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Is there a such thing as a low key party? plus winners !!!

Is there a such thing as a low key party? Oh my... I am exhausted! I did get to dart out of school right at 2:00 and now relaxing after a hot shower.

Here are some of my tips. I'd love to know your tips!
1. Have a guest reader - You can really get ready if there's a reader keeping your little ones occupied



2. Pick one craft and don't try to do it on the day of the party. I always run out of time at parties so rarely do I do crafts the day of the party.





3. Kids love using their five senses. I try to fit in some curriculum during parties. This year I covered our Science Unit: five senses.  At Christmas we will be doing a goods and services unit and Holidays Around the World.





4. Keep them busy! Packets are a plus! There are tons of free packets on tpt. Students always need something on their desk. I love my pumpkin time unit and can't wait for Holidays Around the World.

5.  Use signup genius to get donations for party food or supplies. This year we had Chick-Fil-A.  Three parents sent in money other parents sent in paper products, cupcakes, drinks, etc.


How do you keep SANE on holidays? I swear Halloween is the worst :)




Favorite Halloween Games:

Witch Hat Horseshoe




Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween. 
Here are the winners for the recent giveaways


Door Hanger from Elizabeth Ann's : Sara Brown
Kidecals gift certificate : Sidney Ellen Mckay



6 comments:

  1. Fun games...wish my room moms would have had any of these. Instead, we putted. As in golf. One at a time, meaning there was a lot of down time. Hence lots of fighting with light sabers and swords from costumes. :-(

    Your little niece in the black and lime green costume is seriously adorable!

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  2. Love all your pictures. Looks like your class and you had a blast!!!

    Jamie

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  3. What a fun day!! I am totally going to use the idea of a guest reader for our Christmas party!
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  4. Love all of it! Your students are so lucky to have you as their teacher. The five senses activity is great! I bet your kids had so much fun.

    Chelsea
    Fifth Grade Wit and
    Whimsy

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  5. Can you please send your guest reader in to read to my kids or to bring me lunch...or something...on the next party day????????
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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