Sonic End of Year Teacher Gifts

Sonic Blast Teacher Gift

Whew, we've made it...it's the last week of school!  The end of the year always seems like a big blur between school programs, teacher appreciation, award ceremonies, end of the year parties and sports events it's just plain crazy around here!  But with the final days of school approaching we could close the doors on school without fun End of Year Teacher Gifts for our sweet teachers. This year I used up all of my "go-to" teacher gifts (Thanks for Helping Me Grow Flower Pot, Berry Sweet … [Read more...]

End of School Interview Printable

End of School Interview Printable by Giggles Galore

I can't decide if I'm excited or sad, but whether I'm ready or not school is almost over!  At the beginning of the school year I created a Back to School Interview to help us document the start of a new school year. Our kids seem to be growing up way too fast and I want to remember these precious days and their excitement as they enter each new grade and milestone. As the year comes to a close I thought it would be fun to compare just how much they have changed and created this End of School … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation Money Tree

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This week we are taking the time to show our teachers just how much we appreciate all the wonderful things they do to help our children learn and grow.  Teacher Appreciation is one of my favorite times of the school year because I know first hand just how much time, love and and effort goes into teaching.  My parents and sister both put in countless hours and their own money to make their classrooms the best, I admire them and all the other teachers out there. So this week we are saying "Thank … [Read more...]

Healthy Field Trip Lunch Ideas

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fruit Shoot, put all opinions are my own. Spring means field trips and lots of special school functions, which also means special lunches.  I love that our kids get to head out and experience hands-on field trips and enjoy a different learning perspective, but I'll admit it also means I have to remember all the "field trip lunch rules."  This year I'm prepared with a Healthy Field Trip Lunch ideas that I know my kids will love. Part of … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast 2013

Back to School Breakfast Gifts

Three years ago I started the tradition of having a special Back to School Breakfast on the first day of school and it's funny to hear how much it means to my kids.  Last night while we were getting ready for bed my oldest asked me if we were having a special 1st day of school breakfast just like we did last year.  I love that she remembers it and that she associates the 1st day of school with a simple tradition that turns an ordinary event into an extraordinary memory. Of course, I couldn't … [Read more...]

Notebook Paper Bags – School Treat

Back to School Notebook Bags Giggles Galore

Do you remember shopping for school supplies as a kid?  I loved picking out new notebooks, pens and anything I could use to jazz up my school books.  When you think of school supplies you can't help but think of new crayons, chalkboards and notebook paper.  So when I found these Notebook Paper Favor Bags from Buttercream Dreams I just knew I would be using them to celebrate back to school. These perfectly lined notebook paper favor bags are bio-degradable and food safe.  The bags are 5 x 7 … [Read more...]

Apples and Donuts Back to School Party

Back to School Breakfast Party with Donuts

The kids start school next week and 'Donut' you know it's time to celebrate!  The kids are excited to see their friends again, I'm excited to have more regular "office hours" and that, I believe calls for a celebration.  Start off the new school year with this cute Apple and Donuts Back to School Party! Donuts are one of this years hottest trends and they are a crowd favorite for young and old alike.  I decided to combine them with apples for the perfect school themed party.  I worked with … [Read more...]

Peace of Mind with KidReports

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One week from today my oldest will strap on her backpack and head off to first grade.  My twins miss this years school cutoff by 3 weeks so instead of joining their sister at "big kid" school they are headed off on their own Pre-K adventure.  As a mom who works full-time from home I am super excited about having 5 full days that I can concentrate on work projects and deadlines during daylight hours!  But, I also get a little anxious about them being gone from me all day.  And it doesn't help … [Read more...]

Back to School Party on a Budget

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Hello friends! I'm Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations. If you follow me, you know I love to talk all things party! Back to school parties are popular and fun! I hosted a simple and affordable Back to School party for my girls and two of their friends a few weeks ago. Back to school has officially started here in Arizona! I have one girl who is super excited to start school and the other one well.....not so much. It's easy to put a smile on my girls' faces whenever I say we are having a … [Read more...]

Back to School Gumball Rulers

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My name is Natalie Stern and I own an online party stationery shop called Katarina's Paperie. I also write a party ideas blog called Confetti Diaries. We design fun and creative ideas that you can use to celebrate any occasion - big or small - as well as share many free printables.  Back to school is such a fun time of year. Even though they have to say goodbye to summer, it's great to see how excited kids get as they anticipate the upcoming school year. These fun gumball rulers and free … [Read more...]