We're finally counting down the last few weeks of school in first grade! As of today, we only have 19 days left. Every year my students and I make a "countdown board" outside of our classroom so we can all count down the days left. This year I decided to go with the same bee theme I did last year, because it turned out so cute!
I was a little pressed for time this year, so I had students do a follow the directions assignment and complete the "Buzzing Bonnie" bee pattern below that I found in one of my Carson-Dellosa books.
The countdown hive is simply a pattern I drew and cut out on a large piece of yellow construction paper, then lamintated. I wrote "Days Until Summer" on the laminated hive with a Vis-a-Vis Marker, and we use a dry erase to change the number each day-- super simple!
We've also made this bulletin board using a paper bee pattern that I created that I have my students follow. I promise to post the template for the bee pattern I created, and for the hive later this afternoon when I'm near a scanner. :)
Do you do a countdown with your students? What does yours look like? Do you do a countdown for any other special events with your students?