Today was my last day of school with my lovely children. It's been a terrific year, full of learning gains and unforgettable memories. After 5 years in the same classroom, I had to pack up 20 years of teaching materials and prepare them for a big move to the opposite end of the school. Needless to say, I have been at it for 2 weeks. Thankfully, I had lots of fun activities planned for my students. They were able to work independently, as I purged and packed.
My kindergartners completed a book a day, from my Writing Activities for Young Learners Part 2 Pack. Here are some pictures from one of the books.
They also made some creative labeling sheets from my Writing Station Activities for Young Learners Part 1 Pack.
My first and second graders interviewed each other for The Good Year Gazette: Farewell Edition.
My first graders really enjoyed completing all of the Break the Codes from my end of the year pack. I introduced some Whole Brain Teaching techniques a few months ago and I was glad to see that it had an impact on them.
The student above, chose to go a different route! Truth be told, I am really clumsy, and I guess I say it more often than I thought!
I leave you with a great packing tip. This is something I've been doing for years and it always attracts a lot of attention.
I cover my furniture with old tablecloths! You can get them very inexpensive at the end of a season or holiday. In the above pictures, I have Christmas, Hanukkah, and Spring, very well represented! The tablecloths are durable, reusable, and easily attainable. Try it!