Tuesday, May 28, 2013

8 More Days and a Freebie!

I'm getting so excited for Summer!  We only have 8 more days!  Today we popped our 2nd balloon..."Use pens for the day!" My students loved this!  I had purchased some pens awhile back in lots of different colors.  I let them use their pens to write their "Weekend News" and they were thrilled! We always use pencil, of course.  I collected the pens at the end of the day so I can tie them to their summer journals I'll be giving them!  I'll try to post about the summer journals before the weekend.

Read about my classroom countdown to summer here.  I've fixed the download issue, so you should be able to download quickly!

My kiddos' behavior has really been going downhill, so today I took a deep breath and remembered that I need to let them move!  I think I've been trying so hard to "keep things structured" that we haven't been moving enough.  So today we played "Scatter and Roll"!  It's a variation of four corners.  I've included a free download here.  Give it a try and see if your students behavior improves when you give them a little time to move!  It works wonders in my class!

Have a great Wednesday!

Freebie Fridays


  1. Thanks for the great freebie! Summer is almost here, enjoy your last week.

    Fantastic First Grade Froggies

  2. Thanks for linking up your freebie at TBA this week. I'm having a Great, Big Pout-Pout Fish Giveaway and I would love for you to enter!
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