Monday, May 28, 2012

End of the Year Fun!!

We had a Summer Fun math night at our school that was a blast for the kids! We had different stations that taught them math games they could play this summer to practice math.

We had a beach ball station where the kids got to have a mini beach ball and they would write numbers on the different colors. They would toss the ball in the air and catch it with two hands. Whatever numbers their thumbs landed on they would have to add, subtract, multiply, or divide depending on their grade level.

We had dice game packets for primary and intermediate and we gave them those and a set of foam dice. These are games we had already been using in our classrooms, but we wanted the parents to have a chance to learn how to play and also to give the kids the materials they would need to play.

We use and the EnVision online resources at school, so we also let parents come to the computer lab and see how they work. We had the kids write their logins and passwords on an index card to take with them.

We also had food! One station allowed the kids to make their own ice cream, but first they had to help measure out the correct ingredients.

At each station, the kids would collect a fake coin.They had to have 4 coins to buy a slice of pizza when they were all done. :)

It was a great night and the kids really had a ton of fun!
The last week of school we had 2 awesome days of fun also. We took an all day trip to a park that has water sprinklers and the kids played on the playground, got in the water, and we had a picnic lunch. It was so much fun, and a great way to spend one of our last days together as a first grade family!

Finally, we had our End of the Year PBIS celebration. The kids live for this day! We rent a big bounce house obstacle course. We have a face painting station, the playground, the kids can play "Just Dance" on the wii or sing Karaoke in the gym, and we had the parachute and some relay races. We move from station to station. The only kids who can participate in this part of the day, are those who have had no more than 1 detention and no office referrals for the month of May. After 1:00 we have all made it through the stations.  We had a game of Minute to Win it in the gym. All students were invited to the gym to watch and the names we drew for the kids to participate were those students who had not had a referral or detention all year. The kids enjoyed cheering for their friends even if they didn't get to participate themselves. :)

Here are couple of students playing "Chocolate Unicorn". :)
My last thing to share and then we are all caught gift to my kiddos on the last day of school. Inspired by Pinterest once again...

 I folded a piece of construction paper to make a little pocket. I added a packet of Kool-aid, a crazy straw, a picture of our class, and a letter to the student. :)  
(Sorry I couldn't make the pic turn right side up!)
Well, if you followed this to the end then thanks for sticking with me and sorry for the super long post. We are all caught up for the school year and I am ready to start blogging about some new awesome ideas that I plan to work on this summer! 
Happy Memorial Day!

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