End of Year Gifts: Simple and inspiring end of the year gifts are the perfect way to end your school year. As a school year or class draws to an end, it’s nice to provide students with a gift or memento to remember their experience in your classroom. It’s even more special when the gift provides students with inspiration and motivation. The gifts provided in this resource are designed to do just that. Each is easy to prepare and provide lots of opportunities for personalization.
There are 3 gift ideas and resources provided in this resource. You can give every student all 3 gifts, make different gifts for different sets of students you teach, or find one gift that works perfectly for all your students. Each are easy to make and wonderful to keep!
Inspirational Quote Cards
The inspirational quote cards are a super versatile and meaningful gift for students. There are 24 unique cards each with an inspiring quote. They’re the size of a business card so that students can fit them in their wallets and carry them everywhere. Or, you could add a magnet to the back and students can stick the quote to their locker or a special place in their world. Or, students can simply hang them in a prominent space at school or at home. The idea is that students can leave your classroom with a bit of inspiration.
The motivational posters are all about providing students with a boost of confidence and support at any time. They each include an overarching motivational message, and then they have 8 messages that students can tear off of the poster. The idea is that students can hang the poster somewhere in their world, perhaps in their locker or binder, or even next to a mirror at home. Then, on a day when the student needs an extra boost of confidence, he or she can tear off one of the messages and stick it in a pocket or anywhere, really. It’s a fun way to inspire students for days after they leave your classroom. There are 5 motivational posters to choose from.
Personalized Note Pockets
Sometimes the very best gift is a thoughtful note. The note pockets will help you do just that and take the final gift to the next level. You’ll find two templates for writing the notes. One template is larger for more writing space and the other is smaller for less writing space. There’s also a template to make a fun pocket for the note. The pocket is charming and the personalized note that you write to each student will be a treasured keepsake from the school year.
This detailed resource includes:
• Detailed “About this Resource” Overview for Teachers
• Motivational Posters Implementation Guide
• 5 Motivational Posters with Tear-Off Messages
• Inspirational Quote Cards Guide (includes directions for making magnets and envelopes)
• 24 Inspirational Quote Cards
• Quote Card Envelope Template
• Personalized Note Pockets Implementation Guide
• Note Pocket Template
• 2 Sets of Note Template
• Lots of Pictures!
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