When I found out that I would be teaching 3rd Grade Dual Language next year, I decided I needed to have fun with my kinders. I have a feeling I will be in 3rd grade for a while! So, I came up with Beach Week! I sent out an invitation and planned out an activity for each afternoon. Check it out, and maybe you will find some ideas for next year. :)
We made this with pudding, crushed graham crackers, blue sanding sugar, and gummy fish. It was inspired by this pin.
Beach Ball Signing:
My students LOVED this! Even though it was almost the end of school, they were very willing to write their name 20 times. I remember telling them at the beginning, "This could be your beach ball, so you better do your best job on your name. Or, this could be your beach ball, so you better do your best job on your name. Or, ..." I got pretty good results that way! :)
It was inspired by this pin. In case you are wondering, yes, I blew up all of the beach balls before with help from my mom. Then, I carried them in trash bags to school. I told my kids they could take the beach ball home that day if we deflated it, or they could leave it at school and their parents could take it home from the awards ceremony inflated the next day. I could see beach balls flying everywhere on the bus and didn't think inflated beach balls going home would be such a good idea... :)
The students made awards folders like these to hold all of the awards they received:
I just love how they all look a little different!
We do our awards in our room and provide refreshments for the parents.
I really enjoyed my end of the year with my students! I hope you enjoyed/ will enjoy yours just as much!