Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Let the Countdown Begin!

I am very jealous of you lucky teachers who are already done for the year or are close to being done. We have 26 days with students left to go and 2 teacher prep days at the end of June! I still have a huge-long list of things to get done before the end of the year though, so I hope it doesn't go by too fast!!

I loved the ABC Countdown idea, so I made up a set of cute cards to display in my classroom to keep track of the countdown. I placed them on a ring, so each day we just flip to the next card! {If the cards are something you think you could use, click here to download.}

Here's a peek of what's to come:

A - Activity Day (track and field type activities outside)
B - Bubbles Day (blow bubbles outside)
C - Chalk Day (draw on the sidewalk)
D - Doodle Day (free drawing time)... 
suppose to be Dancing Day, but I'll be away and didn't want to subject my sub to dancing :)
E - Experiment Day (might do a skittles experiment... candy = fun)
F - Friend Day (sit beside a friend all day)
G - Games Day (bring a board game to play)
H - Hopscotch Day (play hopscotch outside)
I - Ice Cream Day (ice cream activities and taste testing!)
J - Jump Rope Day (jump rope outside)
K - Kite Day (make and fly some kites)
L - Letter Day (write letters to our second grade teachers)
M - Movie Day (might watch "Curious George" to go with our current author)
N - Number Day (set up fun math game stations)
O - Origami Day (learn how to fold)
P - Picnic Day (eat lunch outside together)
Q - Quiz Show Day (we'll play a fun review quiz)
R - Read Outside Day
S - Summer Birthday Party (a celebration of all the summer birthdays... mine included!)
T - Teddy Bear Day (bring a stuffed animal)
U - Ultimate Frisbee Day (play with frisbees outside)
I do play Ultimate Frisbee on a team (I'm a dork, I know...) but we'll just play some regular frisbee!
V - Vacation Day (write about our summer vacation plans)
W - Wii Day (we'll have some friendly competitions on the Wii)
in case the Wii is unavailable that day, I also made:
W - Win It Day (play some "Minute to Win It" games... courtesy of Reagan)
X - eXtra Recess Day
Y - You Choose Day! (free time)
Z - Zip Up and Zoom Home! (last day party!)

Let the countdown begin! I think I'm ready!


  1. What a fun idea!! I'm sure reading the next letter will become the highlight of their day!

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  2. I love this idea. The Primary Princesses have something very similar:)

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  3. I hadn't heard about the ABC countdown, and I LOVE it! I can't wait to do it next year! :)

    Also, I just have to tell you how happy it makes me when I come to your blog and see my link on the sidebar. Makes me feel so special, so thank you!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. I love finding new blogs to follow! :) Good luck in third grade next year. I'm sure you will love it!