May Pick 3 Pinterest Linky

May has arrived and it is time to plan for the end of the school year! Yippee! Our last day for students this year is not until mid-June, but I have been busy gathering ideas and supplies to make the last weeks super special for my students. Maybe some lucky students and teachers get to start their summer vacation in May, but as for me, I’ll just be planning. 🙂

I am happy to link up once again with Inspired Owl’s Corner and PAWSitively Teaching for the Pick 3 Pinterest Party!

Here are my favorites for the month of May.

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This idea looks like so much fun and will surely send them off with a blast. Count down the last ten days of school by popping balloons! Each balloon contains a slip of paper with a special surprise for the day. If you follow the link, there is a free printable download with the ten slips of paper to put inside. The ideas are really simple and fun. I especially like, “You are so bright, we have to wear shades.” So cute! Now, my only dilemma this year is that we have a latex allergy in the building. I need to get creative and figure out an alternate for latex balloons. Hmmm. Maybe colorful bags?

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I am already on the lookout for some nice, colorful frames for this end of year gift for my students. Give each student a copy of the class list and have them write one positive describing word for every classmate. Then, create a Wordle for each student at I like the idea of keeping the finished product a secret when they are writing the descriptive words. This will be such a nice, personalized gift!

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Minute to Win It is such a fun game to play in the classroom. Inspired by the television show, students are given simple challenges to complete in a minute’s time. This pin inspired me to create some new Minute to Win It challenges for the end of the school year. Reagan Tunstall shares seven easy to prepare challenges that she uses with her first grade students. I am sure that my third graders will be equally challenged by these games. I have already started saving cereal boxes for the “Scrambled Breakfast” challenge. 🙂

If you are looking for some more May inspiration, check out what others have picked for the month of May! The May Pick 3 Pinterest Linky is open through May 31th. All are invited to link up below to join in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Click here if you would like to enter for a chance to win my Interactive Math Kit BUNDLE. It is a 200 page download that includes six interactive math kits (five lapbooks and an envelope book). The giveaway ends on May 10th.

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  1. Kidpeople Classroom
    May 3, 2015 / 10:10 am

    Love all your ideas! Might do that balloon popper… though I have six weeks of school left, so it will be a while 🙂 Thanks, KathleenKidpeople Classroom

  2. Lori Booze aka Teaching Tykes
    May 3, 2015 / 11:47 am

    I have always wanted to do the balloon popper. You will have to let us know how it went.Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Inspired Owl
    May 3, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Such fun pins! I am dreading the last day. I am excited to make the picture frames though! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  4. Sarah Koves
    May 3, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    I love the balloon count down…might do this for my seniors.Kovescence of the Mind

  5. Ms. Makinson
    May 3, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    I love the countdown idea! Maybe you could just use brown paper bags and have the kids decorate them or I am sure you could get some colourful party bags at a dollar store! If you do decide to do the countdown, I look forward to reading a blog about it! :)-Emily

  6. Cindy Stockdale
    May 3, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    Love the minute to win it games! It would be great for the last day of school!

  7. Barbara
    May 3, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Really like the balloon idea and the wordle gift. Thanks!

  8. Kim Wood
    May 4, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Love minute to win it games! Great ideas. Thank you!

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