I promise I'm still around, just trying to keep my head afloat during these last few weeks of school. Anyone else feel a little like this, just hanging on for dear life until summer vacation.
One of my favorite days of our school year is our "Picnic Day." I prearrange this with our cafeteria staff and they make sack lunches for my students for our picnic. All day, we try and do "picnic" themed activities.
One of the student's favorites is called "Pass the Plate." I write sight words on paper plates. The students sit in a circle and I give each of them a plate. I turn on music, while they pass the plates around the circle. When the music stops, the students take turns going around the circle reading their sight word. We also play this with math facts.
We also spent some time during our day writing about what we would do on a picnic, then illustrating our story on paper plates.
Of course, the highlight of the day is our class picnic. The students love the chance to be able to sit outside for lunch with just our class.
You can find these activities and more in my updated Picnic packet. **If you have purchased this packet in the past, it has been revamped and you will want to go and redownload it at Teachers Pay Teachers.