Monday, June 10, 2013

End of year gifts Monday Made It, Field Day, and Summer here we come!

I love reading the Monday Made It posts, but I rarely have the time and creativity to contribute something as cool as most of them...BUT I decided to go ahead and throw in what I did make tonight anyway! 

Tomorrow is our last half-day of school! Then just one day of in-service and I'm off for summer!

So, this is what my world has looked like for the last hour or so...

These are the End-of-year gift bags I made for my students. The theme was "A Seriously Silly Year." Going to the store and buying the final pieces was the first step. Handwriting 21 notes, stuffing components into bags, and then tying them off took about 45 minutes or so. 
Inside each baggie I've placed some Silly Putty, a silly straw, a glow stick bracelet, a ring pop, a couple Jolly Ranchers, a handwritten note, and a pair of comic glasses with nose attached. We have a big end of the year assembly and a 5th grade movie to view tomorrow before the 5th graders parade through the halls on their way to the buses. I imagine my kids will love wearing these to the assembly! I usually also get my kids one of the dollar books from our Scholastic book club.

We had our Field Day today, and the kids a great time despite it having to be moved indoors due to rain. 

We basically set up a bunch of stations and then kids free roam to the different stations at their leisure! They can complete these bingo sheets by doing different activities to win prizes. This kind of field day is definitely different than others I've had at different schools. I like it though!

We have a Tug o' War Tournament as part of our field day, and I'm sad to report that my class lost every single match that we competed in! Oh well! Good thing I'm not the competitive type! 

In other news, my 100 follower giveaway is ending tomorrow! If you haven't entered yet, what are you waiting for? There are some great prizes up for grabs! And welcome to all of the new people who have started following this week too! I'm on my way to 200 now!

A Bird in Hand Blog Design
Perfect timing with my 100 follower celebration is the upcoming redesign of my blog, being done by Megan at A Bird in Hand Designs. I spent a good deal of time last night making some design choices, and I'm definitely getting excited about the new look! It'll be here in about a week!

Anyway, tomorrow is sure to be full of tears. It's a little bittersweet to me. It will be my last day of teaching 5th grade. I'm SUPER excited about my move to a 3rd/4th multi-age classroom, but I will definitely miss a lot of 5th grade's unique charms. Saying goodbye to your 5th graders is a lot different than kiddos of younger grades. My kids will be heading off to the middle school, so it's likely I won't be seeing them very often from now on. 

But, I'm truly excited about spending my summer stalking 3rd and 4th grade blogs, pinning 3rd and 4th grade ideas, and planning 3rd and 4th grade lessons though! If any of my 3rd/4th grade blogging buddies out there notice a must-read blog missing from my blog roll, or an awesome pinterest board I must follow, clue me in! 

Killer B and I will be visiting family in Georgia for a couple weeks soon, and we'll also be spending a dog-free week in Savannah and Tybee Island! I can't wait! And when we get back up to PA I have even bigger news to share! ;)

Whelp, off to bed to rest up for my last exciting day as a fifth grade teacher!


  1. I'm pinning away too... I have several boards. Some specific to 4th grade ELA as that is what I'll be up to next year. Your welcome to check out those boards if you'd like!

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

  2. I love the silly theme!

    I bet they loved those!
    Hodges Herald


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