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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

end of school year tradition

One thing I started when Asher was in Kinder and Aiden in 1st grade was surprising them with summer gifts when they came home from school on their last day. It all started when I found these cute PB kids summer tote bags on sale. I figured I would just fill it with fun things for them.


Then the next year the morning of the last day I realized that I wanted to make this a tradition and keep it going. So I ran out and just grabbed a few fun things.


This year I knew that I wanted to do this again and I already knew what I wanted to get them. Since this is our "summer of learning" I chose Scrabble Jr and a diary for each boy. They have been wanting a diary with a key since the book fair at school but most ones you find are for girls. I found these on amazon and they were perfect!


Along with the gift I worked all day on the last day of school, redoing our homework room trying to make it the perfect space for summer learning. I found this awesome chalkboard on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Every year we make a list of fun things to do for the summer so I thought this chalkboard would be the perfect place to make our list. 


I also wanted to display it over their desk so they will remember that hard work will pay off! I put their presents on the desk and when they came home from school they were so excited about the gifts and the new working space.


More pics on the homework room and the story on it and how it came about later this week ;)

5 comments:

  1. Love the chalk board! Is that regular chalk you used to write on it? Looks almost like a chalk marker! We have chalkboards in both the girls and boys room but the chalk doesn't work all that well.

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    1. It is chalkboard markers! You have to get them...they are awesome and so easy to use. I got these at Hobby Lobby but you can order them from Amazon as well.

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  2. Oh man! I wish I would have found them at Hobby Lobby when I got my chalkboards! Yes, I need them!!! What section at Hobby Lobby?!?

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    1. I think it was by the aisle that has all the unfinished corkboards. I asked one of the employees and she led me to them.

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