I have been doing an A-Z Countdown in my classroom every year for a few years now. It’s my FAVORITE way to end the year!
What is an A-Z Countdown?
In the last 26 days of the school year, you celebrate a different letter of the alphabet by doing something special. I love using it in my third grade classroom because it’s the first time my students will have end of the year testing and it’s a stressful time of year! The A-Z Countdown lets them have something to look forward to each day in between all the test prep and allows a little extra fun in our room. I have seen a lot of people do an A to Z countdown over the years but I’ve tailored my A to Z countdown to be the most exciting it can be for my class and now yours too!
Why Do It?
It’s FUN for everybody involved! My students and I both love doing this. It also makes the last 26 days of the school year so special for us and lets me treasure the time we have together a little bit more.
How to Get Started
Want Details on Each Day?
There is a detailed guide on what I do for each A-Z Countdown Day in my own classroom here!
Every day of the countdown you get:
-A poster to display what day it is
-parent reminders to send home each day
-a page that shows how I’ve implemented that countdown day in my own classroom! This includes tips and pictures to make the most out of each day!
The A to Z countdown has been used in my classroom four years in a row. This packet gives you the tips to make each day the best it can be!
I hope you have a happy end of the school year!!