Award Season and a Freebie!

I'd like to thank my mom for giving birth to me, my followers for...well, following me, the academy for {insert music ushering me off the stage}

oh well, a girl can dream, right!?

*snap back to reality*

It is award season ya'll- but, not me for- for my little people. With just 4 weeks until that final bell, I've been slammed with my end of the year to-do list. I'm happy to announce that today I marked "awards" off the ol' post-it.

Here's a lil background knowledge for ya...

Our school holds awards assemblies for each grade level at the end of the year. Every student receives an academic based award. Each year I create new awards. I typically use the same titles but freshen up the graphics, borders and fonts {and change the names of course}. This year, I decided to work a little backward.
I'll explain. 
In the past I've printed my general academic awards and then sat looking at my class list, trying my hardest to fit the perfect award to each student...which can sometimes be tough when you're down to the last few awards {you always do the easiest one first} and then you have a few of those super special know, the "needs all you attention.tattles because someone looked at them wrong.can't raise their hand to save their life.only goes to the bathroom just as you're lining up" sweethearts...and let's be honest, there's only so many awards you can give them with a smile on your face. After all, they are the reason why you've gone through 4 boxes of hair dye {just this marking period alone}
So this year I had a novel idea to create awards with each kiddo in mind. Why I didn't do this before is beyond me. It was actually much easier looking at a class list and focusing on each student's strength and then creating the award to match. {you're probably thinking, "DUH" right?!?}

Now, don't be fooled, I'm no saint... there were still a few tough ones to stretch. But I pulled if off with much less effort than in years past.

Anyway, long story short... here's the final product. Check 'em out on TpT shop for a closer look.
I uploaded 'em just in time for you to stash it in your cart before the big sale on Monday!

I've also been busy preparing to get ahead in the organizational department for next year too. I created a bunch of binder covers in two different themes: Moroccan Tiles and Chevron.

I love anything Chevron. Don't ya'll?? It seriously makes my heart skip a beat.
In honor of teacher appreciation week, this is free to my followers through Friday 5/12 at 12:00EST
Click on the picture to download the binder covers!
After you download, if you don't mind providing feedback through TpT, that would be awesome!
While you're there- won't you be so kind as to click on "follow me" I'd really appreciate that too! And don't forget to fill your shopping cart!
If you have special requests for a binder cover not included- just shoot me a message or leave a comment and I'll see what I can do ;)

If you're interested in the Moroccan Tiles version, you can pick it up from my TpT shop! It's cute as a button! Check it out!



  1. These are so cute! Thank you for sharing.

    I also wanted to let you know that your button code links back to the post where you first got the button, not to your blog homepage. If you want to make it go back to the homepage, just make sure the link goes to without the 12/04/etc. stuff after it! :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. I had no idea! Thanks so much for heads up... I've got it fixed now I think!

  2. Thanks for making them a freebie. Can you do spine inserts as well?

    1. Great idea- I'll look into it! :) Is there a certain width you'd want?

    2. I think 2" would probably be good. Also our language arts includes reading and writing. Can you just do a language arts binder. I'm having our 2nd child in July and I"m trying to get organized for my sub at the beginning of the year. Thanks so much!

    3. TpT has disabled all uploads for sellers until the big sale is soon as I can, I'll get the file updated in my store and you can redownload :) If you need it sooner, shoot me your email and I'll send it your way!

    4. As long as I could get them while they are still before the 12th would be wonderful. Thanks again for you hard work!

    5. Email me your work/personal email adress and I'll send it over to you asap :) It's completely finished and ready to go, but TpT is still giving me problems because of the file size.


    6. has been sent!

  3. Thank you for these covers they are so cute. :)

    1. No problem! Glad you like them- make sure to follow this blog so you don't miss a thing! :)

  4. I love Chevron too! Love the binder covers.

  5. Kimberly - I'm writing to let you know I've made a mistake. I wrote a thank you to Mrs. Runde for the Friday Freebie Classroom Rules poster ... but I believe it was YOUR creation/post :( My sincere apologies! You DO receive the credit on my Pinterest board. I was trying to thank the person who created it b/c it's one of the MOST popular pins on my "Classroom Stuff for Free" board. I posted it several months ago but, as you also mentioned, it continues to be repinned and repinned! I will let Ms. Runde know about my error. Hoping you'll understand. Thanks so much for EVERYTHING YOU DO!

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