Here We Go Loopty Loo's idea of putting different rewards/activities inside balloons and letting kids pop them each day as a fun way to countdown. I did 15 days instead of 20 since our last four days are already full of special events. I was going to put them on the ceiling like she did, but I realized I had a bright red bulletin board that needed filling and I got the idea to make it more like that balloon pop game you always see at a fair. I got some balloons and a dart and was all set. I really feel like I missed out on a great title for this, but I was short on time and google failed me, so I simply labeled it 'Balloon Pop!' Please excuse my balloon sizes. I apparently cannot blow two balloons the same size to save my life. LOL.
I let my kids write down ideas of things they'd like to do and I chose the ones that were doable and added a few of my own. Unfortunately for them, having class on the roof was not one of those practical suggestions, lol. Some of the suggestions I approved were:
- Mrs. Glasmann eats lunch with us in the cafeteria (I have been trying to avoid that one! lol)
- Eat lunch in the classroom
- Extra PE time
- Extra recess time
- No homework for the night
- A day with no desks or chairs
- Mrs. Glasmann shows us her 6th grade picture (Where do they come up with this stuff?)
- Play a class game
- Rearrange desks however students want (This came with the stipulation that I can move them back any time I'd like.)
- Bring a drink and snack to school
- Movie morning with popcorn
|Proper balloon popping form.|
|Check out the dart about to pop that red balloon!|
I'm planning on trying to make the dum-dum tree I've seen floating around on Pinterest for next year and I need to make some time to finish up my clip chart. I've got three levels down, only 4 more to go. We're in the process of moving, so it makes it hard to find space and time for crafts. I'll be back soon!