ABC End of Year Countdown

I know this may be coming to most of you a little LOT late, but I wanted to post about it anyways.  You can pin it and save the idea for next year if you want.  :)

Each year for the last 26 days of school I do an ABC Countdown.  This is not my original idea in fact it has been around since before I started teaching.  I have seen it where some schools start at the letter Z and work their way to the letter A, but I do just the opposite.  I start at the letter A and the last day of school is the letter Z.  My students always love doing this and it helps promote good behavior during those last few weeks when the students (and teachers) are just excited for summer to arrive.

Each year I go over every single ABC countdown I have done and look to see what ideas I want to use for the current year.  If you want to see my last year's countdown, you can click {here}.  This year I decided that it would be so much easier to just compile one big list and then add to it as I get other ideas.

I wanted to share this wealth of ideas with you.  If you would like to see my list of ABC countdown ideas, please click on the images below.  Some of these may not be right for kindergarten, but I put them on there anyways.  It is a list that I have basically been creating for the past nine years.  I hope you enjoy.



If you have other ideas we can add to the list, please comment below and I will update it.  :)



Shoe Sheriffs

Want to see a fun way I encourage my little kindergarten friends to learn to tie shoes?  Hop on over to the Ellison Education Blog and take a look.  You can find my post {here}




It's Currently May!

I am a little late to the party, but I still wanted to link up with Farley for Currently May.


Listening:  My daughter is watching one of the Harry Potter movies while I am working on the computer.

Loving:  This is the only Sunday this month and in the foreseeable future that we have nothing going on.  I am so thankful because I am close to finishing my semester so I had a lot of homework I wanted to get done for grad school.

Thinking:  I always get my kids' teachers a little something and I am having a hard time deciding what to do this year.  Any ideas?

Wanting:  I want to finish my grad school semester.  Only 6 assignments stand between me and the end of this semester.  My goal is to finish them tonight.

Needing:  I need to lay out our clothes for the week because if I don't then we will be running late each morning and we can't have that.  :)

Summer:  yes - I will be going through the graduation ceremony in May, but I won't actually be done with grad school until July.  hope - I hope we can take a family vacation, but it all depends on how my summer semester shapes up.  dream - I want to go to Vegas, but the timing this year was really bad for me.  Hoping for next summer it will be my YES!