We're Done!

It's officially summer break!  It's Monday morning and I am not at work.  I got up early this morning, went on a run, watched the morning show, and drank coffee.  Pure joy!
I just wanted to do a quick update of how our school year ended.  Many of these pictures have been posted on my Facebook page or Instagram. 
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The last week of school almost always involves very little sleep and lots of Walmart trips.  Please tell me that I'm not alone in this!
I spent two evenings ironing our end of the year t-shirts. {This is included in my End of Year packet.}
On the last day of school, I let the students go around and sign each other's shirts.

I also put the character pinwheels along our sidewalk that morning.  I blogged about these here.  They looked so colorful and were a great way to brighten up the sidewalk.  It was REALLY windy though and some of them started to blow away.  I took them down before lunch so I didn't have to chase any into the street.
We also completed Cara's Memory Book. 
I loved what she wrote for #5.  She is right too...she can definitely read fast like a cheetah!
On the last day, we had a classroom award ceremony.  We used Melissa's Candy Bar Awards.
They were SO cute and easy!
Here are some of my firsties walking the red carpet to receive their award and character pinwheel.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I will miss this class!  I had some amazing kiddos!!!
But, now I'm packed up and ready to enjoy summer.


  1. Your last day of school looked awesome! I'm sure the kids will miss you just like you miss them! Have a great summer break!
    -Lovely Nina

    Lovely Little Learners

  2. Looks like you all had a great end of the year. I love those tshirts. I'm going to have to remember that for next year! Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories with us!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  3. Looks like your kids enjoyed their last week of school!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  4. LOVE the red carpet celebration!! Enjoy your summer!!!

  5. Hi Jodi! Yeah, summer! Looks like you had a great end of the year. I'm definitely having an awards ceremony next year!

    Teaching Little Miracles

    P.S. I went on a jog this morning too...only I had the coffee first. Bad idea. LOL!

  6. Happy summer break to you! Watching the morning show is one of my most favorite things to do when I am not at work. The red carpet looks like so much fun!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  7. What a great ending to your year! Happy summer :)
    Fun in Room 4B

  8. I'm going to have to try the red carpet next year, I think my kids would really ham it up.

    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  9. I made the pinwheels for my class. My parents and kids loved them - I gave you the credeit!!! I told them you helped me with lots of great ideas!!!!

  10. CUTE! Following as @joybellejewelry on IG!


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