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The end of the year is here! Now, I always vacillate between being terribly sad the year is over and being so excited for a fresh start come August. My first few years teaching, I always scrambled the last few weeks trying to find engaging but still meaningful activities for my students to do those last couple weeks of school.
It was always a challenge. I figure there must be other people in my same boat-- searching endlessly for the perfect end of the year activity-- so I compiled a huge list of the best end of the year activities I have found and use. I hope you can find an idea or two!
For more information on each activity, click the link directly below the picture.
So I created this fictional, 8-page yearbook with a super fun scavenger hunt to go with it. It can be used in printable form as shown or with the task cards that are included.
Here is what the original pinner wrote: Students wrote a brief bio on about the teacher and then articles about tips to surviving sixth grade, favorite memories, sixth grade camp, etc. We then passed them along to the fifth graders so they could read them and get an idea for what sixth grade is about.
This was a really fun activity! Then, turn it into a bulletin board with their graduation year. Source unknown End of the Year Hand Self Portrait I love incorporating art into the classroom, and the end of the year is truly the perfect time to do that. This activity has students create a "Hand Self-Portrait.
He has amazing ideas, and this one is no exception. I know the kids are going to flip out over it! End of the Year Math Project When I started creating math projects, I realized how engaged my students were with every new one that I pulled out.
That meant I needed one for the end of the year! I created this End of the Year Party Planner to review all of the math skills we had worked on but also to let their creative juices flow.
I always love seeing the games they come up with, how they lay out their field for the party, and more. I decided to pull out my Road Trip math project which I originally created to review skills at the beginning of the year.End of the Year Writing Activity - Time Capsule is a writing activity you can use during the end of the school year.
The students in your class can use the sheets in this pack to create their own time capsules of memories from their past school year. The End of the Year seasonal pages will provide you with great resources to help wrap up your school year in style. Ideas within this section include: poems, projects, craft ideas, lesson plans, writing activities, and Internet resources.
Join me as I share a few end-of-the-school-year activities that combine fun and learning. Refresh Learning During this time of the school year, it is very important to refresh student learning by integrating more fun into your lessons.
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End of the Year Activities. What end-of-the-year lessons or activities do you do with your class on the last few days of school? Ending the Year with Bubble Fun Submitted by Melanie from Tennessee Second Grade Teacher.