May 16, 2012

So long little first graders…


Tomorrow is our last day of school this year!

I can not believe that another year has gone by. This was my 12th year to teach.. and I do believe it went by quicker than any other year. I feel like we just started!


As an end of the year gift I am giving my students a framed picture of our class from a few weeks ago.. I got them printed in a 5x7 size and bought frames.


I wrapped them in simple brown paper sacks and printed a label for each one.


Nothing fancy.. but I always give my students some kind of picture to keep as a gift. I have done little albums but I hate to admit that I have slacked on my picture taking this year…

I really like this group picture so I hope they will keep it and remember their first grade year!


I am linking up with Courtney at Swimming Into Second

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  1. What a sweet gift idea. I'm sure they will always cherish it. Thanks for the Pete the Cat unit from Mrs. Nelson's giveaway! I absolutely adore it!

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  2. I love it. That picture looks too cute. I cannot believe this year has gone by so quickly. We still have 22 more days at my school and I am dying. I still have much to do... Yikes!!! Congratulations an completing another successful year. Have a fantastic summer!!! I hope you will still post some fantastic ideas throughout the summer... after you take time to relax, of course!

  3. Adorable! Where do you get the frames? I did this for my class my first year of teaching (it was a picture of me and the individual child vs. a picture of the whole class) and I found frames in the $1 spot at Target! Score. But I have 26 babies this year, so we may have to find something different, ha!

  4. Cute idea Kacey! You should link this up to my "End of the Year Gift" linky party.

  5. What a great gift idea! You always seem to make everything look so special:) Even the wrapping paper and label are cute.
    Thanks for sharing! I love your blog!

  6. I love the pictures!! I bet your kids will enjoy them!!

  7. I love sweet. I love simple. Put the two together and you've reached perfection!!!!

    Where did you get your frames? How much?

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  8. thats is such a cute and thoughtful gift idea! love it!

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  9. Such a sweet idea! I just found your blog and am your newest follower! I am a new blogger, so check me out when you get the chance.


  10. This is a sweet gift. I really like the casual picture of the class.
    First Class Teacher

  11. It's nice to see teacher that take the time to appreciate their students and the school year. We featured your end of the year student gift @ theclassroomcreative. It posts tomorrow. Thanks, Karen & Nicolette

  12. I love this idea and did something similar last year. I agree... where did you get the frames?

    Adventures in Kindergarten

  13. I love this picture frame gift idea. What a treasure!