Okay, not really. Tomorrow is our teacher day, but that doesn’t count. =) I said goodbye to all my kiddos today and sent them off into the world as fourth graders. Keeping with school tradition, many of the teachers lined up down the center of our bus lane and did cartwheels before the buses pulled out. What can I say? I love my job, but I love summer too!
In addition to science day on Monday, on Tuesday we wrapped the year up with pages this super cute memory book I found from Cara Carroll on TpT for free. Woo! I printed the pages two to a page to reduce copies. We also opened the time capsules we made at the beginning of the year and had a yearbook signing party too. Students who didn’t purchase yearbooks used the memory book so everyone had something to collect signatures on. I won another version of a memory book from Third Grade Love‘s giveaway (psst, she’s giving it away to everyone now so you can click over there to grab it) so I combined my favorite pages from both books. It was nice to have something fun, yet focused, to do right at the end of the year. 🙂
Today we ended the year with our annual field day. At our school, the sixth graders are group leaders who take your class around to all the different events and teachers sign up for shifts to run the games. It’s always so fun for me to see my former third grade kiddos in charge of my current ones. I have to admit that it brings me a little bit of joy to see the sixth graders get somewhat frustrated when they have to be in charge of an excited group of little ones who want to run around and have fun all day. A little payback, if you will. =) I think it’s great for them to see things from a teacher’s perspective and hope it makes them listen and follow directions a little closer when they return to their role as a student at the end of the day.
Overall, it was a great last few days with our Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off, Science Day, and Poetry Anthology Wrap-up too. How do you celebrate the end of the year? Join these linky parties to share your great ideas.
PS- I uploaded another set of freebie frames, this time in primary colors.