Every year, my school's PTA hosts a huge Celebration of Reading to reward the kids for all of their hard work all year. Our students earn "Book Bucks" throughout the year by reading outside of school. At the end of the year, they get to spend those Book Bucks at a huge carnival in the gym that the PTA sponsors.
Kids and staff dress up like book characters, too!
I was the yellow crayon from The Day the Crayons Quit, and my own first grader was Junie B. from Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal!
This year, we received some awesome carnival decorations from Oriental Trading to try out.
These fringe curtains in our school colors greeted students when they walked in the gym.
These pennant banners in our school colors provided a festive touch for the stair rails.
And these table skirts were perfect for the snow cone and snack tables!
I was also able to use a fringe curtain and some star balloons for my door for the last day of school! My little stars loved it!
I love celebrations at the end of the year! And Oriental Trading helped make this year extra special!