Friday, May 25, 2012

Our Last Day in Pictures

Here's how we enjoyed our last day together! It really hasn't sunk in yet.
We laughed, we cried, we played!

 Minute to Win It!  Oh so fun!  I made some first grade modifications and it went off without a hitch!  If you don't have it just click {Here} (it's a freebie)

Game 1 Go Fishing.
I did this one 2 at a time.  They had to fan their tissue paper fish under the little brown table.  It was a fish trap in case you were wondering.  Sorry they are blurry...moving too quickly for my iphone!

Game 2 There she blows.
You have to blow the cup off the other side of table only using a straw.
(modification is lean on the table if needed :) )

Game 3  Nose Diving
Transfer cotton balls from one plate to another with your nose (and some Vaseline!)

Game 4 Bean There Done That
Students suck a bean to the end of a straw and run it to another plate.
This was hard for some because they had to suck in for a longer time than they ever had but they all got at least one bean transferred after figuring out how to not breathe out.

 Game 5 Scrambled Breakfast
Put together a cereal box puzzle.
I paired them up and didn't time them.  Everyone was able to figure it out with a partner.

Game 6 Noodling Around
You are supposed to get 3 noodles on a spaghetti stick with NO HANDS.
modification- break the long spaghetti in half and have them get only 2 noodles.  I modeled how hard it was so they didn't give up right away.  I didn't time this one.  It's tough!

Game 7 Face the Cookie
You have to get a cookie (nilla wafer) from your forehead to your mouth with only scrunching your facial muscles.  HILARIOUS!  Very tough...few did it.  But I modeled it and they died laughing.  My cookie did NOT make it into my mouth.

 And FINALLY.......We Rolled out the butcher paper red carpet and did our CANDY AWARDS!  We just did these at the end of our last day as a class.  It was precious and perfect.  They all seemed really excited and happy and the red carpet just made it SO GLAMOROUS!
                                                                Free Candy Awards HERE!

I have other awards in my store :
Academic Awards
Personality Awards
And Monthly Awards! Just click the pictures to check them out!
(The date has been removed)

Happy End of Year!


  1. Looks like a memorable last day was had by all! Happy Summer!

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

    1. Love this idea, I teach at the High School level and I think they would have just as much fun with it. Thanks for sharing : )

  2. Looks like so much fun!
    I love the red carpet as they accepted their awards
    It will sink in later for them you kept them so just they forgot to be sad!

  3. These are too cute! I already have your candy awards and printed, but I'm still trying to figure who gets what :) The red carpet was a great idea!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

    1. Where can I print the candy awards? Too cute!

  4. Looks like so much fun!! I love the red carpet {What a great idea}! My kids loved your candy awards! Hope you have a Happy Summer!

    The First Grade Dream

  5. So doing the red carpet! I am in love!!!!!!

    A Year of Many Firsts

  6. Ooohhh I LOVE the red carpet idea!
    Dragonflies in First

  7. The red carpet is awesome!! I LOVE your Minute to Win It ideas. :) Yay for summer!!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  8. What an AWESOME last day! I sure wish mine went down like that! Oh well, there's always next year! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I love your ideas for the games! :)

  10. This post was just what I needed! I have been trying to brainstorm end of the year celebration ideas and this is perfect. The catwalk looks so fun and some of your cuties are really hamming it up! Also, the sign you have makes a great photo op. Thanks for the inspiration. I have a serious case of the end of the year teaching block.

    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

  11. Wow! It looks like you all had such a great time! I really wanted to do Minute to Win It and didn't get to it. My fifth graders loved the candy awards too!

    Check out my new blog- I am having a giveaway with a $25 gc to Target to celebrate!

  12. The runway....the cereal boxes...the pasta...the AMAZING awesome!! I think you kids may shed a few tears when they leave you and go to the next class:(

  13. You put so much into your last special day with your kiddos! I'm sure they enjoyed it!! What an awesome time!!!! Love the minute to win it games!! Too fun!! Red carpet was an awesome touch!!!

    OH btw, my name is know, from 4th Grade Florida.....jI thought you got lost....then you posted so I knew you weren't lost....maybe just kidnapped by the leprechaun!! JK!!! I miss your sunny comments:/

    Happy Weekend!!! Oh, so if yesterday was your last day, are you done, done or do you go back in next week for teacher days and clean up???

