Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Count Down!

Each year, my school has a transition afternoon where all the kids go and spend the afternoon in the class of next their next year teacher. 
 
Last year, my kids came up and I had balloons hanging from the ceiling. They asked me what they were for. I explained my class was counting down the 12 days to the Summer holidays by popping a balloon each day. Inside each balloon was a slip of paper that told the kids a special treat they were having the next day (boy, were those kids excited to come to school those last 2 weeks!). Anyway, those balloons have been mentioned a number of times this year, most recently today! I had totally forgotten that I was going to do it again! Just in a nick of time too, because tomorrow is the 12th day to our holidays!
 
Here's the freebie I posted last year in case you are wanting to use it. Just click on the pic.
 
NOTE: 3 days to go. The 'special surprise' is a big, long bubble wand that I get from Big W for $1 each. Day 3 is also our 'party day' when I give out presents to the kids (since most don't come to school during the last 2 days of school for clean up) so the bubble wand forms part of their present. I also give them a new book or two each, pencils, bookmarks and a 2012 calendar that has a poem and pictures of our year together on it (printed and laminated).

4 comments:

  1. I love that idea. I can see how that would be a huge hit!
    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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    1. The kids have a blast! It's a great way to end the year!

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  2. Great idea! What an exciting way to end the year! Thanks for sharing the cards too.... I'm going to borrow this idea :)

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    1. I hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine!

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