Calming the Chaos Year End Teacher Survival Tips

3 tips for keeping the classroom calm during the last few weeks of school.

Welcome to the 3rd annual Calming the Chaos blog link up of year end tips for teachers.

Every year we strive to bring you new useful year end ideas that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow, or modify to suit your class' specific needs.

After you read the tips on this blog, be sure to check out the links below for other fantastic ideas from real teachers for teachers.

Have a wonderful end to your school year - I still have 2 months to go!

Keep up all of your classroom routines until the last day of school. This is not the time to try a new classroom management system or change routines that your students are familiar with.


Give students a chance to be the teachers. Plan your lessons so students are the ones teaching. You could use the jigsaw small group method or whole class instruction. I love to put students in charge of year end review.


Have your current students write an advice letter to your future students. In the letter, have your students write survival tips for achieving success in your grade. I save these for the first day of the new school year.

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Other fantastic ideas below!


5 comments

  1. This is just what I needed - testing has all but fried my brain! I like the idea of giving the kids a chance to be the teacher!

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  2. Love Tip #3 - so helpful for new students to hear from the previous students. Plus the kids probably love giving advice.

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  3. I will definitely try tip #3. I love the idea of having current students advise future students! I will be doing this!

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  4. I love the idea of having students leave advice letters for next year's students!

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  5. Thanks for organizing all of us Kristy!! Great tips!

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