There’s no denying that we (teachers, administration, students and parents) look forward to school holidays. We all need time to relax and recharge.
I also want to have school days that my students look forward to beside Pizza Friday! How do I do it?
K Days strengthen our classmate connections through a shared, looked-forward-to celebration of time together. They are just plain fun. It’s also easy to incorporate lessons within each K Day.
Here’s my K Day schedule and a few lesson ideas…
- September – Silly Socks Day (pairs, skip counting by 2s)
- October – Funny Hat Day (shapes, colors)
- November – PJ Day (writing, patterns, animals)
- December – Wear Slippers and Bring Athletic Shoes to School Day (measurement, compare/contrast)
- January – Funny Hair Day (tally marks, graphing)
- February – Wear Favorite Team Shirt or Favorite Team’s Colors Day (sorting, classifying, tally marks, graphing)
- April – Earth Day – Wear Green and/or Blue Day (writing, campus clean-up)
- May – Wear Flip Flops and Bring Athletic Shoes to School Day (skip counting by 5s and 10s)
K Days are fun, whimsical and my Kinder kids love them. And, they help break up time between school holidays.
Now only one thing left to decide.
Avocado or donut socks.