Saturday, May 14, 2011

Alphabet Countdown to Summer

I know I’ve been MIA for over a month, and all I can say is that things around here have been 12 kinds of C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!  I have 9 days left with my kiddos and have barley started end-of-the-year assessments (YIKES!!!)

This year I tried something new with my kindergarteners to make the last 26 days of school a little more fun.  It's called an Alphabet Countdown to Summer.  Here is what’s going on…

Celebration                            Explanation
Awesome Art Day                   Bring 2 toilet paper rolls.  We will be making nature binoculars to take with us on our filed trip to McFarland Park.

Billions of Bubbles Day            Make your own bubble wand at home; bring it to school to see how big of a bubble you can create!

Chow Down Day                        We will have lunch and a movie in the classroom!

Dot Doodles in Denim Day      Wear denim.  We will be creating pictures using only dots.

Extra Recess Day                     We will have extra recess!

Farm Day                                 Dress like a farmer!

Grandmas & Grandpas Day       Students may invite either a Grandma or a Grandpa (or another special guest if a grandparent cannot attend) to join us for some fun in our classroom from 9:00-10:00.

Hello From First Grade Day     We will each receive a letter from a first grader telling us all about first grade!

Investigating Nature Day         Nature Detectives Field Trip at McFarland Park.  (Dress for hiking in the woods!)

Joke Day                                 Write a joke on an index card and bring it to school to read to the class.

Kids Love their Parents Day     Parents (or other special guest) are invited to join us for pastries and juice in our classroom from 8:10-8:40.

Loving Laps Day                       Wear exercise clothes and tennis shoes!  The whole school will be walking the trails for Go the Distance Day.  (May bring water.)

Marvelous Music Day              Get ready to sing and dance to some of our favorite songs!

Nifty Necklace Day                We will make edible necklaces out of cereal.

Only Orange Day                    Wear orange!  We will finger paint orange masterpieces.

Pajamas & Books Day                Wear pajamas!  Someone from Ames Public Library will visit our classroom to talk about the library and the Bookmobile.

Queens & Kings Day                 We will make crowns fit for little queens and kings.

"Red-y" for First Grade Day    Wear red and get ready to sneak into 1st grade for a peak around while they are out… Shhhhhh!

Singing Superhero Day            We will be decorating superhero capes!  We will also be practicing for our music concert, which will be held at 6:30 at the Middle School.

Terrific Teams Day                 Wear your favorite sports clothes or team colors.

Unbelievably Special                We will have recess and a special treat with our buddies.
Buddies Day

Very Great Readers Day       We have becoming unbelievable readers this year!  Bring a bag of books and a flashlight for some fun reading time!

Wacky Water Day                  It's a beach party!  Bring a swimsuit, beach towel & beach toys.  NO SQUIRT GUNS!!!

X-tra Snack Day                      Bring a healthy snack to eat later in the day.

Yippee for Field Day!               We will do lots of fun activities outside for the elementary field day.

Zippity Do Dah…                      We will be enjoying our last day of kindergarten!
it's our last day!

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