Tips to Wrap Up the School Year!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
As the end of the school year approaches, many children and teachers are counting down to vacation. Yet this may be a bittersweet time for children who will miss their teachers and their friends. The activities and lesson plans in this collection will help you celebrate what you’ve all learned together and ease the anxiety of the transition to summer.
Students write letters to their new teachers and to the students replacing them. Plus, they preserve their favorite memories from the school year!
Offers a lesson plan for first year teachers to use on the last day of school. Through reading, discussion, and music, first year teachers have students reflect on what they've learned.
Celebrate the achievements of your graduating class by making and awarding butterfly wings and other graduation goodies.
Treasure hunts, art exhibits, and other fun ideas to help students focus on their studies, despite end of the school year distractions.
A teacher-created book list of professional resources for the end of the school year — the best time to prepare for the next year!
Dr. Greenspan suggests creating an end-of-the-year profile of students to give to their parents and to help their next teachers have a clear picture of the children's progress.
Allowing students to lead a discussion about the upcoming transition from one school year to the next can help allay their fears.
A comprehensive end-of the-year assessment should include all the individuals and groups who are involved, such as program administrators, education coordinators, teachers, parents, and children.
Planning and organization strategies to help ease end-of-the-year transitions for teachers, children, and parents.