    4th Grade Frolics

  14. That looks like a blast! Thanks so much for sharing the ideas!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  15. I love the Minute to Win It idea. It looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

    The Teacher's Backpack

  16. How fun! I'm working on organizing your candy awards for my kiddos this weekend! They're going to love them!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  17. The games look like so much fun!! Our parents are coming next week to see us get our candy awards. I can't wait!! Thanks so much again for making them!

  18. Thank you for the amazing ideas!!!! Thanks to you, my last day of school is planned! :) Thanks again!!!

  19. Oh my word!!! This is so amazing! Why didn't I think of it?!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog is Having a Giveaway!
    My TpT Store 20% Sale

  20. How stinking fun is your classroom...I want to be in your room! My chickadees LOVE playing minute to win it like games. Way to create excitement for you kiddos.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  21. Oh my goodness!! Too much fun!!


  22. You know how sometimes you see an idea, and it just blows you away, and you're like "I can't believe I've never thought to do that"? Your cereal box puzzles just did that for me! Honest-to-goodness genius right there!

  23. Thanks for the visuals. I had downloaded the Minute to Win It already and look forward to doing this with my class.

    Cialini Chat

  24. What a great idea!! I love how serious some of the kids are:) That is a fun memory for them to have on their last day!

  25. Thanks for the great last day of school activities. My last day is next Thursday, and I will be using your ideas! Thanks so much!

    Delighted in Second

  26. I love this! You all look like you had so much fun. I'm going to use some of these for sure. Thanks!

    First in Maine

  27. Thanks for setting this all up! I'm totally copying you. :)

    Enjoy your summer break!
    Oh My Little Classity Class

  28. Thanks so much for posting. I'm going to use a variation of these for my back to school week. I'm a new blogger and I love your blog!


  29. We have three weeks left. Where do I get a copy of your Candy Awards? Sounds ever so cute. I am for sure going to do Minute to Win it. THANKS.

  30. Printed off my awards today and got my 'red carpet' all ready! I can't wait to do this next week during our parent day. I think I'm more excited than the kids will be! Thanks so much for your great ideas!

  31. These were great. We enjoyed giving these out in our first grade classes, and the parents really liked them.

  32. I used your red carpet idea for my awards time with my students. They loved it! They were giving each other high fives as they walked the carpet. I am going to use the games on the last day after our talent show. I know they will enjoy--thank you for the ideas!

  33. I just checked TPT and don't see the candy bar awards. Are they in a different location now? I would love to use them but the link doesn't take you to them....

  34. I took them down because I never heard back from the candy companies about using their logo. I just decided to stay on the safe side! Thanks for letting me know and I appreciate your interest!

  35. This is so wonderful! I teach middle school science, and I think that these would be great for my students as well. You're students are so lucky!

    1. OOPPPSSS...Your....sorry. I think I really need Christmas break...LOL.

  36. Can't wait to play the games with my TBI young adults! Thanks so much! What a fun and creative teacher you are!

  37. Will you come be the teacher for my children? These kids look so happy. It's obvious they love school - job well done!

  38. This would be a great idea for my AmeriCorps after school students that I tutor. Thanks a bunch :D

  39. I just wrote about how successful my Candy Bar Awards last year. The kids really love them!

    I'll be adding the red carpet this year!!

  40. Thanks for sharing your fun games and Candy Awards with us!

    Creative Lesson Cafe

  41. OMGoodness!! Iam still smiling!! Thanks for the great ideas and sharing your fabulous day with us!! I am definitely going to be red carpeting it this year!! LOve your site!! :)

  42. I am in love with your idea about the red carpet and candy awards!! I am looking for your candy awards but can't find them....

  43. My kiddos LOVED these awards! Thanks for ALL your GREAT ideas!!

  44. Thanks for sharing!! This is adorable!!

  45. These are great ideas and so much fun!!

  46. I would like to print the candy awards but they keep coming out blurry. Do you know what I'm doing wrong. If you have copies would you email them to I would love to have them. You are so creative!!
    Thanks, Julie

  47. Help, I can't find the candy bar awards here or TPT. ?? Thanks!

  48. I gave out my candy awards today! What an awesome time we had! My students were so excited to see what award everyone got. Thank you for giving them away as a freebie! You ROCK!!!

  49. What darling ideas! Our last 2 days are a talent show and award's day. Most of the parents pick the kids up right afterwards(!!) and only a few stay til noon dismissal. But we could do it the week before the end of school! Thanks for this!

  50. Kids are looking so naughty and having ultimate fun!!

    Fun Fun Fun

  51. Hello,
    I would love to use your candy awards for my class. Would you be willing to share them?