You are exhausted and so are your students! Are you looking for super EASY end of the year class gift ideas that will not break the bank? This school year has definitely taken its toll on everyone so let’s finish the year strong and prepare to relax this summer!
Both of my twin daughters are student-teaching this semester and with Covid, they have had to make many adaptations. There were parts of the semester that dragged on but now they both agree it is flying by to the end. Now it is time to celebrate so many accomplishments!
Presents for the Class
Catherine was in a fourth-grade classroom and had three classes that rotated each day. She wanted to get each student a gift for the end-of-the-year, but that was 55 students. So, when she called and asked what was an idea for gifts for students from teachers for end of the year, I instantly told her to go to the Dollar Store.
There are so many end of the year class gift ideas from the Dollar Store and with the help of Pinterest, we came up with a cutie! She bought 55 beachballs (uninflated) and made a cute little note to tape to each one! We decided on, “Have a BALL this Summer!” and printed the tags in color, then taped one to each ball! They turned out super cute!! Super easy and affordable when you are buying in bulk.
End of The Year Gift Tags for Students
As a THANK YOU for all you do in your classroom, I have included a freebie to help make your life easier. Click here for the free download. All you would need to do is sign your name! I hope you enjoy the Thank you tags with your kiddos!
She also found cute bug catchers and bubbles that would also be fun for this age. I am always amazed at what all you can find at the Dollar Store. It is definitely not high quality, but for the classroom, it is definitely worth the price!
I will often buy fillers for Easter baskets (deck of card, word searches, and silly games) and Christmas stockings (hairbrushes, kitchen gadgets, and Christmas socks). When we recently bought a new camper, I bought lots of supplies to stock kitchen (kitchen gadgets, baskets, and Rubbermaid containers).
Almost every year I think I have bought new storage containers for my classroom in my new colors. I did not change my theme every year, but I typically added a new color and replaced an old one. It was fun and very cost-effective! They always stocked posters and other classroom supplies that were cute and cheap enough ($1.00) to not break the bank!
The Dollar Store is my happy place! They are not always stocked and typically do not restock items so if you see something you like, grab it! It probably will not be there when you return!
End Of The Year Fun Activities
I hope you FINISH STRONG and have a great summer. I have created an End-of-the-Year e-book to teach you easy strategies so you can finish strong! It includes 24 different AWARDS for you to CELEBRATE YOUR STUDENTS and give them something meaningful on Honors Day (or Virtually). Click here to learn how you can finish on top of this school year!