I am going to use all the chaos mentioned above as an excuse for why I haven't had a new post in awhile! Now that it is OFFICIALLY summer vacation starting today (minus leadership conferences next week) I will hopefully have a chance to get caught up on my blog stalking and posting!
The last day of school this year was bittersweet...I was more than ready for a break, but this class has seriously been a dream! Saying goodbye was tough to say the least. I wanted to send them off to summer with a fun little treat. I found these cute little cups at Walgreens and filled them with candy, a crystal light packet, a silly straw, and a fun note. They were definitely a hit Thursday morning!
I also gave the kids a summer packet to help them get ready for 4th grade. The packet included a reading log, spelling, a calendar to practice flash cards, and some problem solving. I told them if they completed 3 of the 4 activities they would be able to come to my new classroom in early August for a pizza party...nothing like a little
motivation bribery to get them to study over the summer :) I hate that I can't share the packet with you all but a) it is too big and b) it has copies from a book by Evan-Moore called Daily Word Problems (which you should definitely check out!!)
I think that is all for now...I am going to shut down my computer and get out of school and officially start my summer vacation...that is until Monday when I will undoubtably come back up to school because I can't relax until everything is unpacked and organized!!