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Box Lunch

Well I have already transitioned into the phase of summer when I forget what day of the week it is! Love it! I am also loving my coffee in a real mug that is actually still hot when I drink it! Ahhh...it's the little things...
What, you guys don't make pretty pictures in your morning latte??

Thursday was our last day with the kids and it was just a half day. Of course I didn't really start packing up until Wednesday after school - but I actually like doing it last minute. I don't like to break down the room too much while I still have to have the kids function in that room for a few days. But on Wednesday I did indeed bust a move so that when the kids came in on Thursday morning, they were a little freaked out!

The only thing left for them to help with was to empty and clean their desks. After we all accomplished that, we pushed the desks out of the way and had some fun playing Twister, Jenga and Boggle. It was actually a little hard for them to keep themselves occupied without the computers or the whiteboards that they love!

When it was time for lunch in the room, I realized that we had nowhere to sit! It was rainy and nasty and we were being invaded by mosquitos for the past week or so, so outside was not an option. As I looked around, I noticed that I had a few cardboard boxes left from packing that I didn't use. Inspiration struck and we turned those boxes upside down and they became our lunch tables!





It was actually pretty fun! We had a little impromptu picnic lunch and watched a movie together during our last little bit of time as a second grade class. One giant group hug later and off they went - down the halls and out the doors into what I hope is a fun and carefree summer for them all!
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16 comments:

  1. I don't like packing up too much ahead of time either. My room looks so depressing without it's bright colors!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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    1. I'm with you - plus we have to close our hurricane shutters so it's even more gloomy! I'm kind of a procrastinator anyway, so it works for me :)

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  2. I like the "box lunches"! I bet the kids loved it. I second that comment about being able to drink your coffee hot. That drives me crazy when I'm in school. When I get to finally drink my coffee, it never fails- it's always cold. Yuck! Happy Summer!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Ever since they took away our microwaves a few years ago, I've kind of gotten use to the cold coffee..but it still bums me out!

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  3. I bet you gave the kids a last day they won't forget :) Enjoy your summer!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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    1. I hope so! They were cute ones - I won't forget them any time soon!

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  4. It's always interesting to hear what other teachers do on the last day. We also have a 1/2 day. Great idea for lunches.

    Have a great summer...(I've been out for almost a month and every morning before I get out of bed I try and remember what day it is!!)

    Pat

    A Time to Share & Create


    MY WEBSITE

    Fabulous 4th Grade

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  5. I've had an idea for a picnic unit rolling around in my brain - maybe that's where the inspiration came from? I'd like to have a real plan for the last day instead of wining it - but those last days are SO hectic! Maybe I'll work on it now while it's fresh in my brain :)

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  6. What an awesome way to improvise!!! So cute and fun! I'm sure the kids totally enjoyed it and will remember it for a long time;))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  7. I'm definitely in summer mode because all the days blend together. And guess what? I don't know the day or exact date right off top of my head. Shocker I know :) I think it's so funny about the coffee. Happens to me all the time. I have become accustomed to cool coffee! I love the latte art by the way!

    Brittany
    Secondgradesweets.blogspots.com

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  8. Very cute and fun!
    And I always make a picture in my latte. :)

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  9. Oh how I love having warm coffee on summer mornings too! :) Even better, warm oatmeal too! :) Happy summer to you!
    Lisa
    Fourth and Ten
    Formerly Stories From Second

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  10. Love your blog- esp. your comment about hot coffee in a real cup. Nice. It IS the little things, isn't it? The best is on Sunday when I actually get to READ the paper!!!! I'm a new member- come visit me sometime!
    Ann
    Thecaffeinatedclassroom.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the box lunches. My kids and I always eat lunch in the classroom on the last day I'll have to remember this for next year. I'm not a coffee drinker but your picture does look yummy.
    Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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  12. Looks like the kiddos were having a blast. I have the kids help me take down my room.

    Would you mind coming and making a heart in my morning latte?
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

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