Saturday, May 4, 2013

Calming the Chaos...

Welcome to the Calming the Chaos Blog Hop hosted by 2peasandadog!

All of us bloggers have come together to share our top tips for making the last month of school run smoothly. Visit each of our blogs to learn something new and catch a freebie or two!

Happy Hopping!

Wow, we're in the home stretch! My kindergarten kids are definitely ready for summer... and I am, too! We've been working hard all year and it's nice to be able to have a little down time thrown in during the last few weeks. But, in between the down time and fun end-of-year activities, we still have learning to do! This becomes quite a challenge with my little ones because all they want to do is play outside. So, while we're working on reading, writing, and math, they lose focus when they realize that the sun is shining, it's warm outside, and we aren't on the playground! :)

To help them get focused on the learning portion of our last few days, we plan Fun Days as we count down to the last day. What are Fun Days, you ask? Well, they can be anything! I change it up year to year so that I don't become too bored with them. This year, we're having Bubbles Day, Game Day, Movie & Popcorn Day, Teddy Bear Day, and Dance Day! In the past, we've also done Water Day, Video Game Day, and Sidewalk Chalk Day. We talk about which Fun Days are coming up next and what our behavior and focus needs to look like so that we can get our learning finished and move onto our Fun Day activity each day! It gives the kids (and me!) some down time, and really helps them to focus on the day's learning tasks.

If you'd like to plan some Fun Days with your kiddos, grab this freebie that your students can fill out and take home to inform parents!







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  2. hank you for the neat freebie-day planner! The kids will love it!

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  3. Hi! Cute freebie! I just found your blog through the blog hop, I'm your newest follower!

    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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