Thursday, May 16, 2013

End of the Year Gifts and Job Charts (Two Linkies)

Today was a fun day at school.
My kids had to run the mile in P.E. and so I joined them.
I love how doing one simple activity can make their day.
I'm linking up today with Jessica and Becky for Tricks of the Trade.
The topic for this week is end of the year gifts.
Tomorrow is our annual Volunteer Luncheon at school.
The staff all pitch in and we put on a big luncheon for any parents
that volunteered during the school year.
I also like to thank a few of the parents in my class
such as the room mothers and those that helped with big projects.
LUSH is a brand I've blogged about before and it is my go-to
for end of the year gifts. 
This year I have four moms who will be getting:

Tutti Fruity 

Tutti Fruity
                Happy Hippy shower gel is packed with fresh pink grapefruit to wake you up.
Our scrubby Miranda soap is made with kiwi fruit and seeds to tone your skin.
It’s the perfect companion to perk friends up, surprise a co-worker,
or thank your pet-sitter – all the people who make your life that much brighter.
Doesn't that sound wonderful?
Each set is about $17, but the mom volunteers are worth it to me.
I'm also joining a new weekly linky from Diving Into 2nd Grade
and Hippo Hooray for Second Grade.
The rule is to share a quick tip to make life in the classroom easier.
My tip is for anyone who uses a job chart.
At the beginning of the year, I type up all the jobs on a chart.
Then I laminate the whole sheet.
Each week I clean it off and fill in the new names.
I like it because it does not take up a lot of space and
it can easily fit in with my classroom colors.
I can't wait to see the other tips.
Have a great Friday!


  1. Ooooh I like your tip! My job chart takes up probably 1/4 of my white board. It's falling apart, so I'll have to use your idea to make a new one this summer! Thanks for linking up!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  2. I love this idea! I have probably a year or two more with the job chart I have now and then I think this would be an excellent solution!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  3. I like the idea of laminating your job chart. Also, your gift idea is super cute and fun. I can never get enough scented soap and body products.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Compassionate Teacher

  4. Great tip about the jobs chart! My students keep their jobs for the whole term, so I don't have to change it out as often, but I think your idea is really clever!

    Miss Galvin Learns