Teachers look forward to summer break as much as the kids, however,
don't you always stress about the decline they will make if they don't continue reading and studying?
A couple years ago I sent this little booklet home with my "soon to be 3rd graders" and encouraged them to complete them throughout the summer and then bring it back to me so that I could hug them again ;). They did and their parents expressed appreciation for a quick task for them to do during a down time.
I sent them home (the 1st year) with a beach ball to blow up and play with.
The next year they didn't have enough beach balls so I tried sunglasses.
Both were cute and appreciated!!
I soon realized that I should have ordered them online at Dollar Tree and we wouldn't have had the trouble... but the sunglasses were a hit. Click the pictures for the links to the DollarTree.com
This is a new option (have a ball this summer)...
I'm going to check it out tonight.
I'd love to hear your ideas for end of year gifts.