As per request... I've added to this file so it can be used at the beginning of the year as a bulletin board saying "Have a ball this year... READ!" I've emptied the dates from the gumballs also to offer a bit more flexibility.
After hours of practice and hard work... why not encourage our students to continue reading throughout the summer as our goodbye gift. Fill a small craft bag of bubble gum balls and staple the topper on the bag. A fun poem and directions are printed on the topper for students to receive instructions. Basically... telling them to chew a gumball each day until the flavor is gone, them color in one gumball on the machine (I've included June, July, August and a blank). My hope is that our students WILL continue to read over the summer break and not lose skills we have worked so hard on all year. The printables are available in color and black and white. I have also created the directions and 3 gumball machines to fit on 1 page/student to save on paper and work for us ;)
Happy summer. Be sure to save a bag for yourself... think of the novels we've stacked up on our nightstands ;)