Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hashtag Memory Book for Teachers


I hope you're all enjoying your summer so far and bless you
if you're still teaching!  If you are, I'm sure you're knee deep
into memory books, awards,  making thank you gifts for
your volunteers, and keepsakes and gifts for your kids.

You may even be struggling a bit to keep your kiddos engaged
and behavior to a minimum now that you've used all the tricks
up your sleeve and taught all your curriculum!

Here's a little something we did the last week of school to
add to your bag of tricks!  This earned me some serious 
street cred with my kids along with the title of  
"cool teacher"!

Hashtag Memory Book for Teachers

But the best part is that I ended up with a 
memory book of my own!

How to make a hashtag memory book for the teacher!

After posting all of last year's #fluencyfun I received
several emails asking if the templates I used were available.
And now they are! I've prettied it up and put together 
this little kit with an editable PowerPoint file and 
step-by-step directions for you 
to make your own hashtag memory book.

How to make a hashtag memory book for the teacher!

How to make a hashtag memory book for the teacher!
And don't forget to hold a Hashtag Hop!

How to make a hashtag memory book for the teacher! Have a Hashtag Hop!
My class LOVED this!  The excitement and giggles, and 
"Look there's me!" and " Remember that?" were priceless!

How to make a hashtag memory book for the teacher! Have a Hashtag Hop!

Like I said, serious street cred.

How to make a hashtag memory book for the teacher.

Here's a little peek at all the pieces.

Hashtag Memory Book for Teachers
You can grab it here in my TPT shop!

Hashtag Memory Book for Teachers

Well that's it for this cool teacher.  If only I'd known 
it was that easy! 

For those still teaching, #hanginthere  #becool  and 
#havesomefunwithyourkiddos!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

The last days of school are still just around the corner for some so
I thought I'd share how I made the end of the year both meaningful 
and memorable, but most of all FUN with these
10 ways to give your students a Superhero send-off!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Hold An Award Ceremony
Send off your superheroes in style by holding a ceremony to
to close out the year and send them soaring into the next grade!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!


Acknowledge Your Superheroes
Acknowledge your students and all their hard work by presenting them
with these unique superpower awards.

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!


10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Choose from 32 color or black and white awards in both boy and girl styles.
The included planning pages and clickable table of contents make planning,
printing, and presenting a snap!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!
Make Memories With A Photo Booth
My class went ga-ga over our Gotham City photo booth
They all took turns getting their picture taken individually
and with their friends! Use this photo booth kit along with some 
black butcher paper to make a simple city with construction paper windows.

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Wear Capes!
Cut plastic table cloths from the dollar store in half 
so your superheroes can wear a cape!


Send Home A Keepsake Card
I used these editable keepsake cards to commemorate the day
and share it with parents and to also include a 
special message from me to each of my superheroes.

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Use the red signs for a first day of school photo or the blue signs for
a last day photo.

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!
Make the Memories Last
Use these superhero themed memory books for grades K-1 or grades 2-3
for students to write about the highlights of their year and describe
their learning superpowers as well as the power of their words, friendship, 
laughter, kindness, and respect.
10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!


10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Reflect On Accomplishments
Use this superhero mask and shield booklet for K-1 students to reflect on their 
accomplishments and write about how they developed their
learning superpowers!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Or make these superhero boys and girls to display your students' writing 
about the accomplishment they are most proud of.  The chest is a booklet  
that opens where students write about how they developed this superpower!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Bestow Brag Tags
Shout out your students by making necklaces, bracelets, 
or decorating backpacks with these superhero brag tags.

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Celebrate!
Toast the end of another successful year with these 

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Present your superheroes with these fun trophies as you 
give them their awards.

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Remind Them to Read
Pass out superhero bookmarks to remind your students 
to read over the summer!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Show Your Appreciation
Show your appreciation to office staff, teachers, and parent volunteers  
for all of their help and support of your class!

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!

Say Thank You!
Say thank you from your class with these editable thank you cards!
Use the included THANK YOU lettering to take a fun class photo
then edit with your info to personalize your cards! 

10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!


10 Ways To Give Your Students A Superhero Send-Off!



Rest, relax, and recharge this summer 
knowing you gave your students a send-off to remember!  
Cheers to you all, my teacher friends!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cheers to My Class! Our Last Week In Second Grade!


As the excitement to be third graders began to build, so did the 
nervousness for my class.  I wanted our last week together 
to be a special one, to strengthen their confidence, and give 
my second graders a special send-off they'd never forget!

Superhero award ceremony
Admittedly, I planned a busy week for us on top of 
an already busy week, but I managed to pull it off 
and my class loved every second of it!

We worked on and off all week on our memory books
in between end of the year events and festivities.
Superhero memory books and trophies

Superhero memory book



Superhero memory book

Superhero memory book

 Not only did my kiddos write about the highlights of our year
in their memory books but also the power of our words,
kindness, laughter, friendship and respect.

Superhero memory books

Superhero memory books
We made thank you cards and special awards for all of our 
parent helpers, office staff, and specials teachers. 

Superhero EDITABLE class thank you card

We even delivered them wearing our capes!

Superhero school secretary award

I made these gifts to thank our volunteers. 
They were always just the JOLT we needed 
and we couldn't have done without their superpowers!

Superhero volunteer gifts
Superhero volunteer gifts

I received lots of  wonderful cards and 
precious treasures myself, too.


Door Capes for Superhero Theme Teacher Appreciation Week
"Girlfriend, you are the best."

I love the sassy ones! They always give me a run for my 
money, but it's them I miss the most!

During the week we talked about all we had accomplished 
and I gushed about how proud I was of them all.
We made these super hero boys and girls and wrote 
all about our goals, accomplishments, and how we
developed our learning superpowers.

Superhero writing craft

Superhero writing craft

Superhero writing craft
I gave each of my superheroes some special gifts.

Super Hero end of year student gifts

By Wednesday, it was time for our award ceremony!

Super Hero Award Ceremony

Super Hero Award Ceremony

I made special Super Hero Awards for 
each of my students and pulled out my fake microphone.
My class knows when I pull out the microphone something 
BIG is about to happen! One of my sweeties said, 
"This is like the kid Oscars!"  
"You bet!" I said. (Mission accomplished)

Super Hero Awards
Each of my superheroes was given one of
 these brag tags and I dramatically placed one around 
everybody's neck as they accepted their award.  

Super Hero brag tag student gifts


Super Hero Award Ceremony

On our second to last day I surprised
 my students with this when they came in.
Everybody took turns taking last day pictures 
by themselves and with their friends.

Super Hero Last Day Photo Booth

Our last day of second grade had finally arrived. 
 I gave each student a last day keepsake card 
with a special message inside.

Super Hero Last Day Keepsake Cards
Now, I know this isn't a realistic life lesson,
but in my room, with my class, on our last day of second grade,

Super Hero water bottle trophies

everybody wins.

Super Hero Award Ceremony with water bottle trophies

And everybody gets a trophy.

Water Bottle Trophies

Super Hero Award Ceremony with Water Bottle Trophies

Happy summer teacher friends! I hope it's a time for you
to rest, relax, and recharge!