Friday, June 7, 2013

Five for Friday!-End of the School Year Edition

I got to say my four favorite words yesterday!  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! 
To celebrate, I'm linking up for Five For Friday!

1.  Monday we held our Kindergarten Graduation!  
 Aren't they cute!
We sang four songs:
1.  Each of us is a flower...Charlotte Diamond
2.  What I
3.  Kindergarten Graduation Song...Tune of Love & Marriage
4.  It's Time to Say Goodbye to my Friends...Dr. Jean

We then went back to my classroom for dessert and to watch the SmileBox DVD I made for families.  It was a lot of fun and a great way to end the year.

2.  Minute to Win It
Another kindergarten teacher and I got our classes together for Minute to Win It!  We got the idea from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits.  It was a blast!

It has been a tradition at our school to have an end of the year dance party.  The media specialist puts speakers outside and we all go outside for the Chicken Dance & Cha Cha Slide.
I love it!  Then all the teachers go and line up by the first bus and wave to the kids as the buses leave.

4.  Mystery Bus 2013
Every year a grade level plans a Mystery Bus outing for the last day of workshop.  This year was our year and we planned on going to The Shout House.
It also happened to be 80s night!
Here is our team ready to board the bus.
The weird thing is that we found all of our clothes at Walmart!  The 80s have returned people!  If I see shoulder pads or people ratting their hair, I'm opting out!
My lovely team got me on stage by pretending it was my birthday.  I'm NOT going to share pictures of that :)

5.  My daughter's last day of school was yesterday.
 First day of school
Last Day of School

I also want to tell you about a fantastic giveaway my friend Sara is having over at
She is celebrating 100 followers!
I'm excited to be a part of it! 
Enter by clicking on her header above.

I love the first day of summer break.  My girls are still in their PJs and I am checking things off my to-do list!

Link up with Doodle Bugs here!


  1. WOW! Your daughter looks like she has grown a foot!! We also wave to the buses on the last day. One of my favorite traditions!! New follower!

  2. I am so jealous! Your school does so many fun end of the year activities! I love your song choices for the graduation!

    Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

  3. I'll definitely have to try the Minute to Win It next year. It looks so fun!

    Second Grade Nest

  4. I LOVE how you played minute to win it with your kids! I'm going to have to remember that for next year! My kids would have loved that! That must have been so much fun!! I also had my last day of school yesterday and I am so glad that summer has started!
    Look forward to following your blog!
    You newest follower,

  5. I love those 80's outfits! Really - what were we all thinking back then?
    Whimsy Workshop 

  6. I love the Minute to Win It ideas- and your dance party to end the year. How fun! Your daughter grew up so much this year. So cute to see those pictures. Time flies... Enjoy your summer!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  7. Your graduation looks like it was fun!! Your daughter has grown so much!!

    Enjoy your summer!!
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  8. We also wave the busses off with the addition of water hose spraying.The kids love it but I'm not so sure about the bus drivers! Your graduation looks like it was fun and now it's time to relax!

    1. Water hoses?! That is awesome! I'll have to bring that idea to my principal next year.

  9. My sons still haven't had their last day yet...but man, do we need summer here in Chicago. :)

    You are so right about the 80s. It really feels like I'm reliving my childhood each time I shop lately.

    Happy Summer,
    The Classroom Creative

  10. I love your graduation songs and end of year fun! Our district wanted us to stop "graduating" kindergarteners... We had a very cute play this year- but I do miss graduation!!!

    Berry Sweet Teaching Treats

  11. The minute to win it looks like so much fun! The kids look like they had a bast with it! Hope you have an awesome summer! Enjoy Disney!