50th Day of School FUN!

The 50th day is one of my all-time favorite days of school!  My mom even made me a poodle skirt about 6 years ago! I love it so much!
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One of the first things we do in the day is get our room ready by making these fun records.  Sometimes I have the children just round the edges, sometimes I will trace the circles and have them cut them out.
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I like to have them cut them out completely too because I can really see how their cutting skills are coming along.
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We make self-portraits for our portfolios…here’s mine ;)
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We play a fun sight word game where the children choose a card and read the word.  If they get the Jukebox (or juicebox as the kids like to call it!) we all get up and dance!
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We sort things from the 50s and now.  I’ve done this with my IWB
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and the old fashioned way too!  You can download this pocket chart sort from Eberhart’s Explorer’s!
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We watch how kids dance in the 50s.  The kids get a kick out of watching the guys throw the girls up! “We can’t do THAT in school",” they say!
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We dance and listen to 50s music as much as we can! The music just makes me happy!
We play this super fun pocket chart game where we try to find the cherry for our “brown cows!”
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At the end of the day, we dance in the gym, hula-hoop, do the limbo, chew bubble gum and TRY to blow some big bubbles! And of course, we end our fun day with ROOTBEER floats!
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The 50th day of school is THE BEST.  I love when we walk by older classes and they say “I remember when we celebrated the 50th day!”
…and I LOVE being able to celebrate with my OWN sweeties.  I made this poodle skirt for my oldest when she was in Kindergarten, and I was happy to learn that my 1st grader got to wear it AGAIN this year.
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I have a little packet of fun 50th day stuff if you’re interested! Just click on the image to head over to my little shop.
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47 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness.. I am in LOVE with this idea. Where in the world have I been? We've never celebrated the 50th day, but it is definitely on my "to do" list for next year. I am (slightly) obsessed with all things 50's and vintage & this is right up my alley. Thanks so much for sharing..oh and LOVE the poodle skirts! :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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  2. We celebrated the 50th day this year and it has been one of my favorite days too! So much fun listening to that 50s music and just having a day to HAVE FUN! :)

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  3. We don't actually celebrate the 50th day but this year we have decided to try it! Who can resist when it looks like that much fun! I LOVE your outfit!

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  4. These are awesome activities and ideas!!! I will have to save this for next year!

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  5. Looks like y'all had loads of fun. I have never celebrated the 50th day of school mostly because it sneaks up on us and is in the middle of report cards and Halloween.

    Shuna
    Pocket Full of Kinders

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  6. I love that packet! I bought it last year. We celebrated our fiftieth day today too. :)

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  7. I haven't in the past only the 100th day but the way you have shown it looks like so much fun and something I want to do this year. We are not quite at the 50th day so I can definitely plan this for this year. I just called my mom and asked if she had my poodle skirt she could bring over :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. We dress up in 50's clothes and have coke floats. Renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  9. For sure rootbeer floats!!! (I offer orange too!)

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  10. Root beer floats and a fun fifties day would be an awesome way to celebrate the 50th day of school! Great ideas!

    -Ashlynn

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  11. I think it would be a lot of fun to celebrate the 50th day of school!! I love the idea of having rootbeer floats to help celebrate the big day!!
    Stacey
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  12. I am new to Kindergarten and at a small school where I am the only K. We have not celebrated the 50th day before. But I am going to next year, for sure! It looks like you all had a blast! Thanks for always sharing such great ideas and the chance to win this fantastic pack!

    ~Laura
    luvarbon2@sbcglobal.net

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  13. We make Fruit Loop necklaces... yarn and 5 piles of 10 fruit loops each to make 50. The kids love it. We also make Coke Floats... for some it is the first time they have ever tasted Coke!! We do the bubble gum thing as well. Not many of my Kinders can blow bubbles, in fact, not many have had the opportunity to chew bubble gum!!! It is great fun to watch their faces!! :)

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  14. I just got my first poodle skirt off of ebay and I'm super excited to celebrate this year! We alternate between the bubble gum activity and the root beer floats. All the grade ones get together in the gym and do all sorts of fun stuff 50 times.

