How To Survive The End of the School Year

Updated: Apr 1, 2021

Wondering how you and your students are going to survive the end of the school year?

Wondering how to keep your students actively engaged in learning after Spring Break and all that testing?

It's after Spring Break and THAT testing is over (or almost over) and everyone in your little classroom is antsy.

The sun is shining outside and the smell of vacation is in the air.

So, how can you keep instruction meaningful and maintain active student engagement?

Change is ALWAYS good!!

It's not lining up movies or "busy work" tasks just to keep students entertained. Students can watch movies at home. That’s not why their parents send them to school and that’s not why you became a teacher!

Let's help students keep their minds off of their summer vacation fever and have so much fun at school they don't even realize they are learning! I know...I know...that's the goal from Day One, but it's a special challenge at the end of the school year!

Teachers are natural researchers!

We try strategies.

We invent strategies.

We revise our plans…on the spot!

Try out new ideas!

Implement a new strategy or idea that you want to make part of your classroom next year. Get your hands dirty. Use this year’s students as your guinea pigs.

What’s the worst that can happen?

They learn something new or just plain stay engaged!

This time of year lets you test out new things and get your hands dirty so that you can work out the kinks over the summer vacation and start fresh the next year with your new group of students.