How many days are left in the school year for you? Let us know—and when you do, you’ll be entered into our random drawing for a chance to win these perfect-start-to-the-summer books:

**And Then Comes Summer**(Candlewick). This book sets the tone for a long, lazy, lovely summer: “When the days stretch out like a slow yawn….” Ah…..**Mr. Postmouse Takes a Trip**(Kids Can Press). Mr. Postmouse and family travel by hot-air balloon, cruise ship, and even camel, making lots of discoveries and deliveries along the way.**A Perfect Day**(Roaring Brook Press). Acclaimed author/illustrator Lane Smith has fun with each animal’s idea of a sunny, perfect afternoon.

To enter our contest, submit your comment to this blog by **11:59 pm EDT on June 6, 2017**. Then keep your summer celebration going with this week’s free and fun goodies:

Make time for fun and learning this summer at the **International Literacy Association conference**. You’ll find hundreds of **sessions and exhibits** at the show, held July 15-17 in Orlando. Learn more at **ilaconference.org/lm**.

Crayola’s **Creative Leadership Grants** help PreK-grade 8 schools increase art-infused education. Up to 20 schools will receive **$2,500 each and $1,000 of Crayola products**. Administrators must be the ones to apply so give your principal some summer homework: Applications are due June 23, 2017. Get details at **crayola.com**.

Here’s another arts-related item: **Bluegrass in the Schools** has **mini-grants of up to $200** for K-12 in-school programs. Don’t fiddle around (groan), get the details at **bluegrassfoundation.org/program/minigrant**.

Be sure to let us know how many days until your school year ends for a chance to win those books.

Counting down right along with you,

Karen |

PS: Speaking of things coming to an end, our latest round of **WIN! contests** ends on **May 31**. **Click here** **now to enter**. Forty teachers will win more than $2,000 in prizes!

Students are finished. I work until June 5.

I am soooo excited! I have 5 school days left!

Summer, here I come!!

We have one more day of school after today! I am so excited!!

8 days left!

18 !

Five days after today!

14…. #WeCanDoIt!!!

As of today, May 23, 2017, we hqve two days left, the last day is movie day.

Summer school begins Tuseday, May 30, 2017 for 12 days.

Graduation is tomorrow. Yay and 2 more days

Today is our last official day but we home school throughout the whole year in some way or another. These would be great for our studies this summer and next year!

Celebrating my second day of summer break today!!

I’m pretty sure it’s 23. We get out on June 23rd, but it seems too soon to start counting!

We got out last Tuesday!

Done on June 1! Inventory underway in the library.

20 more days! Can’t wait!

20 days with the kids and then 5 more voluntary PD days for teachers

We have 6 school days left …..it’s hard to tell who is more ready … the students or the teachers!!!

7

13 more days with kiddos and then 4 workdays.

I do Family Childcare so I really don’t have an end of the school year. We do school all year long.

We have 19 student days left. Then one more teacher clean up day. We have a super short summer because my district is moving up the start date. Cannot wait until next school year is over!

I teach preschool all year. My students and I are ready for a break this Memorial Day weekend! 🙂

One more day!

Tomorrow is our last day with students ???? and ????

Tomorrow is our last day! So excited to start summer!

19 more school days!!!

None, we are done. I’ve already been back to the room twice and Monday was our first day out.

0! Preschool graduation is tonight!!

14

FOUR. Tomorrow, then Tues-Thurs of next week.

Five days! ????

7 1/2 with students, then one day teachers only… so much to do!

10 days

None! We’re already out 🙂

17 school days left!

20 days left of school here in VA

We’re finished with the school year!

Pre-k and Seniors done today, and K thru 11th is done Thursday!!!

I will be back on June 19 to work with summer school special education!!!!

I finished on May 23!! Students finished May 19. Welcome glorious summer!!

None! The last day for the children was yesterday (Thursday) and today was the last day for all of the teachers! Happy Summer!

3 Days!!!!!!

We are on X… eXchange autographs

Y .. Year End Awards and Party

Z… zip up and zoom

Friday will be my last day. The kids have been done since last Friday. Now it’s time to tie up all the loose ends.

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