50th Day of School–Throwback!

I know that some of you are approaching your 50th day of school soon! Ours is a little bit later this year because we started school after Labor Day.  Even though I’ve switched grade levels, I still plan on incorporating all of these fun things into our 50th day celebration!! I am so excited!!  I thought I would post a little throwback to last year’s 50th day celebration tonight!  Take a peek:


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!
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.
I like to have them cut them out completely too because I can really see how their cutting skills are coming along.
We make self-portraits for our portfolios…here’s mine ;)
IMG_5020 We try to write 50 words!
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!
We sort things from the 50s and now.  I’ve done this with my IWB
and the old fashioned way too!  You can download this pocket chart sort from Eberhart’s Explorer’s!
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!
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!”
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!
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.
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.


  1. This sounds like lots of fun!! I'm sure your kids will LOVE it!
    Connie Anderson

  2. We have your packet...I am heading to the halloween store tonight to look for bargain costumes...I have created my 50's playlist....my question is do you have any read aloud suggestions? So excited to try this this year!!!

  3. I didn't know that you moved to 1st. How do you like it? I moved too. I miss Kindergarten BIG TIME!

  4. I don't know anyone that would say 50's music makes them unhappy. Such an awesome idea to show what life was like in the 50's. I really wish I taught in a school where I could celebrate 50s style...and wear a poodle skirt.
    Teaching Doodles