Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pop 'Til You Drop

Are you already enjoying your summer or are you still counting down the days as your kiddos' eyes spin in different directions as they hop down the hallway or twirl in circles on the rug?????

Way to go if you made it to the end....will you pray the rest of us do too???

Will you come take us out of the straight jacket on our last day???

What's your phone number because you might be the 1 phone call we are able to make to bail us out of jail because all of our teaching buddies are in the cell with us! =)

My kiddos actually have not lost their minds yet
..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................that was me on my knees praying. =)

To survive this week, we have been having some popping fun.....I almost typed pooping and that is true too because some kiddo (not one of mine) seems to be missing the potty......or a large dog visited the bathroom. I won't share with you the conversations this brought about and of course the potty stories! =P

Okay, that was a squirrel moment!!!!!

Since my buddy Carla and I are the Queens of Brain Pops, this was very fitting!


Here is a quickie of what we have been up to:

*popsicles- you could  make your own as a science lesson but my brain didn't think of that until after I bought some

*popping bingo- the kiddos made their own compound word bingo boards that we are using popcorn for the markers.

*bubble party- different bubble wands and gadgets....each kiddo also has a thing of ice cream or soda bubbles to take home as part of their gift from me

*pop go the numbers- 100's chart clues and number hunt with bubblegum covering the numbers. When the number riddle is solved you get to chew the gum and pop some bubbles

*word pop hop- a race to pop the word wall bubbles (balloons)....kind of like musical chairs and this is a brain pop in the making....I will probably end up adding shaving cream so we can clean our tables as we practice spelling and taking the word wall words off the word wall.

Today, we did the Vowel Pop. I am sorry I have no pictures.

This was so much fun and hysterical!

We had bubbles (balloons) with the vowels written on them. Big blue bubbles (balloons) because I could not find clear balloons at 2 different party stores and the ones they did have were 4 balloons for $1....ummmm, no thank you.

The kiddos came and found a card and after sorting it they had to find the vowel bubble that popped out of the word. They then had to "pop" the bubble. Hilarious doesn't even begin to describe this. I guess since these were helium balloons they were extra thick...especially since I didn't blow them up all of the way so they would be more round like bubbles.

The kiddos were slamming their little booties onto the balloons and bouncing right off of them. Many bubbles had to be popped with scissors. =)

I couldn't even pop one! This was pretty funny too when I bounced off the bubble balloon! =)

You can grab your copy of the Vowel Pop and have tons of fun too!



If you have any questions about this post or game, please leave a comment or email me because my brain is thinking of the 1,000,000 things I need to be doing to wrap up the year and I am sure this post might make sense only to me. =)

Here is another *freebie* that I would love for you to go grab from my TpT store. If you grab it, please consider following my store.


It might be time for me to pop into a bubble bath now! =)

Blessings to you on this Hump Day!

Even though they might be acting like HUGE stinkers, remember that you might be the only one to love that kiddo for the day and many are about to be sent home to no structure and very little love.

We are making our helpful heart bracelets tomorrow and doing a bucket filler activity....my heart is already smiling about this and the sweet, sweet things we will share with each other. This is kind of my way to send off with my kiddos a reminder that they will always be part of a School Family where someone loves them...they just need to look at their bracelet to remember that. =)

18 heart notes:

Angie said...

Love it! It sounds like perfect activities for this time of year! Thanks for sharing! =)

Angie
Rulin' the Roost

Lisa R. said...

I will be praying too for the next 11 days! LOL...thanks for the adorable freebies. I love all your "popping" ideas! :)

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Jammie Fewell said...

Thanks for sharing all your fabulous ideas!! These activities are perfect for getting through next week!! We aren't out until June 1st. Your posts are always so uplifting. :)

Jammie
Www.firstgradestompinground.blogspot.com

Owl Things First said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. We are going out of 1st and into 2nd with a "BANG"! So...I can work popping into that, can't I! I save packaging bubbles from Amazon and have my owlets jump on them to commemorate learning goals.
Jenny

Owl Things First

Allyce said...

I literally had kids spinning on the rug two days in a row.
I just bought some of the conscious discipline books and can't wait to read them this summer-or this weekend.
Have a great rest of the year!

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing the great ideas! Only two full days and htree half days for us:-)

meadowt said...

I love the POP idea!! Thanks for sharing.
Barbara
happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com

zputty said...

Thank you - I love the Pop game - I may incorporate bubbles along with it. It will be a great end of the year activity and also fit in with some reading "work" during my summer program.

You're very generous and always make me feel more positive!

Valerie

Kara said...

Your blog inspires me! Thank you for doing all you do.

<3 Kara

Mrs. Schatz said...

I know this is unconventional but I am one of your followers, I have not been on in a while due to things going on within my school district that have made it hard to contribute. I wrote a post on my blog today briefly letting people know about what is going on. If you could stop by and read it and spread the word to ask others to read it I would appreciate it.
Thank You With All The Love,
Mrs. Schatz

ThinkWonder Teach said...

Love LOVE LOVE!! The poppin' fun! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to hear more and see pictures of your bracelets. You inspire me to be so much more as a teacher. Thank you! I am ordering the Conscious Discipline book this weekend! WOO HOO!

Misty
Think, Wonder, & Teach

Chrissy said...

You are making their last days very memorable!
I miss my kinders and our classroom...but not the alarm clock. :-)

Thanks for the Pete freebie--I am delighted to follow your shop!
ReadWriteSing

Miss Foote said...

Thank you for the inspiration. For our end of the year class party, I decided to do a"pop" party and have lots of things with "pop" in them. My kiddos are off to a great list...pop rocks, pop tarts, popcorn, (I had to say no the pop-its idea)

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

Eileen Griffin said...

I love the pop it party. My kiddos would love it! I hope you continue to post throughout the summer. I enjoy the inspiration.

Maureen said...

I love Pete the Cat :)
Thanks for popping by my blog! It led me to yours! :) I'm your newest follower!

Maureen
The First Grade Splash

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