Tips to Wrap Up the School Year!
Recognize your students' accomplishments, reflect on your own growth, set goals for next 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!
How do you plan to end the school year with your class? I have a few ideas that can bring a little fun and excitement to your last few weeks before summer vacation begins.
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.
Use your group-time meeting to teach students how to reflect on the past year and look ahead to exciting new experiences.
A teacher-created book list of professional resources for the end of the school year — the best time to prepare for the next year!
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.
Changing grades, classrooms, or schools can be stressful. Use these tips to get organized and still enjoy summer!
Use this guide by Dr. Stanley Greenspan to create end-of-year student profiles for parents and next year's teachers.
Allowing students to lead a discussion about the upcoming transition from one school year to the next can help allay their fears. Here are six tips for productive discussions.
Planning and organization strategies to help ease end-of-the-year transitions for teachers, children, and parents