end of the year Archives - Tales from Outside the Classroom
Student gifts from teachers for the end of the year

Affordable Student Gifts for the End of the Year

As always, the end of the school year snuck up on me a little bit.  I mean, don’t get me wrong; I was SO ready for the end of the year.  But  suddenly, I felt like “Holy moly!  I need to get some student gifts!”  I know not everyone gives their students going away gifts, but I like to give them a little something.  I ended up loving what I did this year and how

Read this post »
End of the Year Freebies for Teachers

Freebies for the End of the Year

The last few weeks of school have been insanely busy!  On top of the normal end of year stuff, this year my school is closing and so there’s a million packing, moving, starting a new job things that I’m also trying to do.  Then I’ve had a million events in the evenings as well.  The kids still have 5 days, and then the teachers have two more, and so we still have a bit of

Read this post »

Hi, Remember Me?

Wow!  It’s been an incredibly long time since I last posted. Sometime in March I found out it was very likely I would no longer have a position at my school.  I love my school.  We have a fantastic staff and have been able to do phenomenal things with kids.  I’ve been incredibly sad and disappointed that I’ll be leaving.  The staff only found out this week so I felt like I couldn’t say anything.

Read this post »

Hi! I'm Tessa!

Tessa Maguire image

I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.




Let's keep in touch! Sign up for my newsletter!