It's hard to believe the end of the school year is almost here! This year has seemed to go by quite fast. I wasn't sure May was ever going to get here during the months of January, February, and March, but here we are now in May, and it's going fast!
I only have 11 days of school left! Crazy, huh? In celebration, I'm sharing several end of the year freebies in this post.
First up is a Summer Beach Ball Countdown. Near the end of the school year, I start a summer countdown using beach balls. I give each student a blank beach ball (paper template!) to decorate. After they decorate it, I write a number on it. The number stands for how many days of school are left. I place the beach balls behind a die-cut sun that says 'Days Left Until Summer'. At the end of each school day, we pull down a beach ball. Whoever decorated the beach ball gets to take it home! It's an easy way to add some summer fun and decoration to your classroom.
I've put together a template you can download here!
The second fun freebie is this Summer Math Challenge involving Missing Addends and Minuends.
Finally, if you are looking for end of the school year party ideas, here's a blog post about the celebration and keepsake I usually do with my kiddos.
What special end of the year activities do you do with your classroom?