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End of Year Activities for Elementary Classrooms


Hey friends,

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and summer vacation is so close you can taste it! 

Today I surprised the members of the Clutter-Free Classroom Email Club by sending them a 15 page, no-prep, printable End-of-Year Memory Book. I'll be adding these books in the Clutter-Free Classroom Store tomorrow, but for today only they are free to all my club members.

Although it was not something I announced I would be doing (because that's how surprises roll), it was the kickoff to TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!

To show appreciation for being part of my free Email Club and for the hard work that happens each and every day in their classrooms, I am going to be emailing them a free printable present and some other fun opportunities each day for the next week.

Does this sound like something you would like to be a part of too? I would LOVE to have you and it is not too late to join in and get all the FREEBIES! 

Simply pick your grade level by clicking on one of the buttons below and follow the directions to join the email club. The free End of the Year Memory Book of your choice will be sent to your inbox immediately along with all the other goodies throughout the week.

While you are at it, I also welcome you to join the Free Facebook Group for Elementary Teachers. There you will soon find tips, ideas, and step-by-step instructions on how to organize your classroom, manage all those pesky piles of paper, set up and decorate your classroom for the new year and so much more. 





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