It’s May and around here that means we are staring down the start of summer!!! With a fifth grader in the house, it seems like we have something fun every day from here on out. This is such a fun and special time of the year – I mean these kids have been together for six years now! I’m in the throes of planning our own little celebrations and things and wanted to share a few links…
We’ve already finished up standardized tests here, but I figure some of you might still have those going on. You can find a free printable file of tags and treat ideas in this post.
I’ve been a busy bee creating end of the school year teacher gifts – both TO and FROM teachers!!!! They come wrapped in cello and ready to give! I print on Saturdays and ship out the follow Friday (so… orders placed by May 13 SHIP May 19, for example). As a special for blog readers, I will add a free unpersonalized matching pen to every notepad, notecard and notebook order. Just mention “BLOG READER” in the notes to seller box at checkout! DIXIE DELIGHTS SHOP
My boys love to give their school friends a little “welcome to summer” type treat at the end of the school year. I scout the dollar store for something to give and then create a tag to go with it. In past years I’ve shared the Hope Your Summer is a Scream tags on ice cream shaped bubbles, Have a Ball this Summer with a pool ball, and Have a Sweet Summer with candy. These tags are all available and ready to ship in the shop! DIXIE DELIGHTS SHOP
Last Day of School Pics
We start our first days and our last days the same. With the requisite picture commemorating the day. I found these signs as a free printable, but I see all sorts of darling ideas out there that my friends and fellow bloggers use.
Walk of Fame
My number one favorite thing we do each year is the Walk of Fame. It’s not elaborate or expensive, but it makes me happier, prouder and more excited than any of the others. I line the driveway with signs touting their accomplishments, both in and out of the classroom, from the past year. I’ve already started lists for this year’s signs. <3
We kick off summer each year with some sort of a “special snack” on the last day. Last year it was all inspired by a watermelon, but you can find links to other ideas on my Celebrate tab! This year I think I’m going to do Coke floats :-)
That just about sums things up. I went in last week and had my very last school lunch with this big kid. We are so ready for middle school in so many ways, but I am so unprepared in just as many different ways. <3
Of course, I had to dine with this one too!
And, for the next few weeks I’ll be soaking up this site. With the bus stop right at the end of our driveway, I’ve watched these two, and the EIGHT other boys at our stop play basketball each and every morning as they wait on the bus. John will leave much later next year so it’s kind of bittersweet.
On a different note, the winner of my Ex Voto Vintage Bracelet Giveaway came from Instagram this time and is fnbinstagram. Please email me with your mailing info! Thank you ALL so much for sharing your favorite Mother’s Day memories. Y’all made me laugh, cry and smile and every time a new one came in I couldn’t wait to stop and read it.
With that, I’ve got to kick the first communion prep into high gear!! Elsa ate TEN of my mini croissants for Saturday morning. And then she burped in my face. True story.
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