Saturday, October 31, 2015

50th Day Fun (Plus a FREEBIE for Your Class)

Do you celebrate The 50th Day of School with your students?  If not, you may want to consider marking the day with some fun learning activities that they will love.
One of the most best parts of 50th Day is dressing the part.  It's a good idea to give your parents plenty of notice so they can get an outfit together.  In class, I like to show the kids pictures from the 1950's, that way they can start getting an idea of what that decade looked like.  Plus, 50's inspired outfits are really easy to pull off.  Roll up a pair of jeans and throw on a white t-shirt (girls add a scarf), there you have it.  
For our 50th Day my team went a little fancier and found some (for lack of a better word) puffy dresses for the occasion.  Amazon has lots to choose from.

This year the 50th Day fell on the same day as my daughter's Halloween party at her school.  Since I planned to take off part of the day to be a mom, I was careful not to over plan our 50th Day activities.  One activity I was sure to fit in was our 50th Day 50 Second Challenge.
Before we started the challenge, I showed my class how to twist, bunny hop, and do the hand jive.  All are dances included in the 50th Day 50 Second Challenge.  I also explained the other tasks in the challenge.
I placed the station cards around my class and gave each student a recording sheet.  I turned on some 1950's music and we began our 50th Day 50 Second Challenge.
The tasks in the challenge are a mix of 50's inspired movement activities and math skills.

If you would like a FREE copy of 50th Day 50 Second Challenge to use in your classroom, click on the picture below.

After lunch our whole first grade went to the gym for a sock hop.  We had root beer floats and one of our sweet parents made a yummy cake for a special treat.  The kids had a great time.

After our little blowout, we'll be ready to buckle down for the next 50 days (or at least until Christmas).
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


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