End of year gift idea

I’ve been reading lots of blogs written by teachers in the States who are all excited about the end of the school year approaching! It’s such a busy time of year – especially if you have to pack up your classroom! It also got me thinking about an end of year gift idea I thought I’d share.

Feeling all the feels!

The end of the year can be a very sad time of year. You have worked so closely with the same group of children all year and I’m not sure about you, but I know I become very attached to my little ones. I think I have cried on the last day of school every single year I’ve taught!

my fave End of year gift idea!

Reading all these posts reminded me of the end of last year and the end of year gift idea I came up with for my wonderful teaching assistants. They did sooooo much to help me and the children in the classroom and we were all like a little family.

I wanted to make them something special from the kids, so I arranged for them to swap with another teacher aide for the morning so it could be a surprise…

The children each came up with a reason why each of our teacher aides were special.


Here are some of the things the children write inside…..

You help us and Miss Jacobs to learn. (This is my favourite one! haha)

You help me go on Reading Eggs when I do a mistake.

You help me do my work. That is why I love you Danielle.

You clean the tables and make them shiny for us.

You are good at writing.

Aren’t they just adorable!!! If you would like to use this FREE template for an end of year gift idea, I have uploaded it for you here. :)


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