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Prepping for Summer: Making the Most of Those Last Few Weeks

The kids are starting to mentally check out and you’re winding down. This collection brings together resources and ideas for raising the learning bar while getting ready for the end of the school year!
A Collection By Erica Loop
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Prepping for Summer: Making the Most of Those Last Few Weeks
  • Erica Loop says:
    This video caught my eye (and ears) with the creative – yet simple – tips for closing out the school year. The real ways that teachers can try out the end of the year ideas seem perfect for those last few weeks and makes so much sense.
  • Erica Loop says:
    The end of the school year also means helping your students prep for the summer. This video is so simple, and that’s the beauty of it! I enjoyed the ideas for encouraging students to read over the summer and the straightforward way that it was presented.
  • k6educators.about.com
    k6educators.about.com

    Here's How You Should End the School Year

    6 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    We all know that the end of the school year means that the kids are antsy to get to the finish line, and the ‘learning energy’ is low. This article features some pretty stand-out ways of lifting students’ energy and getting them into academics. I particularly enjoyed that the author includes a ‘choose your own homework’ option – making school fun down to the last day!
  • Erica Loop says:
    This is such as a creative way to help young students develop their writing, critical thinking, and creative skills. The lesson is detailed and offers plenty of opportunities for learning. It’s such an imaginative way to end the school year on an educational note.
  • educationworld.com
    educationworld.com

    Great End-of-Year Lessons

    5 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    I’m a fan of easily adaptable lessons – and this resource certainly offers just that! Not only does it include five different end-of-the-year activity ideas, but it also has lessons that you can adapt for different grade school levels (and beyond, if needed).
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BloomBoard Asks:What do you do to keep your students checked-in to school when they're literally about to check-out and move on to the next grade?