Weekend Warriors- Class Gifts {freebie}

I made it!! That's right....Schools out for SUMMER!
Just in time for WEEKEND WARRIORS!
This month myself and my awesome blogging gal pals are coming to you with great pinspirational ideas. Don't you just love Pinterest? It's the black hole of great ideas! 
I hit Pinterest up for a little inspiration for my end of the year gift to my kiddos. The are oodles and noodles of ideas out there!! So many that I made a whole board just for class gifts
Here are some of my faves. 
These fish are adorable. Check out a freebie for them here!
I think I will definitely do these sometime in the future. 
Check them out here
I am in love with these cuties. I know what I am going to be making on Valentine's Day next year! Click here to peek at these. 
How delicious is this idea? The kids would be psyched. Although old fun pants Mrs. Eldredge over here really doesn't give out junk food. We have a district wellness policy that we try really hard to abide by so my kiddos won't be getting Oreos any day soon. 
This you wouldn't give to your students because they are $32 each. But, I think it is the cutest graduation idea for a bigger kid in your life. Check it out over on Etsy

So with all this pinspiration it was time for me to make a little something for my crazy cats. 
I happened to pick glow sticks up at Target 2 for $1 awhile back. What a deal!! Honestly I don't really like spending a ton of money on these kinds of gifts because I know where they end up. I do a lot of secret pitching at my house when the kids are asleep {insert evil laugh}. It's basically crap...You know it- I know it. But, kids LOVE it! Heck- I even love free crap!! Glow sticks are extra great though because eventually you have to throw them out. And for 50 cents a kids. Boo Ya!
I made a boyish and a girlish label. 
Grab them for FREE right here!
I popped a cutesy quick note on the back =) 
I tossed the note and glow stick in a baggie!
Gave everyone a hearty hug and off they went.
So long sweet friends...Happiest of Summers!!

If you like the ideas you see here I'd love for you follow me on Pinterest . I have over a 1000 pins that I'll most likely never get to. If you join me maybe we can work together to knock a few out =) 

Now it's time to hop around and check out my sweet bloggy friends pinspirational ideas! I love these gals and am so excited to meet them all in Vegas in just over a week. Wahoo! This tired full-time teacher/mother of three is so excited to have a solo vacation. I've been smiling with a spring in my step for about a month. I am so looking forward to it!! 


  1. Thanks for the great ideas! I love the Have a glorious summer labels but could not get the link to work!

  2. Your glorious summer tags are adorable!!! HAPPY SUMMER!!!! We made it! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  3. I love that you wrote "keep smiling!" That's awesome! Such a fun idea! Definitely pinning that for next year!!

    Lucky to Be in First

  4. I love these! I always have the best intentions to give my students and EOY gift, but this looks to be super easy to put together. Thanks for the freebie label. Pinning for next year!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  5. I love the glow stick and note idea! It is filed away for next year! Thanks for the freebie too!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  6. I love the glow stick idea that was inspired by your pins! And, I do the same thing (throw out the crap when the little one isn't paying attention). I'm pinning your idea for next year!!

    Primarily Speaking

  7. Such cute EOY gifts! I used Molly's shades this year! You have tons of great pins and ideas! Thanks for the freebie, sweet friend!

    Sailing into Second

  8. Fabulous post and several superb ideas. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to meeting you in Vegas :)

    Cori in TX (formerly WA)

  9. Cute tags! I can't wait to meet you in Vegas!!! See you soon!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  10. Those tags are so cute - thanks for the freebie! And now I'm totally in the mood for some Swedish Fish - yummmm!

    First Grade Smiles

  11. Those glow sticks are pure adorableness!!! Absolutely love everything you shared!!!
    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

  12. Do you still have these glow stick tags up?! I'd love them for my class! Well, more accurately, my kids would love them for summer! Can't keep anyone down with GLO-rious glow sticks!

  13. I LOVE the have a Glorious summer tags. The link no longer works. Are you able to send me a copy I would love it!! thanks


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