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First Grade Sock Hop

Students and teachers come to school dressed in their best 50’s attire.  There were poodle skirts, rolled jeans, cardigans, saddle shoes, white-t’s, and leather jackets all over the place.  Students begin their day by rotating through several different stations at the Elementary School.  These stations include: bowling where students have to add their scores as they knock down the pins, a graffiti wall where students can creatively write adjectives describing their day using black paper and sidewalk chalk, jump ropes and hula-hoops to keep them active and tally how many times they could jump or spin without stopping, matchbox car races and where they measure the distance to determine the winner, hop-scotch where they practice reading their high frequency words taped to the floor, dice game where they roll dice to subtract the smaller number from the larger number, and limbo to stretch and see how flexible we can be.  We finish off the day with dancing to popular 50’s music and learning the “Hand Jive”, participating in a bubble gum blowing contest, and enjoying ice cold root beer floats.  The Sock Hop is a wonderful way to incorporate the things they are learning and have some fun applying their skills before Spring Break!