I am linking up with some great blogs to help you sail more smoothly into summer.
Below are some of my favourite year end tips.
Final Exam Tip
Give students time in class to review for the exam. I turn exam prep questions into race, challenges and stations where students get to review with different people each time.
Classroom Tip to Remember
Students enjoy when you use their names or your pets names as examples on quizzes and tests. My students always liked to see what my cat or dog was buying or building on our math tests.
Classroom Thing to Change for Next Year
Next year I will have and assign classroom jobs. It will give students more ownership of their classroom if they know exactly who is accountable for what task.
Year End Gift Idea
People love tumblers with built in straws to hold their water or summer drinks. You could also put a roll of lifesavers or other cute candy in the tumbler to thank people for being a "lifesaver" or a "smarty".
Classroom Organization Tip
Label everything. I mean everything. When my classroom items migrate to other parts of the building they always return home! It also makes putting things away easy if students know exactly where the papers, textbooks and extra pens are housed.
I still have a month left to go with my eighth graders, but I am excited for the teachers whose summer is starting soon.
Have a great summer!
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