1. This is the moment I have been waiting for ALL YEAR! My End of the Year gift to my kiddos... I created a DVD. And yes, I used your typical song that everyone else probably used on theirs, "You've Got A Friend In Me" from Toy Story. But I don't care because it's such an awesome song! The best slideshow to use for these is the scrapbook option that comes on Mac computers. I love it because it shows several pictures at once, so I can put a TON of pictures in it, without it being too long. My DVD was only 7 minutes, but every kid was in it at least 15 or so times, probably more than that! I'm good about taking pictures all year long, so I got everything in there (first day, writers workshop, daily 5, book buddies, field trips, recess, pics with me, us working on projects, us being silly, etc...) Here was my cover:
2. Here is the End of The Year gift I gave my team. One of my teammates found this at The First Grade Parade so I decided to take it upon myself to try it out because I
am a natural artist wish I were an artist! (Don't tell my kids I'm not because I lie to them and tell them I am...it's the only time it's ok to lie!) It was very cheap! The pots were $1.29 each and the paints were $0.69 each.
3. My End of the Year Gift to my room mom was similar to the one I gave my team. Kecia found Cara Carroll's pots, so we decided we would paint our Room Moms each a pot. Maria is extremely artistic, so she helped make she fancy designs around the letters. (After doing this I decided to make them each one, the ones I showed above.) Here are a few of our pots.
5)This made me laugh....