Friday, June 22, 2012

Last Day of School - Hooray!

Let me tell you - I am SOOO sleeping in tomorrow morning!!  For the last week, I've been up at all hours of the night entering grades for report cards, finishing the reflection for my APPR (Annual Professional Performance Review), and creating/framing the personalized Wordle gifts for my 50 students.  But...they came out PERFECT!  So a little lost sleep was well worth the smiles on their faces.

Take a look!

 


It was lots of fun experimenting with different fonts, layouts, and colors to create a look unique to each student.  (If you haven't seen it before, you can check the full directions and a free guide to download on my previous post right here.

Okay - now off to do something mindless - watch an episode of True Blood and have a little Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy ice cream.......  Hello Summer!

10 comments:

  1. I adore your end of the year gifts! Those turned out so cute with the frames. Amazing! I am putting that on my list of to-dos for next year. Also, pinning so I don't forget. :)

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief
    Fiction Friday: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

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  2. Thanks, Amanda! They were showing all their other teachers and were so proud that afternoon. I hope it can be something positive to look back on.

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  3. Hi Corrina - I'm already a follower but I am also giving you the Lovely Blog Award. Your blog is so sweet. You can head on over to my blog to pick it up.

    http://thegroovyteacher.blogspot.ca/2012/06/one-lovely-blog-award.html

    Leslie:)

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  4. Ok...LOVE THESE!! How did I not know about this yet! Thank you for brining it to my attention. Now, this may be a silly question, but how do you make the students name the largest and the rest smaller?! thanks :)

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    1. Thanks!! When you type it into Wordle, just type their name about 6-8 times and it will make it the biggest. You have to play with it a little. You can download my complete free guide at my TpT store here:

      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-End-of-the-Year-Wordle-Student-Gift-Guide

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Corrina

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  5. I <3 Wordle! What a great (and inexpensive) gift for students. I bet the look on their faces was priceless.

    Upper Grades Are Awesome

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    1. Thanks! Wordle is great - now I'm thinking of other uses for it.....

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  6. I too did this at the end of the year in June. Instead of framing them I laminated them, the kids really liked them,

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