I can’t believe it. The year is coming to a close… and we have less than five weeks of school left…! I’m linking up with my sweet BBB Joanne to share one way I keep things fun and exciting as we wind down the year!
Remember I shared with you last year about our ABC Calendar Countdown? We are doing that again this year! Here is my calendar for this year, in case you need any ideas… obviously if your last day isn’t the 22nd, it doesn’t really help you to download it- sorry!
Yesterday was Bubble Gum Day! We used my Bubble Gum Day TPT Unit to have some educational fun. :o)
We started off the day by learning about how gum was “invented” and changed over the years with the bubble gum passage (and chewing gum of course). It was great to practice our test-taking strategies with the questions. Then, we sorted the parts of speech gumballs into their correct gumball machines (adverbs, adjectives, and prepositions). Each gumball has a sentence with a word underlined.
I had my kids work in their table groups to complete this. (I made four sets of the game.) They all took a couple of the gumballs and took turns reading their sentence, and telling where they think the sentence should go and why. They had such a good time- honestly! It makes me laugh because if I had given them a worksheet with these sentences on it, they would have groaned…
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to complete the fun bubble gum writing activity included in the pack because we are trying to get our biographies finished!! But we did get to have some bubble gum fun in math. Students saw how many bubbles they could blow in one minute (I gave them all some Dubble Bubble) and we made a line plot to display our data:
Then they completed the activity using the information from the line plot:
We had to add a plus sign next to the 10 to make it 10+ bubbles because we had some friends blow more than 10! I have some talented kids! 😛
We also had another activity we had to get in during math, so my kiddos didn’t get to play the Sticky Angles game, but my neighbor teammate’s class did! She ran the game boards on the big 11X17 white paper so that all of her kids could play it as a partner game!
You can also print them in color and put them into file folders (laminated) to make a quick file folder game for your kiddos to play anytime, not just on Bubble Gum Day! :o)
If you want to grab this unit to have your own Bubble Gum Day, you can get it for only $3.00 just for this weekend! Enjoy!
Go check out the other ideas linked up with Joanne, too!