We've been talking a lot about going to the beach lately, which is where she happens to be sitting RIGHT NOW, and so my wheels started turning and I decided that it would be awesome to end the year with a BEACH theme.
The last week of school I am planning a "Read by the Sea" day where they bring in beach towels and read independently all day long (and probably listen to some read-alouds). We will throw in some "beach sounds" on the surround sound and have some drinks and snacks too I'm sure.
Tuesday we will do some beach/summer crafts and some writing about our summer expectations.
Wednesday I plan on making some summer centers, or I'll just use some games/centers/puzzles from throughout the year, to just relax and enjoy the time together.
We will have a Movie Madness on Thursday where undoubtedly we will watch Finding Nemo or The Reef or some other beach/ocean related theme. (If you have any ideas of a good BEACH movie to watch I would love to hear about it).
On Friday we will be having a beach ball autograph swap and will make our letters for next year's class (along with a big school assembly). Then SCHOOOOOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!!! (Singing the song in my head already - hehehehe)!
I think the teachers will look even more excited than this!!!! Can't you just picture it???
BUSY BUSY BUSY!! Anyway, here are the worksheets that I made to lead up that "beach bum" week so that I can get everything else done while still keeping them engaged and practicing Common Core Skills. Click Ready for Summer Vacation? PREVIEW to get the preview with 5 worksheets for FREE. If you like what you see and want/need more, head on over to my Tpt store HERE to snag up the rest.
A couple of sample pages for you to see......