Monday, May 23, 2011

Management Mondays or shall I say Stress Management

You can’t outrun it. You can’t hide from it. You can’t even negotiate with it! So how do you reduce end-of-the-school-year stress? As corny as this may sound, I think the first step is to admit that the end of the school year will appear whether you’re ready for it or not. Maybe it’s just me, but I tend to freak out more over a date than I do a to-do list! You can find my to-do list on Thursday's post.

Some things that are currently left on my to-do list are parent volunteer gifts and I just wanted to give you some ideas of what I have found out there--

This cute little tag goes with measuring cups! Is that not DARLING? 
On the back-
This one goes with Bath and Body Works lotion, soap or hand sanitizer! CUTE!

You can go over to her site and download these for....wait for it----FREE! Yes....FREE! A big thank you to her (because as we all know times are tough this time of year!) 

Check out Erica's FREE card over at TpT-- click here

From --this post-- I informed you of the Thirty-One party that I hosted. The guest special was for every $31 you spend you get a mini zipper for $2.31! That is a super deal- they are normally $10! So, there were a lot of friends that did not want theirs so I racked up! I bought 6! I will give those to my parent volunteers with gift cards to WalMart inside (who doesn't go to WalMart?) 

Here is a picture of the mini zipper pouch filled with crayons. 

The next items on my list are to print. I'm having my end of the year program on Friday, so I've got some certificates and such to print. I always rely on my friends over at FedEx Office to print all my super duties like this! I could use up 2 ink cartridges in just one night! OUCH! It's super easy to use- you can either upload your items to a flash drive and take it in and they will print it for you or you can upload it via online and pick it up on your way home! 
*TIP* If you bring your own paper--it's way cheaper! 
How do you keep afloat at the end of the school year? What works for you? 

I'm thinking of you all!



  1. Thanks for the shout out!!!!! :)

    P.S. LOVE your blog! You gals are the best!

  2. I love all of the awesome ideas you share! What a fun resource you have created!
    Just Love Teaching!