Saturday, June 14, 2014

Last Day of School AND Following Free Font Friday

It's the weekend!!  I had totally meant to post this yesterday, but time just seemed to get away from me!!  Yesterday was my last day with my kinders, and I must admit that I choked up a few times today!  :-)  It was amazing to watch them learn and grow this year, and I know that some of them have made friends for life!!  Each one of my Dragons had such a unique style and personality, and I will miss each of them!!

My littles got to help me begin the room pack-up process.  I am going to cover my bulletin boards to protect them when the walls are washed, so I had them draw and write on white bulletin board paper today.  This took up over an hour of time with them completely engaged (which surprised me).  They were very excited that they would get to do this with no shoes on, since our countdown envelope today was "Shoe Break"!!

Remember that I'm using Jennie's from JD's Rockin' Readers AWESOME freebie, The Final Countdown?  {If you didn't get a chance to snag it before you were done for the year, click on the pic below to grab one to use for next year!!!)

My kinders LOVED getting to choose an envelope each day...and I managed to 'facilimanipulate' their last day choice to be the 'shoes off' one, since were weren't really doing anything that involved us having to leave the classroom.

Here's a pic of the blank bulletin board paper I had my kinders decorate for me...and on Monday I'll take pics of my covered boards so you can see their finished products!!  :-)

They worked really well together, and it was a great activity for them to participate in on the last day of school.  Added bonus, it did not cost me anything in either money or time, because they were doing all of the work!  Plus, I now have covers for my bulletin boards so that I don't have to take them down and they'll be ready for next year.  BONUS!!!

Something else I wanted to make sure to mention happened yesterday.  It was Week 2 of Free Font FRIDAY!!!

Remember my last Friday post explaining all about the awesome that is happening over at The Teaching Tribune every Friday, that the wonderful Mel from Graphics from the Pond participates in??  I was able to get another FABULOUS FREE FONT from Mel to add to my collection!!!

Don't you just LOVE her creations??!!  I know I do!!!!!  I am so very grateful that she has shared her hard work and creativity in such a wonderful way!!

Oh, and guess what??  When I hopped on over to The Teaching Tribune to continue with my Free Font Friday experience, there was a guest post from Stef over at Miss Galvin Learns.  She has a super-cute free font she created just for the Free Font Friday hop!!

You should also hop on over to Stef's blog and snap up her newest offer!!  For a short time, she is offering her MGL Exclusive Font Pack for just $5!!!  This awesome pack already has over 20 exclusive fonts, and as Stef adds more you can update the pack at NO EXTRA CHARGE!!!  You can also buy the pack at any time, however the price will go up as she adds more of her fonts so grab a copy soon at the perfect steal of $5!!!  I just now grabbed a copy for myself and I can't wait to start creating!!  :-)  Just follow the button below to go to her blog and check it out for yourself!!

Please make sure to head back to The Teaching Tribune to check out all of the other AMAZING folks who have linked up for Free Font Friday.  There are some truly great freebies and ideas being shared, so please make sure to check it out!!  I'm so grateful to be snagging up such great freebies and deals this weekend, that it has inspired me to do a little creating and offer up a few deals and freebies this week!!  :-) {click the link above or the pic below to take you back to the linky}


  1. Wow, thanks so much for the shout-out on your blog, Erin! I'm so pleased that you enjoy the fonts!

    I've just added another 11 fonts to the pack, so when you get a chance, download the revised file!

    Thanks again!

    Miss Galvin Learns

  2. Thank YOU for having such an awesome deal!! I can NEVER get enough fonts!! I am going to enjoy using them in my creations!! Thank you even more for stopping by my little blog and leaving such a great comment!! :-)