As I was setting up my classroom this week, I looked at the other done classrooms and noticed they had little bags on the students' desk for first day gifts. Ahh, I totally forgot to get first day gifts. Back when I started teaching, no one even thought of giving gifts. Now, it seems to be the trend. I figure giving the kiddos a gift might ease some of their first day anxiety and it is not going to be much effort on my part. I ran to Target and Michaels and snagged these clearance items. I am only going to give out the balls for my first day gift, but I thought I would give you some options. I know that I cannot pass up a deal! I will save the dog erasers for Valentine's Day or the prize box.
Michaels - Chevron Bags: clearance for $0.39
Michaels - Buckets: clearance for $0.39
Target - Dog Erasers clearance 2 for $1
Target - Flashing Ball: clearance for $.70
Target - Clear Bags $2
Click to download the gift tags for free!
A colleague of mine needed the tags for 2nd & 3rd. So I added these. I will add more grades for the other tags next summer :)
I hope you can use these tags! If you already had your first day of first grade, pin for next year. Follow my Back to School Pinterest board here!