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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Keep Calm & Survive Second Grade - An End of Year Blog Hop

Hello Blog Hoppers!

Allyson here from Going Strong in 2nd Grade to share an idea to make the end of your school year a little more fun!  I don't know about you, but I think around April when we return from track-out, we starting counting down to summer!  We have about 6 weeks off in the summer, or the kids do at least, and we are all ready and waiting for that last day of school to arrive.

This is my 3rd year of teaching and each year I have done a 10 day countdown to summer and each year I have done it differently.  My first year, we popped balloons, last year, I made scratch off cards that I hung from the ceiling and we scratched one off each day..but this year we are going all techy and doing QR codes!

We still have 17 days of school left..but my QR code surfboards have been hanging in my window for over a week!  Beginning on May 22nd, when we have 11 days left, we will scan a QR code each afternoon to see what we are going to do the next day.  I do it this way so that if students need to bring something like a beach towel for read to self outside, they know to do so the day before.

Some of the things we are going to do during our 10 day countdown include:

*Read to Self Outside
*Shaving cream spelling
*Game Day
*Sidewalk chalk
*and more!!

So, I have a product to share with you so you can surf into summer too!

Not only are the QR code surfboards included in this pack,  I've also included posters if you choose to go that way.  These "posters" are what picture will link up to each QR code when you scan it with your device.  There are a total of 24 activities so you have a lot to choose from, or start counting down sooner!

So, click the image above to head on over to my TPT store and grab your QR codes!  The QR codes and a couple of my other end of year products will be on sale through Thursday, so grab them while they are on sale!

Now, head on over to Diving Into 2nd Grade for your next stop on our blog hop!


  1. I love this new spin on the EOY countdown! Another reason why I wish I had iPads... although I could scan them with my own iPhone and get the same effect!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  2. That is such a cool twist on the end of the year countdown! The surfboards would be perfect for my classroom theme too! :)
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  3. Cute, cute, cute!! And of course with my surf theme this would be a huge hit!! Thanks so much for the fun idea!

  4. My 2nd graders and I love doing a countdown! Fun activities help the end of the year go better :)