I’m finally DONE! These last 10 days of school have seemed to drag on and yet fly by. Is that even possible?
Well,Mel over at Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations and some of my Freebielicious Friends are sharing all their fabulous End of the Year ideas, and I thought I would, at the very least, give you a snapshot of some of my last couple of days.
Every year, our entire school heads off for a day of fun and activities at one of our local camps (Michigan has a TON of summer camps by the way). Everyone that is EXCEPT the junior kindergarten and kindergarten classes. We take the opportunity to take over the school while everyone else is gone and hold our very own, just for little big kids, Kindergarten Field Day.
We thankfully started this event a couple of years ago when our then PE teacher took it upon herself to create this day of fun just for the little kids. There are 13 events (we had about 110 kinders/jr. kinders) that rotate every 15 minutes or so. We divide the kids up into groups of about 8-9, and each group has an adult leader. That leader is given a handbook (laminated due to the fun water activities we have going on) that includes a map of the route and the spot where they will start.
Each activity has a description page that gives the leader instructions and what they will need. This makes things so much easier because we don’t need to have additional adults available to man stations. We just use each group leader. They get to their station and they know exactly what to do. When the 15 minutes are up, they look on their map and see the next spot they where they need to travel. Easy Peasy!