5.14.2012

the countdown is ON!

Only 13 school days left!!!!!!!!! To countdown the days, we are popping one balloon a day and each
balloon is filled with something fun/exciting to do that day. I got this fun great idea from 
Mrs. Gray over at Here We Go Loopty Loo. Click {here} to check it out. 

We started with 20 days to go and my students are loving it, in fact, they are a tad bit obsessed!

On the first day of the countdown, we had a "special animal visitor" and my sister brought her baby bunnies. I sat my students in a circle and let them hop around! They loved them!


Another day we had Boggle day and they got to play Boggle when they finished their work. I didn't have time to make the cute Boggle boards I see all over Pinterest, but my document camera worked just as good!


Today we did this fun science experiment with vinegar, baking soda, a bottle, and balloons! 
Click {here} to check it out.



Here is a list of some of the activities I have filled my balloons with. 
Click the image below to check it out:


I also came across a darling blogger {First with Franklin} who did a similar idea in her classroom. 
Click {here} to check out her blog and get some more ideas for your own countdown!

How are you spending your last few days of school?

21 comments:

  1. I love this idea Lindsey! I will have to start it later this week or next week. Thanks so much for the fun activity ideas also!

    Delighted in Second

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  2. Love it! Come do this in my room :)

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  3. I still have 4 weeks left...so now i am planning kindergarten graduation...

    Michelle
    Apples and ABC's

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  4. What a fun idea. Thank you for sharing it!

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  5. I saw this popping up on pinterest, and then forgot about it! :( We only have 7 days left, but we sure need something to get us through!
    Lisa
    Stories From Second

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  6. My side of the hallway has been doing this. We had music all day, no shoes all day, pick a seat( a treat is under the chair), film festival, etc. there is 6 classrooms on my hallway so it has been fun. We have 6 more balloons to go. I need to get it up on my blog.
    Melinda King
    Tales of the sassy second graders
    Melindaking69@gmail.com

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  7. I have to be honest, I saw the bunny and lost focus! So stinkin cute!
    I have two with MAJOR allergies this year- so no animals at all! boo..
    fingers crossed for next year!
    -Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  8. super cute! I bet they love it: )

    I love your classroom, graphics and resources too!

    Kelli
    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

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  9. We have been doing the same thing! We are on Day 4 now :)

    Come by and see!!!

    Natalie
    TeacheryTidbits

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  10. When my students poped the balloon that said "sidewalk chalk lesson" one of my girls got very serious and said "we already know how to use sidewalk chalk." I explained that we were learning a math lesson but using sidewalk chalk. Next year I will re-word that balloon.

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  11. I love this! How fun. I am going to do this for the last 7 days of school. Thanks for sharing the idea.
    Pamela
    First Class Teacher

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  12. I love the science experiment, paper airplane contest and a few others. I think I'll have to change things up a bit when I do this next year! :)
    First with Franklin

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  13. I saw this on Pinterest also, and really want to do it as well!

    Love some of your ideas :)

    Enjoy your last 20 days!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd

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  14. Love the books and balloons! Totally going to do them for the last two weeks.

    Emily
    Tangled with Teaching

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  15. Oh wow, what a fantastic idea. I have shared it on Pinterest for others. I hope you don't mind that I've shared. I just know other teachers will go crazy for your fab idea. Oh and the kids will too!!!!!
    Emma

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  16. We just started this today. I posted all of our activites on my blog. Feel free to check it out and follow our page!!!!

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  17. I love all of these ideas! I did the vinegar, baking soda, balloon trick and read Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm beforehand. I dressed up in overalls and labeled the soda bottle, vinegar, and baking soda containers with titles like "Magic Balloon Planter". :) It was such a hit!!! Something about balloons of any kind seem to attract an abundance of attention from little ones!

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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