Top 3 Pins for the End of the Year!

I truly enjoy linking up with Pawsitively Teaching, Just Reed, and Inspired Owl's Corner for their monthly Pinterest linky.  
It always helps me make some fun plans for the upcoming month.  In this case, May is our last full month of school, so my pins focus on the end of the year!

With this clever idea, there's a new activity in each balloon!  For the last several days of school, there will always be something fun to do!  It is so important to keep the students engaged to avoid behavior pitfalls!

This might be one of the activities in one of the balloons above!  This is just one of 15 "Minute To Win It" games!  You could choose to do one a week or several all in one day!

I think I saved the best for last!  This pin's idea is to give each student a beach ball and then allow the students to write compliments and any other positive words/thoughts on each other's beach balls!  It doubles as a great activity and end of year gift!  I am definitely going to do this with my students as well as the beach ball idea below:

This is a variation on the beach ball theme where the teacher writes different questions or actions to be performed on the ball.  Then the ball is passed around the circle.  When the teacher says stop, wherever the student's right thumb is touching indicates what the students must answer or do!  

For more end of the year ideas, take a peek at my End of the Year Pinterest board:

Follow Mrs. Spangler in the Middle's board End of the Year on Pinterest.

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  1. The beach balls are such a great idea and so cute! Students aren't allowed to sign t-shirts at my school, so this would be perfect! Thank you for sharing and linking up with us! :)

  2. I do Minute to Win It activities at the end of every year! My favorite is when they put a cookie on their forehead and have to get it in their mouths without hands!

  3. Love the ideas for the Minute to Win it activities so much fun for the end of the year! Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love the countdown with the balloons! I have actually seen it before but that you for the reminder because this year would love it! My friend does the beach balls each year and races around trying to find 20-25 in the right size! Thanks for the pins!
    Triple the Love In Grade 1

  5. These are great ideas! I love the dice game the best.
    Second In Line


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