Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 11 - Bubble Gum and Prizes

My teaching partner and I saw a super cute end of the year activity on Pinterest. You fill balloons with fun activities for a length of time, we chose the month of May since we get out on the 23rd, and each day your class pops one and does the activity inside. I thought I would write each day about the activity that got "popped." We explained to them that if they were below Green (Ready to Learn) on the clip chart, then they wouldn't be able to participate. Once everyone understood the expectations we were ready to pop...

Today the kiddo's popped "Pick a Prize", which is great, except we haven't been planning afternoons since we know we will be popping the balloon and getting an activity.  We forgot about this one! Since we rigged added the Blow Bubbles Outside balloon when we had a sub, we had an extra balloon in the bunch.  We let them pop 2 today!  The second was Bubble Gum project.  They each got some bubble gum and got to chew it, record descriptive words about it, "taste test" it every minute and then try to blow bubbles.  It was a close call, but "YES, I can blow a bubble" won by just a hair.  The kids thought it was great and so did we.  Once I SAW them spit out their gum, they were able to pick a prize from our LARGE prize box.  Usually that's reserved for 5 Off the Charts days.  It was an exciting day to say the least.

Don't mind my impromptu chart!!!

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