Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 16 - 2 pops!

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 was our last full day of the year.  With our rooms being packed up and the kids being crazy excited for the end of the year, we decided to pop our last two balloons.  First one was "Make a Collage."  It was basically our way of getting rid of all of our magazines and extra construction paper that we didn't want to pack.

The second pop was "Fun Friday, no matter the day."  This was very exciting!  For the kids and for us ;)  We busted out the games (which I left to pack until the very last bell rang).  There was a lot of smiles going on.  

This was the most fantastic idea that Jill and I have had.  It was just as exciting for us to pop the balloons and see what the afternoon had in store as it was for the kiddo's.  We will definitely be doing this or something similar every year.  I hope that you've enjoyed reading about our final month of school and possibly even been able to adapt some of these ideas for your own classrooms.

Have a great last few days (if your not already done)!

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