January 8, 2017

Noon Year Party!

We celebrated the new year with a Noon Year Party! I got the fabulous idea from Chris Pombonyo. You can check out how he celebrated here

We started our day off with a countdown clock projected on the board.

To add a little new year fun to our math, I used a subtraction scoot I already had, to build a noise maker. 
I divided my students up into groups and had them work together as a team to solve the problems. Each time they got four answers correct, they received a piece to their noise maker until their noise maker was complete.

What new year would be complete without setting goals? We spent some time reflecting on goals that they had already accomplished in 2016 and what new goals they would like to set for themselves for the new year.

How could we call it a celebration without balloons, party hats, and a toast?! 
Five minutes before noon we grabbed our noise makers, put on our party hats and headed to the carpet to countdown to noon. My kiddos were so excited for the balloons to drop!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Happy Noon Year!!! 

We finished our celebration with a sparkling cider toast and a cheer to the noon year!

This was such a fun way to celebrate the new year and welcome the students back to school after winter break. It would be a lot of fun at the beginning of a new school year too!

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