Last 3 Days of School

Whew! The last 3 days of school... what a whirlwind!  It's always so much fun, though.

Here's what we did...

Monday was Bubbles and Popsicles day...

I love having my big girl in my grade and on my team... I got to see her a lot this year.





We also read the book, Ish, and they got to paint for the last time this year...making their Ish drawings.




And we also read outside - "Sea You Next Year" theme... so beach-y!




Tuesday.... was autograph day. 

Each team went outside and all the kids got their friends' autographs in their Memory Books. Someone brought this giant emoji pillow and I really liked it. I think I need it next year for a photo op! ha!!


Then we went inside and had our classroom awards.

I usually do a red carpet, lined with stars with their names on it (like the Hollywood Walk of Fame), and this year I got the idea to do a backdrop... 


The pictures turned out SO cute. I'm so glad I did that.




After they got their awards, they took their pictures next to their stars.


After the awards, we finished up our Memory books... I LOVE how these always turn out! Check out the whole book HERE



Wednesday... the last day. 

We spent the morning playing Minute to Win It games...









Some of these ideas came from Tonya's Treats for Teachers, some from Tunstall's Teaching and some I came up with. lol 

We ended with our Summer Treat while watching Finding Nemo.



And that's a wrap!! Man, what a year!

Make sure that you check out the super awesome First Grade Rocked! guitars and pictures we did last week. I absolutely love them!








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First Grade ROCKED

The end is near!! It's crazy... 

Teaching...it's a lot like Motherhood

The days are long, but the years are short.

Is that not the truth, or what?!

Well, the last week or so, we've been doing a lot of end of the year fun. We still have 3 days left, but I wanted to share with you one of my NEW favorite-ist thing ever to do at the end of the year.

Rock Guitars.

Oh. My. Lanta. They were so amazing. So beautiful. So fun. I love them!

Here's a close up of a few....



I gave them NO direction whatsoever. I just let them paint.  I drew a tracer guitar on a big 24x18 tagboard paper and then traced and cut them out for them. I let them choose which color they wanted. They colored the whole thing, then once they dried, I drew a circle and told them paint it black.

After that was dry, I took a chisel tip sharpie and drew the strings, and then let them add details to it.


We took individual pictures... SO perfect!! I had the kids bring in sunglasses, but I also had a stockpile from over the years that they could borrow.



Absolutely PERFECT.


Then we took a group picture. Oh Man. I can't get enough of it!


I made this sign with my cameo... the letters are the size of half of a piece of paper.  


I made it to match the one I made in the beginning of the year... the pictures of my kids in the beginning of the year (you can see my post on the beginning of the year HERE)





I sent my parents (in our class shutterfly site) a before/after shot of our class using the signs. 


I put them in the exact same order as the first picture. And yes, I just HAPPENED to be wearing the same dress. lol 

 So we "Rocked On!" on Thursday, and then on Friday, we had our Pirate day to end our Ocean Unit. 


I love how some of my students got SO into the theme day! I really need to plan this better next year. It was SO last minute, but I realized I hadn't done it yet this year, so I had to squish it in!


Sadly, I didn't get any pictures of our day... really?? I guess that's what happens when you're having fun. haha

THREE. More. Days.



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