Today we had a "silly party!" All of the first graders at my school have been working hard to master their addition facts to 18 with at least 80% accuracy. We've been taking timed math tests since October. Today we celebrated this accomplishment with a few special activities. Students wore silly hats, socks, and clothes. We also read a couple of "silly" books.
Here is one of the literature connections we used after we read "Crazy Hair Day."
To end the day, we had a "silly" dance contest. The highlight of the day was passing out silly bands to the students. We went out for an extra recess, and the kids traded their hearts out! Silly bands were such a phenomenon at the beginning of the year that I had to ban them for a while. This was a really fun yet inexpensive way to reward the students for all of their hard work.