Yes, it is that time of year!
I have my 10 day balloon countdown up and ready for Monday morning.
The kiddos will be so stinkin' excited!
Oh, who am I kidding?
I'm so stinkin' excited!
I know I have shared this every year, but you never know who might be new to the blog...so...
Each morning, I will pop a balloon.
Inside is a piece of paper with a fun activity or treat written on it for us to enjoy.
I have two simple rules for the balloons that help tremendously with the final days craziness.
1. If you get in trouble, you don't do/have the next balloon activity/treat.
2. If you complain about the activity or treat, you don't get to enjoy it.
The activities/treats change from year to year, but include things like ink pen day, bubble gum day, kickball game, ice cream party, movie, extra recess, etc.
This next thing I tried to share on Facebook, but since I called my students my customers I'm pretty sure FB hid the post from most of you. :(
I love to check in with my 'customers' this time of year.
This week they were to tell me what I definitely needed to keep for my next 2nd grade class. I love reading their responses! Here's some of my favorites:
|This one cracked me up...still waiting on shoulder surgery and the kiddos know it. :-/|
The most popular things are definitely ball chairs, Moby Max, Showbie, and Class Dojo. I was happy to see several things about math rounds and Daily 5 too.
|This was probably my favorite though! This guy struggles in math, but has come to enjoy our Hotshots! |
Makes my heart happy!
Lastly, I've spent the last couple weeks before school in our teachers' lounge/work room. There is such great storage in there, but it was in need of some cleaning out and organization.
These pictures make me smile. :-)
Now I need to focus on tidying up my storage closet!
I also like to get as much done as I can for those crazy first few weeks back to school in August...lots to do to wrap up the year!