We've had some spectacular spring weather in Vancouver, Canada where I live and it's made my students much more "squirelly" than usual... the clear skies and beckoning city beaches make sitting in a classroom more challenging.
Here are a few fun and easy tips to help you make it through the chaos that always comes with the final weeks of the school year.
Ask for Feedback - I know this can be a scary thought... but I give my kids a chance to evaluate me and my teaching for the year with a quick survey. I used to use a print version, but kids were hesitant to write things because I am so familiar with their writing. Last year I used SurveyMonkey (free online survey tool) to get feedback... it was great! Kids loved the chance to go online and were more comfortable sharing their ideas anonymously.
Have Fun - Yup... it's true... it's the time of year when my students are stressed about final tests, graduation, final projects and more. Take a few minutes to play a review game, watch a funny YouTube video, or just talk about summer plans. My students LOVE to play Kahoot! - it's free and students get to use their phones /devices! What a blast we have!!
End of Year Literacy Activities - I often need quick, educational, and engaging activities for those awkward last few days of school... so I created a pack of ready to use activities for the end of the year! Click HERE to check it out! Here's a sample page!