Last year, I started doing The Pinspired Teacher's End of Year Countdown Activity Cards. I put the cards in balloons and hang them from the ceiling. I think I first saw this idea on Hope King's blog, and I loved it. When I saw the Pinspired Teacher's cards, it was a no-brainer.
We just started it Monday. We've had our Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament.
We kept it simple - best of 5 rounds. We did it at the end of class - it only took about 10 minutes!
Today, we read on top of our desks. I'm reading aloud Pay It Forward, and I only had one copy, so it was listening comprehension on their part. I ordered a class set of the books from Scholastic Reading Club and they came in yesterday, so I surprised them with their own books today in addition to changing up the reading format! They loved it!
Tomorrow is Friday for us. Since we live in Louisville, Kentucky, we get out of school for Oaks Day! Does anyone else have Friday off?