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Ending the Year With a Bang

During the last few weeks of school, most students (and teachers) are focused on one thing: the end of the school year. With all the excitement of upcoming summer fun and festivities, it can be hard to keep the attention of learners. The resources in this collection provide exciting suggestions, activities, projects, assessments and more that will keep the last few days of school more exciting than a 4th of July celebration!
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Ending the Year With a Bang
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    I absolutely LOVE this idea on Legacy.com! It is an excellent and creative way for students to think about their future all year long, as well as commemorate their successes. I especially like the numerous links to additional activities and resources related to this theme.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The ideas on provided by Laura Candler are a great way to keep learning going right up through the last day of school. As she notes, the suggestions provide general guidelines for implementing the activities (not detailed instructions), however, the suggestions are more than enough to get you started on some end of the school year activities that will leave students wanting more!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This post on the TeacherCreated blog offers several amazing organizational tips that will make the end of the school year a smooth process. One of my favorite tips is having students take inventory of classroom supplies (this can be done as counting review for younger students or a graphing lesson for older students). Not only do students review math concepts, but you know what supplies you need to stock up on during the summer!
  • End of School

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    cybraryman.com
    cybraryman.com
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    CybraryMan has outdone himself with this collection of end of the school year resources! From graduation speech tips to online capstone projects, to lesson plans, and more - it's all here and all of it is educational and engaging!
  • kidactivities.net
    kidactivities.net

    End of School Year Ideas

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The activities and celebration ideas included in this article are not only a fun way to wrap up the school year, but several of them are learning activities in themselves, or they can easily be expanded into learning activities. I like the variety of ideas presented here, as well as the detail with which each activity is described.
  • k6educators.about.com
    k6educators.about.com

    How to Wrap Up the School Year

    5 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    There is a wealth of wisdom, along with some great activities, in this k6Educator article by Janelle Cox. Well-organized and overflowing with links to more resources, this article is well-worth the bookmark, and definitely worth sharing with other teachers.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Scholastic provides an amazing list of activities, gifts, assessments and more in this article! Not only is there a great variety of resources, each resource includes detailed instructions as well as additional resources.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    The activities compiled on the TeachJunkie almost make me want to go back to the end of my 4th-grade year. Almost. Not only are the activities creative and engaging, but they also address a number of different academic content areas in innovative ways. I definitely suggest bookmarking this page, as you will want to return to it again and again.
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BloomBoard Asks:How do you keep students actively engaged in learning when the end of the school year is fast approaching?