Saturday, May 14, 2016

Summer Countdown Blog Hop!


Summer is a'coming!!! I have only 10 1/2 days left with my students, which means we'll be starting our 10-day balloon countdown on Tuesday! Some of us have gotten together to share some of our tips and freebies with you to help your summer countdown end smoothly!

My summer countdown tip is....Don't start your countdown too soon or begin tearing down your room. I like to do a 10-day countdown or less. Students are already beginning to check out, and once they see bulletin boards being torn down or things being packed up, you might as well call it a year, because they will! Keep your students engaged in learning until the end. 

 A couple of years ago, I started doing a 10-day balloon countdown in my room and it seems to be the all-time favorite! What makes it so fun is not only do I choose the best behaved students to pop the balloon each day, each balloon has a slip of paper in it with some sort of fun activity that we do that day! You can easily shorten this to less days too. 


Click on the picture to download 20 activities for your balloon countdown!

You may also like this summer countdown that I used to use before I started doing the balloon countdown! You can also download it for free! 



Another tip to ending your year smoothly, is to get a head start on next year so you're not so overwhelmed come August or September! I'm going to help you do just that, by giving you a chance to win this USB Flashdrive Bracelet loaded with products for next year!! 



Two winners will be chosen! Bracelets will be loaded with 6 products of your choice from my store and shipped directly to you! Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents! 



Cheers to a smooth ending and a happy summer!!


9 comments:

  1. I have never seen a flash drive bracelet. That's amazing!

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    1. I love them! Never lose another flash drive again!

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  2. Love the balloon countdown idea! Too bad I live in Canada and can't enter your giveaway :(

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  3. Your summer countdown is a great idea! I agree with not packing up too early, the students are already antsy - keeping the routine and classroom as close to normal helps them to remember that school is still in session!

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  4. I love your Summer Countdown! And that flash drive bracelet is GENIUS! Where did you get that??? Thank you for hosting this fun hop!

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    1. Thanks so much for participating in the hop!! I've participated in your Pinterest Pick 3 linky party a few times. I got the flashdrive bracelets from USB Direct. They asked me to do a review last year and sent me a package of 24 with my logo. I love them!!

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