Virginia Bloggers Appreciate Y-O-U Blog Hop

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Thank you for an adorable button, Andrea!

Thank you to Christin at Shifting Teacher K-2 for putting this hop together!

Welcome to Virginia!

Virginia bloggers appreciate Y-O-U!

A lovely group of Virginia bloggers would like to show our appreciation by extending a bit of southern hospitality. You can follow around our blog hop to visit 20+ Virginia teacher blogs for terrific teaching tips and fun freebies to help get through the last couple of weeks before summer vacation officially begins!

So welcome to Mrs. O Knows. I'm a 5th grade teacher getting ready to wrap up my my 9th year of teaching. Since we're focused on the end of the year, I've got an end of year freebie, an end of the year idea, and an end of year giveaway to share! Enjoy!

End of the Year Freebie

When we kicked off the summer with our Southern Hospitality blog hop, I shared my Welcome poem freebie. Today, I'd like to share, hot off the presses, my end of the year poem. I completed it this week and just posted it on TpT so you are seeing it first and it is free for the entire week! It's candy themed, but I've included a copy with the words underlined and without. If you wanted to do a bag of treats with it, you would include Sweet Tarts, Starburst, Laffy Taffy, Smarties, Fun Dip, and Sour Patch Kids/any other sour candy. Download it for free until the 23rd below, but please don't forget to leave feedback!




End of the Year Idea

I also wanted to share an excellent idea that I found at First Grade Nest. Check out balloon popping countdown for the end of the year at Balloon Popping Our Way to the End of the Year. I love the idea of filling them with positive rewards or fun activities! I was even thinking of maybe adapting it to include some Minute to Win It Activities.

End of the Year Giveaway

There are tons of great resources for the end of the year on TpT! Maybe you'd like to grab some, or maybe you'd like to start stocking up for next year? Well, then it's time to enter a giveaway! I'm giving away 2 $10 TpT Gift Certificates (2 winners each to receive one $10 gift certificate each). The giveaway will run until the end of our blog hop, May 23rd.



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Bonus Giveaway
If you head on over to my Facebook page and give it a follow, I've got another $10 TpT Gift Certificate and a $10 Winner's Choice raffle there because I'm celebrating reaching 300 likes! Increase your chances of winning by heading over and entering now! You can find me at Mrs. O Knows Facebook Page.


While you are visiting each blogger, please take a moment to comment on their blog post and offer some feedback in their store about their freebie. We do appreciate you - and we also appreciate your feedback! It helps drive our post and product ideas!

I hope that you will enjoy hopping around - and don't forget - VA Bloggers Appreciate You!

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41 comments

  1. Our last day of school is June 25th!

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    1. That seems so late! Did you guys have a lot of snow days or do you always go until late June?

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    1. June 6th! That's so soon! Where do you teach?

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  3. Our last day is June 13th. I love your freebie too. Thanks for joining the hop!

    Christin
    Shifting Teacher K-2

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    1. That's our last day as well! Hard to believe that it's just a few weeks away! Thank you for putting this all together. I'm having a great time "hopping around!"

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  4. Your poem is precious! Thank you :) I am an 11th month employee...BOO so my last day is June 26th

    The Techie Teacher

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    1. Thank you! Don't worry, June 26th will be here before you know it! The days are going by quickly now!

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  5. My last day is this Friday, May 23rd. I am going to miss this group!

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    1. Wow, Cindy! Your summer break is just days away! I'm so jealous since we're about to begin the stressful testing weeks!

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  6. With the kids, May 22nd. Teacher's last day, May 23rd.

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    1. My goodness, you are just a few days away as well. A week from now you're going to be kicking back and relaxing and I'm going to be in full blown SOL mode until the 5th of June! Needless to say, I'm a tad jealous! :-)

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  7. The kids last day is May 30th but teachers have to come back to work the following Monday for a teacher workday.

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    1. We sometimes have teacher workdays on Saturdays…yuck! Enjoy your last couple of weeks!

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  8. Oh my - June 6th. It really is bittersweet. I will miss them very much, but oh, I need a break. :)

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! Wishing you a lovely break!

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  9. The kids are done on May 27th! I have one more professional day.

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  10. We are a year round program

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    1. How do you like that? I've always thought I might actually enjoy year round!

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  11. About to go download your poem, I love it! I'm a GT teacher and I work with a whole load of students. This will be perfect for them. It's also nice to see some Virginia bloggers as well. :)

    http://fifthgradeconfessions.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that you love it! We'd love to have you join us next time! You can contact me at mrsoknows@gmail.com and I'll be sure to get you added to our list of VA bloggers!

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  12. My last day of school is May 23:)

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    1. The single digit countdown has begun for you! Enjoy your last few days with your students!

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  13. Love the poem. Thanks so much for sharing it. It will be great for the kids during the last few days.

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    1. You're very welcome! Glad that you love it!

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  14. Our last day with students was May 16th!

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    1. May 16th! Wowzers! Where do you teach, Lori?

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  15. Last day is May 30 - was the 23rd until the snow days kicked in (we also start in August).

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    1. The good news is that you are almost there! Hope your last week is fantastic!

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  16. My last day was May 15. I officially on "now what do I do?" time. lol

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    1. I am officially jealous because I'm in the middle of the Sunday night stress-out! Please do something fun and relaxing for me this week! Enjoy!

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    1. You're so close! I can't believe we're both in Virginia and you get out so much earlier! I remember that when I lived in the northeast I thought all states in warmer climates were out by the first week in May. Imagine my surprise when I found that wasn't true! Two more weeks for you! So exciting!

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  18. Last day with kids is May 28th. Teachers have two more days, through the 30th. Getting close!

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    1. Not too much longer! It's hard to believe that so many teachers are done when we haven't even started testing!

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  19. I think I'm jealous of everyone getting out so soon. We're not done till June 25th. It's a good think I love my class! :)

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    1. June 25th will be here before you know it and then it will be time for you to get some relaxing in! :-)

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  20. Hi, I thought that this new teacher-seller website might interest you. They are based in Canada and offer features that are not found on similar sites. They also have a lot of new features coming. Here is a link: Created by Teachers, Exclusively for Teachers

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  21. June 12th for the kiddos :-)

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    1. You're so close! Enjoy your last few weeks!

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