50th Day of School - Sparking Student Motivation
Elementary AMC November 15, 2014
Yes I am alive and kicking (well more like shuffling). I have thought of many posts that I wanted to share, I have even taken pictures to support some of those posts, some even had freebies too, but as you know those posts have never made it onto the screen (mine or yours). Hopefully this post is the first step back to blogging and sharing (fingers crossed).
Thursday was our 50th Day of School and we celebrated like it was 1999 (which to my students might as well be 50 years ago!!).
First off, my teaching partner and I dressed up in poodle skirts. I did not get a picture but we looked amazing. Here is the skirt I wore:
We started the day with a PPT on the 1950's - comparing and contrasting then and now. They loved seeing pictures of what a "mom" would wear as she cooked in the kitchen. The teacher who comes in to do our arts and phys ed wore a dress, heels and a 1950's apron all day - it was awesome.
We did a lot of math activities counting to and making 50. A lot of our activities came from this packet from Cara Carroll (don't know her, just stalk her, but this is a great unit perfect for this year and different stuff for next year!).
We had a sock hop in the gym. We hand jived, twisted and bunny hopped. Of course we hula hooped too.
Click here to pick up a copy (and save it for next year since I am a terrible blogger and blog after the fact when I blog at all!!).
Since my students said this was the best day ever and I do believe that theme days are a great way to motivate students to learn without them realizing it, I am linking up this post with Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching for her always inspiring linky....
I hope to be back soon to share ideas for Bullying Prevention Awareness Week and what we have been up to in our class.