Our theme for our end of the year party was Charlotte's Web. We ate snacks related to the book and rotated through several centers. Students created words out of pipe cleaners, did puzzles, made a web to describe themselves, and made a spider out of food.
Finally we created a giant web using yarn. I started and told the students what I loved about this year, and then tossed the yarn to another student. Each child got to share something they loved about the past school year. In the end we were all connected to each other before we said our goodbyes.
This uninvited guest spent the morning in our classroom, and was affectionately named "Charlotte" in honor of the book we were reading at the time. The girls were excited to try out their new drawing techniques, and I was just happy to get rid of the spider by the end of the day.