Sunday, May 26, 2013

Summer Survival Kits

A couple days ago, I posted about items I wanted to purchase this weekend for my students' end of year gifts/ Summer Survival Kits.  After trips to two different Dollar Trees today, I have the kits all planned out!  They have a camping theme, and here's what's included:

A folder with my Summer Survival Kit on TPT, which includes "Tackle Your Multiplication Facts" flashcards, a "Catch Some Good Books" reading log, and an "I am Writing S'More This Summer" journal.  Dollar Tree had packs of three colorful folders in bright pink, green, and purple.  Perfect!

I found these LED booklights, batteries included!  On the back, I taped this poem, which you can find for free HERE.  I'm hoping this will really encourage some summer reading.  I'm also including a brand new free book for everyone in their kit that I purchased for $1 from Scholastic.

I was going to include a snack bag with the tag "You're O-Fish-ally in 4th grade," but I happened to find cheese whales at Dollar Tree, not goldfish.  So, I improvised and made these cute tags instead.  I think the message is "cheesy" enough for these cheese crackers :)

Last, Dollar Tree had these super bright and sparkly beach pails.  I put everything inside, minus the free books (they are in my classroom), and added a label to the front of the pail.  Here is what the finished product looks like:


I am planning on placing one on each desk the morning of the last day of school so they are there when the students walk in.  All the different colors will look so pretty spread across the room!  What are you making for your students' end of year gifts?




4 comments:

  1. So clever! I love the idea!

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  2. Rebecca,
    These are so cute! I need to do something like this! I just ordered $1 books from Scholastic. They would look summery in a sand bucket!

    Diane
    Teaching With Moxie

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  3. Those are SOOO cute! Love the buckets! I usually just do bubbles or something... I love the bucket idea!
    Heidi

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  4. These are so cute! I need to do something like this! I just ordered $1 books from Scholastic. They would look summery in a sand bucket!
    survival kit

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