We have celebrated this special day for the last four years and every year it is more fun than the last.
In the post, Celebrating Bubble Gum Day On February 7th With Our Friend Ruth Spiro and Amana Elementary, I shared how we have celebrated it in the past.
It was great having a group this year.....We had fun planning.
Ruth Spiro encourages us to find an organization to help by selling bubble gum. With these donations, organizations can fund literacy projects and other initiatives that encourage and support reading.
At Van Meter, the money that we raise goes to LitWorld. It is perfect with World Read Aloud Day coming up on March 5th.
And just like every year.....when the kids came to school it got a little crazy! Everyone wanted to buy gum for Bubble Gum Day.
We also had a very special guest visit the library in the morning.
Ruth Spiro, founder of Bubble Gum Day....Lestor Fizz, Bubble Gum Artist.
We also invited my sister Heather Fox and her 4th and 5th graders from Amana Elementary. She is the teacher librarian at her school too.
It was awesome listening to Ruth read her beautiful book to all of us.
It is always special having Ruth with us on Bubble Gum Day......
Thank you Ruth. It means so much to all of us at Van Meter.
The Teacher Wife I found an activity that would be perfect for Bubble Gum Day. In the post bubble gum fun! Lindsey shares this fun activity that it shown above.
The kindergarten and second grade teachers decided this would be a great one for our collaborative project.
She includes the instructions and templates that are needed to create this project with your students too.
We took the How To Blow A Bubble template and made copies on light pink, bubble gum colored paper.
It was fun seeing them chew their bubble gum and work super hard at blowing bubbles.
During the time in the library, the second graders helped their kindergarten friend think through the steps and write them on the pink paper.
After they chewed the gum for awhile, they set off to write down the three steps.
Christa, Melanie, Lynne and Tracy copied their pictures in black and white to put with their writing.
When they were all finished, the teachers put them together with their pictures on black paper and a big pink bubble gum balloon.
Thank you Ruth, Heather, and all of our students, teachers, and community for celebrating Bubble Gum Day.
It was another special memory that we will remember.....
and it will make us look forward to Bubble Gum Day next year too!