Sunday, May 18, 2014


This is a "rerun" of a blog I did last May, but some of you may not have seen it or may not remember it.  You know how kids LOVE to make necklaces and things they can wear, so this is a perfect way to recall the year and give them something to treasure.  Thanks to Keta Turner from DeWitt Elementary in Arkansas for sharing this idea.

"Through the Year" Necklace

Let children string the following beads on a cord as you review the school year.
Yellow bead-August (for the sun-it was summer when we started school)
Brown bead-September (football started!)
Orange bead - October (jack-o-lantens)
Black bead-November (like the Pilgrim hats we made)
Red bead-December (for Santa's suit)
White bead-January (snow)
Pink bead-February (Valentine's day)
Green bead-March (St. Patrick's day)
Blue bead-April (April showers...)
Purple bead-May (May flowers)

P.S. We do not go to school in the month of June, but I thought June could be a clear bead: "Clearly" you worked hard this year.

Note! Some of you might not do holidays, but you could tie this necklace in with seasons (orange for leaves turning colors or pink for the blossoms on the trees) or units of study (red for the field trip to the fire station or green for the seeds we planted).

School Is Over  (Tune:  "Where Is Thumbkin?")
School is over.   (Children echo each line.)
School is over.
Time to go.
Time to go.
We had lots of fun.
Thank you everyone.
Love you so.  (Cross arms over chest.)
Love you so.