Before you know it, it'll be time to say goodbye to your students as they head off into summer. With the last day of school rapidly approaching, I thought I'd share my favorite ways to make the most of the end of the school year. (I've also filled this post with some exclusive freebies! So exciting!)
Here's a quick listing of the ideas I'm going to share today:➧ Unit to teach: Roller Coaster Persuasive Writing Unit
➧ Gifts for students: Motivational Gifts for Students
➧ Whole-class review: Grammar Escape Rooms (with a twist)
➧ Doodle reflection: End of the Year Doodle Suitcase or Locker
➧ Freebie: Accordion Book Reflection
➧ Summer reading project (and FREEBIE): Summer Reading Project
➧ Free plan books: May and June
➧ Summer school lessons: Resources for Summer School
➧ Free Teacher Challenge: FREE 30-Day Challenge
End of the Year Unit to Teach: Persuasive Writing Unit
This is my FAVORITE end-of-the-year writing unit! During the ten-day unit, students design a roller coaster (after learning about their history and vocabulary). Then, they design their own roller coaster. Finally, students write persuasive advertisements for their coasters. I promise, your students will LOVE this motivating unit!
End of the Year Gifts for Students
If you're looking for some ready-made gifts for students, check out this set of 3 simple and inspiring gifts for students. There are motivational posters, inspirational quote cards, and personalized note pockets. Each is designed to be easy to create and wonderful to keep. You can give every student all 3 gifts or make one set of the gifts for your entire class!
Whole Class Review: Grammar Art Escapes
End of the Year Doodle Reflection
Here's an end of the year reflection that your students will love! First, they complete a guided reflection about the school year. Then, they fill a doodle suitcase or doodle locker with their memories. The end result is a meaningful and interactive year in review!
Summer Reading Projects
Keep students reading and learning all summer long with print-and-go summer reading projects. In the File Folder Summer Reading project students record all their learning in a single manila folder. It's a hit with students and teachers. Or, you might want to check out this summer reading project where students create a newspaper about their book.
Free End of the Year Activity
Here's a freebie that is perfect for the end of the year. First, students complete a reflection. They'll consider highlights, challenges, lessons, and even look to the future. Then, they can put together a fun accordion book. This is a great activity for the last days of school!
Free Virtual Plan Books
If you love collecting teaching ideas and tips, then be sure to check out the virtual plan books in my shop. They're FREE! Each is filled with tips, tricks, and even a quote poster!
Here are two that you might need as the year draws to an end:
Summer School Resources
30-Day Teacher Challenge
Rachael from The Classroom Nook and I have teamed up again to create a FREE 30-Day Teacher Challenge. The challenge is filled with hundreds of ideas for planning out your next school year. It starts in July, but I wanted to give you a chance to sign up right HERE. If you participated last summer, be sure to sign up again because this year we have so much MORE!
I hope you've found a few resources to teach during the remaining days of the school year!
Here's a round-up of the links again:
Thanks so much for stopping by!