Today we had our End of Year celebration where my students and their families got to have a picnic lunch, watch an end of the year slideshow, and were given awards. If you read my post yesterday, you know that I used Michelles Oakes's wonderful Dollar Store Superlatives as their individual awards this year.
I was able to match up most of the awards perfectly, though some I had to improvise because my Dollar Deals didn't have the same exact items that Michelle was able to find. My team mate Heather found this amazing packet while scrolling through Pinterest. We were able to purchase the copy, plus 2 extra licenses for the other kindergarten classes, for a grand total of $12. We each pitched in $4 and were able to have this amazingly wonderful awards packet that can be used again and again through the years to come. You should really check out Michelle's hard work and creativity!!
For the rest of the awards I was able to find the examples given by Michelle. I think that the grown ups and kinders really enjoyed these awards, and Michelle did a really awesome job!! So glad my team mate found them!!
The other gift I gave to my littles today was one of the $1.00 books from the last Scholastic order, titled The Last Day of Kindergarten. Follow the link or the picture to get a copy of your own from Amazon.
On the inside of each book I glued a poem I wrote for them, as well as a 'silly' class picture.
After I gave them their books, they were able to share their memory books with their families. We worked REALLY hard to get them all completed in time for our ceremony today, and I couldn't be prouder of the awesome job they have done with their writing and their sounding out of words. Here are some of the pages we did this week to finish up the book!!
One of the pages we worked on was about our friends, and the page after that is for all of our friends to sign their names!!
Walking around the room and listening to my kiddos read their memory books to their grown-ups was such an amazing feeling for me. I was so very proud of how far they have come this year, and I know that I am giving the new first grade teachers some AMAZING readers and writers!!
If you're interested in using this Kindergarten Memory Book with your littles this year, or if you just want to pick up a copy to use with your littles next year, just click on the link to hop over to my TPT store and pick up a copy for yourself!!
Tomorrow is my very last day with my kinders. I am going to enjoy them as much as possible tomorrow while cleaning and packing up the classroom. If tomorrow's your last day with your kiddos, have a great summer vacation!! (If you still have a few weeks left, feel free to laugh at me while I am starting school WAY earlier than you!!) :-)