the countdown is ON!

Only 13 school days left!!!!!!!!! To countdown the days, we are popping one balloon a day and each
balloon is filled with something fun/exciting to do that day. I got this fun great idea from 
Mrs. Gray over at Here We Go Loopty Loo. Click {here} to check it out. 

We started with 20 days to go and my students are loving it, in fact, they are a tad bit obsessed!

On the first day of the countdown, we had a "special animal visitor" and my sister brought her baby bunnies. I sat my students in a circle and let them hop around! They loved them!

Another day we had Boggle day and they got to play Boggle when they finished their work. I didn't have time to make the cute Boggle boards I see all over Pinterest, but my document camera worked just as good!

Today we did this fun science experiment with vinegar, baking soda, a bottle, and balloons! 
Click {here} to check it out.

Here is a list of some of the activities I have filled my balloons with. 
Click the image below to check it out:

I also came across a darling blogger {First with Franklin} who did a similar idea in her classroom. 
Click {here} to check out her blog and get some more ideas for your own countdown!

How are you spending your last few days of school?


  1. I love this idea Lindsey! I will have to start it later this week or next week. Thanks so much for the fun activity ideas also!

    Delighted in Second

  2. Love it! Come do this in my room :)

  3. I still have 4 weeks left...so now i am planning kindergarten graduation...

    Apples and ABC's

  4. What a fun idea. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. I saw this popping up on pinterest, and then forgot about it! :( We only have 7 days left, but we sure need something to get us through!
    Stories From Second

  6. My side of the hallway has been doing this. We had music all day, no shoes all day, pick a seat( a treat is under the chair), film festival, etc. there is 6 classrooms on my hallway so it has been fun. We have 6 more balloons to go. I need to get it up on my blog.
    Melinda King
    Tales of the sassy second graders

  7. I have to be honest, I saw the bunny and lost focus! So stinkin cute!
    I have two with MAJOR allergies this year- so no animals at all! boo..
    fingers crossed for next year!

    Going Nutty!


  8. super cute! I bet they love it: )

    I love your classroom, graphics and resources too!

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  9. We have been doing the same thing! We are on Day 4 now :)

    Come by and see!!!


  10. When my students poped the balloon that said "sidewalk chalk lesson" one of my girls got very serious and said "we already know how to use sidewalk chalk." I explained that we were learning a math lesson but using sidewalk chalk. Next year I will re-word that balloon.

  11. I love this! How fun. I am going to do this for the last 7 days of school. Thanks for sharing the idea.
    First Class Teacher

  12. I love the science experiment, paper airplane contest and a few others. I think I'll have to change things up a bit when I do this next year! :)
    First with Franklin

  13. I saw this on Pinterest also, and really want to do it as well!

    Love some of your ideas :)

    Enjoy your last 20 days!

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  14. Love the books and balloons! Totally going to do them for the last two weeks.

    Tangled with Teaching

  15. Oh wow, what a fantastic idea. I have shared it on Pinterest for others. I hope you don't mind that I've shared. I just know other teachers will go crazy for your fab idea. Oh and the kids will too!!!!!

  16. We just started this today. I posted all of our activites on my blog. Feel free to check it out and follow our page!!!!

  17. I love all of these ideas! I did the vinegar, baking soda, balloon trick and read Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm beforehand. I dressed up in overalls and labeled the soda bottle, vinegar, and baking soda containers with titles like "Magic Balloon Planter". :) It was such a hit!!! Something about balloons of any kind seem to attract an abundance of attention from little ones!

  18. What a great blog post! Very creative ideas to help everyone cope with the end of the school year!

  19. I absolutely love this idea. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to implement.


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