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End of the Year Student Gifts & Gift Tags

end of the school year student gifts

This post has been updated for 2017 and now includes 15+ ideas!

Recently I was asked for end of the year student gift ideas.  I went back through my files and found the templates for the student gifts / end of the year celebration favors that I have given out over the years.  I decided to put them all in one blog post to share with you and make them easily available for anyone who may need them.  Each idea has a printable tag. […] Read more about this blog post

End of the Year Bulletin Boards & Craftivities with Writing Prompts

End of the year bulletin board and craft

This post contains my favorite end of the school year craftivities and bulletin board displays that I have used over the years[…] Read more about this blog post

featured blog posts for Lessons for Little Ones by Tina O'Block

Water Cycle, Rain Cycle Science Experiments and Craftivity

3 Simple Water Cycle, Rain Cycle Experiments

April is the perfect month to teach students about the water cycle and what makes rain.  Here are 3 of my favorite water cycle experiments and craftivity.  These science experiments are simple to set up and use common household items. The water cycle wheel craftivity gives students a visual representation of the stages of the water cycle and how they repeat over and over again. […]  Read more about this blog post

Student Gift Ideas & Gift Tags for Testing, Motivation

student gifts, student gift tags that reward, encourage, & motivate students

Throughout the school year I like to surprise students with a little something extra special to recognize their hard work and effort, improved behavior, achievement of a milestone like learning all of their sight words or numbers to 100, or to celebrate the completion of a big project on which they worked very hard or […]  Read more about this blog post

Preschool, Pre-K, Pre-Kindergarten Diplomas, Certificates, Graduation Invitations

Preschool Diplomas

These editable diplomas were created to save teachers and schools money and time. The end of the school year is always so hectic and having to order diplomas and worrying about how many packs to purchase or if they were in stock was always a headache. With […] Read more about this blog post

Kindergarten Diplomas, Certificates, Graduation Invitations

kindergarten diplomas & graduation invitations

These editable kindergarten diplomas were created to save teachers and schools money and time. The end of the school year is always so hectic and having to order diplomas and worrying about how many packs to purchase or if they were in […] Read more about this blog post

Editable Diplomas for Grades 1-6, Elementary School Diplomas, Graduation & End of the School Year Announcements

elementary school diplomas & graduation invitations

These editable diplomas were created to save teachers and schools money and time. The end of the school year is always so hectic and having to order diplomas and worrying about how many packs to purchase or […] Read more about this blog post

Christian, Religious Diplomas for Preschool, Kindergarten, & Grade 1 – Grade 6

Christian, religious diplomas for preschool - grade 6
Teaching in a Christian school I found it very hard to find diplomas for my kindergarten graduation ceremony that were both religious and educational in nature; therefore, I decided to create digital diplomas on my own that had both school related clip art as well as Christian clip art.  I knew that putting the time […] Read more about this blog post

Grinning Graduates Graduation Bulletin Board

Grinning Graduates Graduation Bulletin Board

Grinning Graduates End of the School Year Graduation Bulletin Board I have been doing this end of the school year display for many, many years and it always turns out adorable!  I have done it with both my pre-k and kindergarten classes.  It is the perfect “build up” to graduation. The patterns needed are available […]  Read more about this blog post

End of the Year Bulletin Board, Pattern – We Had an “Un-bee-lievable” Year!

We Had an

We Had an “Un-bee-lievable” Year Classroom Display & Pattern
This cute, bee-themed bulletin board / classroom display will get your students “buzzing” about their favorite memories and accomplishments of the school year. Prior to making our bees I wrote “I liked” across the top of an anchor chart and “I learned” across the top of another […] Read more about this blog post

Donuts with Dad Craft (Father’s Day Gift)

Donuts for Dads crafts Father's Day gift

Student-Made Gifts for Your Donuts with Dad Celebration or Father’s Day

Donuts for Dads is a celebration that my students always anticipate.  It is a special morning that includes a visit from their dad, uncle, grandpa, brother, guardian, etc. and the students get to have a special treat of doughnuts with them in the cafeteria […]  Read more about this blog post

Motivational & Fun Addition & Subtraction Practice

addition and subtraction equation boards

After working on addition and subtraction with manipulatives, math talks & stories, I needed to find a fun way for students to practice fluency to meet the core standards.  As we all know, for them to become fluent means practice, practice, and more practice! So I didn’t want to just have one or two ways […] Read more about this blog post

How I Motivated Students to Learn Their Alphabet Letters

brag tags for each letter of the alphabet

Let’s face it, learning 26 letters and their sounds can be a daunting task for young children.  Even though at 4-6 years old they are in the middle of a language explosion and their minds are like sponges, it is still a lot to learn and process.  This is why I love to reward and […]  Read more about this blog post

Fun Alphabet and Handwriting Practice

 

Fun Alphabet and Handwriting Ideas

I wanted to share with you today some favorite and fun ideas for teaching the letters of the alphabet and handwriting. Over the years teaching the alphabet has changed quite a lot due to the increase in standards. However, the fact that young children can get overwhelmed with learning both the uppercase and lowercase version […]  Read more about this blog post