Sunday, May 24, 2015

End of the Year Awards Ceremony

End of the Year Awards Ceremony

This year was our 3rd year for our end of the year awards ceremony. I have to say this year was the BEST yet! 

End of the Year Awards Ceremony

We are lucky enough to have a brand new beautiful school. We also have a gorgeous stage that our staff signs up for. I had big plans at the end of last year to do plays, have a mother's day tea, etc. Well...the year just slipped away. 
I had to get these first graders on this beautiful stage! They did have a performance for the first time this year that was produced by our music teacher. They did awesome! They loved the stage! 


End of the Year Awards Ceremony

If you follow me on IG then you know I have an obsession with black and gold right now. When I am going through a phase it spreads to every part of my life. I had a vision of what I wanted it to look like. I will leave all the links at the end of this blog post for everything I purchased.


End of the Year Awards Ceremony

Decorations everywhere!


End of the Year Awards Ceremony

The lights above are called "fairy lights". I originally purchased these for my dressing room. I am in the process of redecorating and these lights are going around my make-up table. Guess what colors I'm going with? 
This year I chose to use neon colored card stock instead of printing out in color. I did print out all the candy bar awards in color. I also gave each student two different awards. I made the candy bar award more "fun" and the full page award was more serious. 


End of the Year Awards Ceremony

I started out the ceremony by reading something Miss DeCarbo posted on IG and I was bawling up there. The kids were SILENT. I was a serious HOT.MESS. Seriously.... it was hot up there and I had no control of the thermostat...gah! I had to retype what Christina posted so it matched my post..I know I have issues.
I told my co-workers later on that I made up half the things I said because after crying so hard I couldn't even read it. I was going off memory...lol. I also sold several products so I was getting TPT notifications as well...classic!

End of the Year Awards Ceremony
End of the Year Awards Ceremony
End of the Year Awards Ceremony
The sign on the bottom left was made by yours truly so I can't leave a link to that. I was super proud of what started out as a piece of cardboard. My students absolutely LOVE getting their picture taken...especially with props!


End of the Year Awards Ceremony

I had some wonderful volunteers taking pics. I even had a mom bring in a Polaroid camera and make these for the kids. They were amazed by these instant pics! 
End of the Year Awards Ceremony
 I made most of the props by just enlarging graphics and adding text over the graphics.
End of the Year Awards Ceremony

End of the Year Awards Ceremony

End of the Year Awards Ceremony
 After the award ceremony we had three stations set up. I was in charge of the photo booth...that MIGHT be why there was 1000 props available. 
We also had our wonderful new teacher below in charge of "freeze dance".
End of the Year Awards Ceremony

By far, the most popular station was the GONOODLE station below. The kids went all Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs over this on the big screen!
End of the Year Awards Ceremony
I hope I gave you loads of ideas for your awards ceremony. The links for everything are below.

Read all about my updated END OF THE YEAR AWARDS here! Purchase them HERE! I am proud to say my awards were #3 last week on TPT! THAT.IS.HUGE! 
End of the Year Awards Ceremony


Sunday, May 3, 2015

End of the Year Awards-Updated!

End of the Year Awards


I created these awards three years ago and every year they keep getting better. With each classroom comes different students with unique personalities. Any of your students could fit any of these awards. Well, this year I created even more! I don't think there could possibly be a student that doesn't fit one of these awards! 
I ended up adding 35 BRAND NEW AWARDS!!!! 



+++I added voting slips and various award tracker sheets to help with your organization. +++ 

Here is an excerpt from a blog post last year about these awards BEFORE they were updated.

"Holy Mama! I had no idea what a hit these awards were going to be for my students and all of you. I was pleasantly surprised when I went browsing on TPT this morning & saw this product of mine was in the top 5! Holy Schnikey's! I about fell over! My husband just doesn't realize the feeling of being on cloud 9 over this. Not only am I filled with excitement that this product was actually purchased...I am thinking about all those little nuggets that will be getting these awards all over the world. 
That my friends made my entire school year! 
Thank you!" 

Even though this took me days to update (I work like a turtle), I kept it the same price! I added over 100+ pages so now this product is a total of 322 pages! In honor of Teacher Appreciation, I kept it for the same price, $6.

End of the Year Red Carpet Awards


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Awards-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Full-Page-Awards-709199



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Awards-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Full-Page-Awards-709199

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Awards-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Full-Page-Awards-709199

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Awards-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Full-Page-Awards-709199

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Awards-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Full-Page-Awards-709199

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Awards-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Full-Page-Awards-709199
If you did not see our end of the year peace themed party a few years ago, please check it out HERE. 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Awards-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Full-Page-Awards-709199
I set up a podium, purchased a red carpet & wrote their names on yellow stars. It looked so adorable! You should have seen how sassy they were strutting down that red carpet! You can purchase the red carpet here.  The red carpet idea was inspired by friend Reagan over at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Awards-Candy-Bar-Wrappers-Full-Page-Awards-709199
This picture is from last year. I did not get any pictures of me or my class. I did take some of Stacey from Teaching Ever After and her class. 

If you'd like the chance to win these awards...please leave your email in the comments & show me some comment love! Have a wonderful end of the year!  

18 days...........I CAN DO THIS!