an era just ended.
or just a school year.
whatever. i'm not dramatic.
here are some highlights:
i have the students sit in a circle and write kind things about each other, passing papers in a circle. so, so sweet! then, i put them on construction paper and use as part of our "Mrs. Ebright Awards."
(Mrs. Ebright awards is when all the parents/grandparents/siblings come and I give awards and gifts to each student to celebrate the school year!)
pillows, blankets, food, and movies... talk about loving life at school!
a fun gift idea:
i give a gift that has a poem i wrote (i love cheesy poems) along with this:
A hershey kiss to remember you're loved,
Smarties to remember how much of a smarty you are,
A pencil to remember there's always more to learn,
An eraser to remember that it's okay to make mistakes,
And a penny to remember good sense.
I put all the stuff in a bag, attach the poem and this little saying... along with a framed picture of me with each student and a note written on the back of a frame! it's a great little first grade memory :)