I know, I know... For some of you it's already here. Don't rub it in! Hahaha!
I thought I'd share some of my favorite ways to celebrate the end of the year with my students. I do these things with whatever grade level I am teaching. Who doesn't enjoy some good-old blowing bubbles in the school yard?? Hehehe!
That's right, you guessed it! My very favorite thing to do with my kiddies at the end of the year is blowing bubbles in the school yard. I always keep it a secret until the last week so that they don't expect it. (I've been able to pull this secret off every year simply because I have been teaching at different schools so my kiddies never know what's coming!)
I usually just buy a bunch of bubble-blowing tools at the dollar store and I fill a huge jar with soapy water. What a very inexpensive celebration activity!
Another fun activity that I do every year with my kiddies is a treat! I always buy a big box of popsicles and take them outside before the buses arrive. I never spend much money on good-bye gifts because I know most of them will not last the ride home. Instead, I spend on a cold yummy treat that I can enjoy with them.
Another favorite of mine is Reader's Theater. I give my students their scripts and have them practice with their groups a few times in the morning. In the afternoon, I surprise them by bringing them in the school yard to present their plays outside. We usually find a nice spot in the shade and share our presentations there. They love it!
I have seen so many different games and treats done at this time of year. Some schools have "Fun Days", some teachers like to spoil their students one last time, and some like to spend quality time. I'd love to see what YOU do in your classroom during the last days of school so please share and link up with me!