Friday, May 31, 2013

Shorty Awards, Dinos and Chicken Soup with Rice

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This will be my last Five for Friday
and Friday Flashback until
school starts again! I have enjoyed 
participating in this weekly linky!
I hope you were able to get some 
new ideas from my posts!
I know I found many amazing 
new things to do and try from blogging!

1. The Shorty Awards

(Movie Award, Candy Bar Award
and Classy Award)

Parents are invited to our
annual Shorty Awards.

(I didn't get any pictures of parents!!!)

Students walk the red carpet and
 receive an award for their 
performances in our three class movies. 

I buy the Movie Buff awards
 at Oriental Trading.

12 Movie Buff Gold Trophies

  They give an acceptance speech.

I award them their Classy Award
and their Candy Bar Award.

I have done these for years.
Mine were NOT cute!
I found these from Reagan
and they are FREE!!!
Much better!

We eat snacks while watching a
movie (picture slideshow) of our year.
(I forgot the before picture!)

We view our star biographies
and Walk of Fame stars.

We get star autographs
and the paparazzi take pics!

The award certificates and
the autograph page go into
their scrapbooks.  The scrapbooks
contains their quarterly self-portraits,
writing samples, a letter from their
parent when they were star of the week,
letters to Santa and the president as
well as the president's letter to them.
I am sure I am forgetting some things!

At the end of they day,
we watch the 3 movies we made!

Where Are They Now?
The Peter Rabbit Operetta
The Mother's Day Tea

2. Dinosaurs

This is a t-rex footprint!

Does anyone know where I can
get these plastic dino skeletons????

I have had them for years and can't
find them to buy more! I bake them
in chocolate cupcakes for the students
to "dig" for dinosaurs.  They love this
and I hated not doing it with my class
this year! I only had 20 left! 

They don't actually glow...
this guy is orange and the flash
from my camera did something wonky!

3. Character Counts

Each quarter we have a Character
Counts party to celebrate the students
who have achieved character counts behavior.
We were supposed to go to the park,
but due to the rain, rain, rain,
we had to have it in the gym.
We played fun songs for 30 minutes 
while the kids and staff danced.
We also enjoyed popsicles. 

Quarter 1- bowling at a bowling alley
Quarter 2- games in the classroom
Quarter 3- movie with popcorn and drink

4. Chicken Soup with Rice

Product Details

For one of our weekly poems,
at the beginning of each month,
we read the Chicken Soup with Rice
poem out of our big book for that month.
I have typed copies for the kids to put
in their poetry binder.
At the end of the school year, we watch
the video and have chicken soup with rice.
I didn't take pictures!
I couldn't find a big book to link to it.
I couldn't find the video to link to it either!

5.  Track and Field Day

Track and Field was cut short because
of the rain. The two events that we did have 
were on the cement in front of the
school instead of the football field.
A little disappointing but they had
fun anyway!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love your red carpet! And that your kids give a speech! That is so cute :)

    Have a great weekend!
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  2. Your award's ceremony looks fabulous! I am certain that was a day that they will never forget. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. So cute Kim,
    I did something so similar years ago with the red carpet and they loved it. I think the parents even more than the kids. Enjoy your summer.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. Love your shorty awards celebration with your kids! I bet they had a blast! I'm trying to be new follower of your cute blog- having troubles today on some sites- not sure why. I'll have to come back and try again. I'm having a giveaway; hope you can visit!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  5. That red carpet idea is so awesome! And you really do it all - even the statues and hand prints! Incredible, and what great photos those make too. Thanks for sharing such inspiring ideas!
    I'm a new follower!
    Whimsy Workshop

  6. Great post! Love the star biographies! What a great experience for the kids...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

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