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If you have followed me for any length of time, you know I am a believer in making learning fun. The end of the year can be a stressful time for everyone, so let’s take some steps to make it better! This post gives 5 concrete ways to keep things interesting and meaningful without too much chaos. See what you think!
No time to read right now because you have end of year planning to do? Here are a few resources that might help you do just that.
Word Problem Time!
First, problem solving is always big in my classroom–right up until the end of the year. That doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! This set of word problems is all about the end of the school year. The students love the topics, and I love having them printed and ready to use throughout the last weeks as fillers, warm ups, and as a math station. Just click the cover to take a closer look.
Project Based Learning!
Next, I like to save my Amusement Park project-based learning task for the end of the year. The students love to think about going to the water park, and it’s a great way to keep them interested as the days get warmer and their patience gets shorter! Here is the bundle of all 7 tasks. I like to plan my year with these as anchor activities every month or so!
We need to remember that we all have less patience as the year winds down, so I like to infuse fun creativity exercises throughout those last weeks. This resource is full of low ink, ready to print activities that can be used in countless ways. Use at indoor recess on those rainy days. They make perfect warm ups and cooperative activities, too. Finally, sometimes we just need to take a brain break from the challenges and use our brains in different ways. Wait until you see how different students shine!
So…I hope you visit my latest blog post by CLICKING HERE and checking it out. I hope to help you make the end of this year the best one yet!
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