Sunday, June 8, 2014

T-Minus 4 Days and Counting....

It's the last week of school! Woo hoo! I can't wait to walk out of my school on Thursday knowing for sure that I'm set for the fall and just enjoy my summer. (Thank goodness it will be NOTHING like last year's crazy grade-level shuffle!)

I finished up my report cards tonight. They aren't due until Friday but everything major was already done so I could grade them and finish my grades. No easy feat since we had a grad party Friday and our staff party yesterday! I just knew that I was not going to want to work on them during the week this week...I really want to just finish cleaning and purging in my room, setting up my organizational system for next year and not worry about grades.

I have to figure out what I'm going to do with my lil dumplins this week. For the past two years, I have done a video DVD of my kids, compiling all of the pictures I've taken over the year. Alas, I found out from four different students that a lot of the kids don't even keep them. They take me forever to make and cost about $50 total so I decided not to do them this year if they aren't going to be kept as a keepsake.

I have to decide what else I'm going to do instead of the DVD. At this point, I am all about just making it through these last four days with as little drama as possible :)

The Caffeinated Teacher


  1. Sorry, I didn't see this sooner. I ran into the same problem a couple of years ago when I was making dvd's for my students. Anyway, tuck this idea away or not for next year. I had the students write a single positive adjective describing each of their fellow classmates. I then created a word cloud for each of the students using wordle. The kids loved them and I heard several of them were going to keep them as keepsakes.

    1. One of my colleagues did this. It turned out cute :) i tried it but my kids were not very creative in their adjectives so on the last day they made their name in bubble letters and we played scoot so they could go around and write something nice. It wasn't as pretty as a wordle but it worked :)