5.24.2012

biographies, books, and clowns... oh my!

The end-of-the-year is near {5 days}, but you wouldn't know it in my classroom! My students are keeping busy with their autobiographies, book goals, and all of our end-of-the-year activities.

We are finally finishing up our autobiographies and they are DARLING!
My students are so proud of them and they get to take them home after our ukulele program on Tuesday.
I have a few students who are finished, but they still want to look through their autobiographies everyday {very slowly}, because they are so pleased with the finished product. Too cute!

You can check out the autobiographies by clicking {here}.







I also gave my students Candy Awards made by Reagan Tunstall. Since I have a circus them in my classroom, my mom dressed up as a clown and passed them out for me. My students were all giggles, because of the silly clown, and they loved getting an award! This was a perfect end-of-the-year activity!!

The awards were sitting in this box all day just taunting my students!
 They were dying to know what was in the box and they weren't disappointed with the result!


Click {here} to check out these adorable Candy Awards!


We also made our summer reading goals! Don't you love these books? 
Click {here} to snag this activity for yourself! 

    

My students will take these books home and put them somewhere special in their rooms, 
so they can remember their summer reading goals.

What fun things are you doing to celebrate the end-of-the-year? 
How many more days do you have left?

27 comments:

  1. Those autobiographies are priceless. I can't wait to do it next year. About how long would you say it took to complete? Was it a year long project?

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  2. @Lori: They can be completed in about a week! :)

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  3. I LOVE the biographies! I have 5 weeks...and to be honest I am trying to survive all the paperwork. I usually have a week of daily celebrations my last week of school.
    My Second Sense

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  4. That's amazing! They certainly look like a lot of careful thought went into making them. The parents will be more than pleased. As am I!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  5. Oh my goodness, those autobiographies are absolutely perfect!!! Love them Lindsey!!

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  6. OMG. Your are such a life saver. We've been reading biographies in our reading curriculum. I told my students we were going to spend the end of the year writing biographies and autobiographies (our reading series ends tomorrow). I was planning on trying to create something this weekend, but I'm totally just buying your TpT unit now. Yay for a stress free and relaxing weekend now. THANKS!!!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  7. My students loved making their autobiographies too!

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  8. What great ideas you have! I had students write bio Poems which I then compiled and turned into a class book. They will treasure their books as well as your students treasuring their autobiographies.

    Http://ericashep.blogspot.com

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  9. Those autobiographies are adorable! I need to buy them for my firsties next year!

    Are you staying in 2nd next year??

    Susan
    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

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  10. I just picked up the summer reading craftivity! I'm SUPER excited to make the books and pledge sheets! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
    Tori
    toristeachertips.blogspot.com/

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  11. I think I am obsessed with your autobiographies! I can't wait to use them next year.

    Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

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  12. Love the autobiographies and summer book goals! Too cute!
    Jenn
    Finally in First

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  13. Oh my goodness, I LOVE everything! Super CUTE!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  14. Great ideas! Aren't moms seriously the best?!?! A couple years ago my mom came to school dressed up as Zero The Heroes Wife. She was a hit! I love the idea of putting the awards in a wrapped box to build the suspense. Brilliant as always!

    Sheila
    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

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  15. Hi Lindsey!
    I am excited to try your biographies unit next year! I love that you put the awards in a big box! I am doing them today! Thanks for sharing them. You are fantastic! I love when I see a new post from you!

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  16. Love that your mom dressed as a clown. I bet your students were thrilled!!

    Jodi
    fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your blog! I just started my own teaching blog- I am giving away a $25 Target card. Check it out: http://everynewbeginningblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/25-target-gift-card-giveaway.html

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  18. Great post! I still have four weeks to go, so I can use lots of your ideas. Thank you!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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  19. I love the autobiographies! What a great idea!

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  20. Ok little lady you have out done yourself again! I love the summer book goal. I wish I had this 2 weeks ago when I was out of school. I will be buying this for next year. So great!
    -Lauren
    www.weeklyhive.blogspot.com

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  21. Cute! LLove the awards. I blogged about a reading pledge last week too!

    Emily
    Tangled with Teaching

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  22. I can't believe you got those awesome biographies done in a week! I love surprises for the kids too, it is so fun to watch them speculate over what is in a box. I love the summer book goals too! I would be curious to see how many exceed them!

    http://fromafirstyearteacher.blogspot.com/

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  23. Hey Lindsey! I know I commented earlier saying I was going to buy this TpT unit... well I did buy it and my students just finished theirs. It turned out awesome. They absolutely LOVED making them. I just posted about ours on my blog if you want to see :) Thanks for sharing the idea!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  24. What a nice way to end the year! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  25. Those biographies are SO CUTE!!! I'm your newest follower:)
    Laura
    Over the 1st Grade Rainbow

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  26. Also love the autobiographies. Also love your easel! What company makes it? Thanks :)

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