Hi everyone! I am beyond thrilled to be linking up with Doodlebugs for this Five-for-the-last-Friday-of-school post! As much as I love my job, and love my students, I am always ready for summer "break" - you know, so I can start prepping for next year!
We have had a lot of fun this week, and are ending the year on a great note! Here's a peek at what happened in my class this week...
Tuesday was "Water Fun Day" in fifth grade! Nikki & I took our classes outside for the entire afternoon to play water games. It was a little crazy, but a lot of fun! Here are the highlights:
|"SpongeBob" relay with a car wash sponge|
|Water balloon toss|
|Water bucket relay|
|Back-to-back water balloon relay - boys vs. girls - Yep, even the teachers got involved!|
On Wednesday, we spent almost all day working on awards for each other using this great craftivity from Deb at Crafting Connections.
Students drew a classmate's name, brainstormed, and then created their own unique award for that student. Then, we put out clouds for each student, and wrote compliments on them.
They didn't quite finish on Wednesday, so on Thursday morning, they finished the awards and then presented them to each other. I was so proud of their creativity and thoughtfulness!
Thursday was Year End Cleaning Day! While some of my students felt like it was forced labor, most of them loved helping clean up the room (especially the ones who got to clean the sharpie off of name tags and clean the white boards!). I wanted something to help organize the chaos of year-end cleaning, so I created these Classroom Cleaning Task Cards with tasks for the end of the year and for daily clean-up. They are a FLASH FREEBIE for today only (or until I remember to change it on Saturday!), so head over to my store to download your copy. Don't forget to leave feedback :)
I have been blessed to have some of the sweetest families this year. From Teacher Appreciation Day until now, I have received so many thoughtful cards, gifts, and flowers from my students. It makes this teacher's heart happy to know that parents appreciate what we do! Here's a peek at some of the goodies...
Origami Owl, Yankee Candle, candy, poems, flowers...WOW! These are some sweet kids!
Congratulations, Andrea! We will email you later today. Hope you enjoy your prizes!
One more day of report cards and cleaning, and I am *FREEEE* for the summer!!! Have a great weekend, everyone!