A Hawaii Classroom Transformation is just what we need at the end of the year! Pack your bags because we’re going to Hawaii! In this real-world activity, students practice all of the standards they’ve learned throughout the year. They’ll get to experience Hawaii as they complete all math challenges. My class learned so much while having fun at the same time! This is the perfect year-end math activity for test prep or review the last few weeks of school.
HAWAII CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
I lay out my classroom first. Dollar Tree tablecloths are awesome for classroom transformations. I put a lot of blue and green tablecloths on the floor during this Hawaiian classroom transformation to set the scene. It made the room look tropical and like an ocean was nearby.
During the summer, you can get a lot of tropical decorations for classroom transformations as well. I got my Hawaiian posters, decorations, and door decor all at Dollar Tree for under ten dollars. I’ll be able to use it over and over again for years to come. Dollar Tree also had some blow-up tropical animals that I was able to place around the classroom during our math block.
In addition to that, I play music to keep the Hawaiian vibe. It’s very easy to find tropical music to play in your classroom on your Smart TV or Smartboard while completing this Hawaiian Classroom Transformation.
HAWAII CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
Next, I explain to my students that in this classroom transformation we are pretending to go on a vacation. My class wore leis as they completed this Hawaii Classroom Transformation to make them feel like they were in Hawaii. In order to complete this activity, students have to solve ten challenges that align with math standards.
HAWAII CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
Every student has a recording sheet. I get it checked and signed. Students who finish the challenges early can do the writing activity. They look for the QR code in each poster around the classroom and scan it. With that, they learn fun facts about Hawaii. Also, I gave out special treat to my students for a job well done. There are adorable Hawaiian pens on Amazon that I gave out to my class as a reward for finishing all ten math challenges.
This is a great classroom transformation to prepare for standardized testing because summer is coming and the Hawaiian atmosphere gets kids excited for summer while practicing math standards at the same time.
You can check out this easy to prep Hawaii Classroom Transformation HERE!
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.
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