms did too.  We created custom artwork charms and made them into necklaces.  With all the rage for Origami Owl I thought this was the next best thing, plus it was personalized by their kiddo.  Here is a peak.  

One of the memory activities we did for our ABC countdown was a puzzle.  The kids enjoyed making these and placing four of their favorite memories from the year.  The traded puzzles with their seat partners and shared their puzzles. This was a great morning meet and greet activity too. Grab your freebie below by clicking the image! This will be uploaded on Monday, May 19.  My flash drive is at school. 

I must say last week was a great week.  My kids surprised me with a class breakfast of donuts and Capri Sun.  The kiddos parents came in and helped to serve all the food and clean up.  It was quite the treat.  They even surprised me with this super cute supply caked topped with a gift card for me to go shopping.  So stink'in sweet! 

Happy Teaching & Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming.....
The year is almost done! 



  1. How do you make those charms? They're adorable!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. FYI - your other post said "You can see the blog post on how to make these here." The pendants are lovely! It would be great to know how you made them.

    Here is a link that shows you the steps. I'm sorry about that. I thought I actually went into detail on how to make them. I will need to add to that post. I did everything the same except my kids drew their pictures with sharpies on cardstock.