You guys, we have ten days left of school until summer break. That seems completely crazy to me. I can assure you, my little learners are completely ready. They are very active, talkative, and acting like big second graders.
I did a fun countdown to Spring Break with Easter eggs and the kids loved it. It made each day leading up to spring break so fun. So, I decided to make a countdown to summer as well.
Here is what I put up on Friday while the kids were in specials. Now, umm… This picture is bad people. I took it with my iPhone and the lighting in my room is super bright. And, I quickly wrote “Countdown to Summer!” because the kids were literally on their way back from specials. So, please don’t judge me… Although I’m totally judging myself. Anyway, the kids were very excited! They kept coming up to me, “Hey, did you know we have ten days left?” and “Oh no! We only have ten days left!” and “You made a countdown!!!!!” Yay!
I put numbers on the front of construction paper and then pasted the countdown poem on the back. That way, when the kids are settled on the carpet for our morning meeting in the morning, the Leader of the Day can take off whatever number we are on and turn it over. That student can then read aloud the poem to the class and the class can figure out what their surprise for the day is.
I’m pretty thrilled with the little poems I came up with. Sometimes, I just surprise myself!
If you are interested in a 10 day countdown with your students, you can click the picture below to get it for free!
I also included different grade levels for the Four Days left of school. I also included a different activity for that day just in case you did not have the accessibility to have your students interview the grade they are entering. For the Five Days left, I also included a different option just in case you did not want to have Candy Awards in your classroom.
I hope that you can use these little poems and that you enjoy your last few weeks left of school!