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  15. I hate to admit this, but I have never celebrated the 50th Day. :( It sounds so fun! I would love to win a copy for next year and try it out!
    Dina
    dnhabc123@comcast.net

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  16. i just love the 50's clipart. it puts a smile on my face :) my kinders have no comprehension about record players, bobby socks and sock hops. man, i feel old :) vhair61215@gmail.com

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  17. I did not get to celebrate the 50th day of school this year as I was scheduled to be induced. Hopefully, next year though.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  18. We have not celebrated yet and these activites would be perfect!!

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  19. Our 50th day is next week Wednesday. We will be doing some of the same activities in my JK class....my favorite every year is watching them try and make bubbles with their bubble gum! Thanks for the opportunity to win this great unit!

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  20. We do a lot of the same things you do. We also set up some Fischer Price bowling pins in the hallway and have lots of fun bowling!! It is such a FUN day!!

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  21. I just posted a comment and am unsure if it went through so I will try again! This is the first year for me to do the 50th day! I am super excited! I am already making my poodle skirt and am planning activities. My school's 50th day is this Friday so I am trying to get everything together! This pack would be awesome!

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  22. We just celebrated 50th day and it was AWESOME!!!! Kids loved it!! We did a lot of the same activities you did or mentioned. Ill be adding more next year...:). We have a big rock out front of the school that can be painted for special occasions. Next year I'm going to paint a giant 50 on it to take pictures with the kids. I think that'll be a great photo moment. Going today to reserve it for 100th day.

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  23. I haven't celebrated 50th day yet but I want to! Would love to win this pack to get me started!

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  24. Love ALL of these ideas! :-)

    I am following you on TpT!

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    1. At my school we haven't celebrated the 50th day of school before. Your ideas are a great reason to start!

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  25. We just celebrated our 50th day. One of my kids favorite activities was making a paper plate design using a record player!

    Lishelle

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  26. I'm sure the kids have a blast! So cute!

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  27. Super fun, I just wore my poodle skirt for halloween

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  28. Super Cute! Love the sight word practice game with dancing!
    Lauren
    lauren92187@yahoo.com

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  29. Wow, now that's some 50th day celebration, Globalemag

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  30. I love the 50th day!!! Thanks for sharing these great activities.
    Pfdtillerman@yahoo.com

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  31. My kinders would get a real kick out of these activities! Thanks for sharing!
    Lbutrico@hotmail.com

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  32. i got the idea for 50th day of school from Teachers Notebook (Ashley Magee) and your blog a few years ago..and I absolutely LOVE it!! It's such a great history lesson for the kids and they enjoy all the fun stuff --dance parties, root beer floats, dressing up and especially, ELVIS!!!! This would be great as our 50th day is in 2 weeks!

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  33. We have the whole grade get together for a sock hop! Soooo cute to watch them dance!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

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  34. I'm student teaching in a K class and our 50th day is coming up next week. Love your fun ideas of how to celebrate in style!

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  35. We have not celebrated the 50th day at my school. I would love to introduce this to the students. Thanks for your great ideas!

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  36. This is great! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  37. We don't celebrate it yet, but with the pack I think I will next year!! THANKS!
    sarachrobot@hotmail.com

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  38. This is definitely something I'd love to do next year with the kindergarten class I have! What fun :)

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  39. I've never celebrated the 50th Day before but this looks like a ton of fun!! What a blast from the past!!

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  40. Looks like fun, fun, fun, til Daddy takes the Tbird away!

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  41. Bubble gum blowing is hilarious! Thank you for sharing your ideas!!
    Olstads@fonddulac.k12.wi.us

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  42. We've never celebrated the 50th Day of School, only the 100th Day. But now I'm thinking this is a must. Looks like so much fun

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  43. Awesome! That is a fun and exciting way to learn! Congrats on your 50th day! Love these ideas!

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