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End Of The Year: Celebrations And Packing Up!

MAY 2013 — This issue of Classroom Connection offers teacher-tested tips for creating memorable commencement events and last day of school activities. It also features organizational and storage ideas to simplify dismantling your classroom. Consider including your students to help you pack and prepare classroom items for the next school year!


Graduation Commemorations
A Tasty Photo-Finish
Idea by Kim, Pre-K Teacher, Port Orange, FL
For our graduation, we invite all our families to attend a potluck meal at a local park. Each family brings a covered dish and the school...
Organizing Journals & Folders
Pick-a-Pocket Folder
Idea by Farrah, Kindergarten Teacher, Nanuet, NY
I organize my folders according to alphabet letters, numbers or themes. I also color-code my entire collection of folders (one color for...

Organizing Class Library Books
Literacy Totes
Idea by Heidi, Pre-K Teacher, American Canyon, CA
For me, the best way to store my class library is with the help of plastic tote bags. I designate a plastic book tote for each month of the year and...
Organizing Supplies & Manipulatives
Students Transition While They Work
Idea by Caitlyn, Kindergarten Teacher, University Place, WA
At the end of the school year, we conduct a "26 Day Countdown" to the last day of school whereby we celebrate one letter/theme for...
Graduation Commemorations
Oh, The Places They’ll Go
Idea by Adrienne, Kindergarten Teacher, East Helena, MT
For graduation I read Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. It is so appropriate and the parents love to hear it during the celebration. I insert the kids’ names at the...

Organizing Journals & Folders
Get a Head Start on Organization
Idea by Michelle, 5th Grade Teacher, Nitro, WV
Don't wait until next school year to spend hours trying to become an organized teacher. With a bit of planning, you can close up your room in such a way that when you begin...

Organizing Supplies & Manipulatives
A Stackable Solution
Idea by Marie, 1st Grade Teacher, Lago Vista, TX
At the end of the year, I store my math manipulatives in clear plastic "shoe boxes" similar to the Stackable Storage Tubs With Locking Lids from Really Good Stuff®. The boxes or...

Graduation Commemorations
Wrapping Up a Year’s Worth of Learning
Class Letters
Fluttering Off
A T-riffic Send Off
A Fresh, New Review
  Organizing Class Library Books
Big Idea for a Small Book Collection
Magazine File Box Storage

Organizing Supplies & Manipulatives
Storage Solution for Larger Items
Lifesaver Start-Up Box

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