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How to End the Year Like a Boss

End the Year Like a Boss!

The end is near… can you feel it? What does it feel like to you? Is it your toes in the sand? Is it a margarita in your hand? Is it turning off your alarm clock? Is it losing track of the days? Oh yes… the end is near!

5 Steps to End the School Year

Now, back to the current task at hand: finishing the year. The End of the Year can be one of the craziest times for a teacher. Our To-Do List goes on and on! We have state testing, end of the year assessments, report cards, class placements, cleaning your classroom, packing up, and don’t forget that small task of providing your students with memorable activities that you want them to remember you for! We are here to give you advice on how we End the Year LIKE A BOSS!

1. What are You Waiting For? Get Going!

Step 1: Make a To Do List and Get Started!

As mentioned before, a teacher’s To-Do List is a mile long! Make a list of all of the things that you need to do before that glorious day when you get into your car and pull out of the parking lot. (By the way, is there any better moment?)

Sort your To-Do List into tasks that you can get done now and tasks that have to wait. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you when to get the next task done. Getting your end of the year tasks done early will help you feel less stressed and less overwhelmed!

End of Year Resources for Teachers

Editable End of the Year Checklist

End of the Year Teacher Reflection and Surveys

2. Give Your Students What They Want… YOU!

Step 2: Give your students YOU!

Getting your To-Do List in order will help you focus on the most important aspect of teaching… your students! Take your time to enjoy your students! You worked so hard with them all year, so enjoy them! Make the time to do some fun activities that you normally don’t have time for in your regular school day. Build those relationships! Smile with them! Is there a time that you could play kickball? What about grabbing a blanket and reading outside under a tree? Take the time to create special moments with your students that they will remember forever!

3. Reminisce

Step 3: Reminisce about your year!

Look back at your year with your students. Take a morning and have your students fill out a memory from your year together on a slip of paper and have them add it to a jar. Whenever you have a spare moment, pull out a memory and read it to your class!

Create a Memory Jar!

Here’s why we love this activity:

  1. Memories build relationships. Relationships are the most important part of teaching!
  2. These memories are a feedback tool for you! If your students enjoyed a particular activity, be sure you repeat it with your students next year! Take note of common responses! Notice what your students value and build on that for the following year!

4. No Prep Fun

Step 4: No prep End of the Year FUN!

Just because you made a To-Do List doesn’t mean that you checked everything off already! Trust us, we get it! You need time to get things done, but your students also need to be provided with some quality “End of the Year Fun!” Grab some No Prep End of the Year resources to keep your students busy, while you keep checking off that mile long list of things to do!

No Prep End of the Year FUN!

Click the Image Above or the Individual Links Below to Check out some No Prep End of the Year Activities!

30 No Prep End of the Year Activities

End of the Year Packin’ My Bags File Folder Activity

End of the Year Brochures

End of the Year Bingo

5. Look Ahead

Step 5: Look ahead to NEXT year!

If there’s anything more crazy than the End of the Year, it’s the Beginning of the Year! Are we right?! Ask yourself: “What can I do THIS year that will help me NEXT year?”

Here’s what we ALWAYS make sure we do before leaving for summer vacation:

  1. Give next year’s students a welcoming letter, a summer challenge, and a school supply list! This might seem a little overwhelming, but it’s not! How do you know which students you will get? You don’t! Get with your whole grade level and make a common supply list! Then, pass these things out to the ENTIRE grade level below you that will enter your grade next year! Click HERE!
  2. Bulletin Boards! Plan and prep your bulletin boards for Back to School! Can you leave your boards up? Great! Get them all ready so you are ready to roll! Have to take them down? Plan your boards out and have everything ready to put up when you get back!
  3. Plan! Get with your team and plan the first few weeks of school. How will you start the year off? Get your lesson plans done so that when you get back, you will have one less thing to do! Want to see how we plan for our whole year and teach every standard? We have a blog post just for you! CLICK HERE!
  4. Copies! Want to know when the copy room is empty? The end of the year! Everyone is so focused on short activities for their students and finishing up things they didn’t get to throughout the year that the copy room is a ghost town! Get in there and prep the first few weeks of school! You will thank yourself next year! We promise!
Welcoming Letter for Next Year's Students
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It’s the End of the Year! We are just as excited as you! To celebrate, we are hosting an End of the Year Blog Hop Giveaway! We are working with some amazing bloggers and TPT sellers to raffle off a $100 Gift Card to Target and the chance to win up to 9 End of the Year products to use in your classroom!

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We absolutely love the End of the Year with our students! You’ve worked so hard all year and now it’s time to enjoy your students! End of the Year Activities are a great way to reflect on the year, spend time with friends and just to relax and enjoy each other!

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Check out some of the fun End of the Year Activities we do with our students!

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Our 30 No Prep End of the Year Activities are our number one top seller in our store! Here is some of our favorite feedback and the reasons why we believe it is our number one seller!

“This just made my life a whole lot easier!”

“Great resources for the end of the year… when my brain is fried!”

“The kids loved the activities and they lessened my STRESS!”

“Thank you for providing such a fun and meaningful resource for the end of last year. I will definitely be using this again this year!”

“I love that this has so much in one product! Thanks!”

“I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product! It saved my bacon the last two weeks of school. We need to get our grades completed 8 days before the end of the year, and I’m always scrambling to come up with engaging activities for the kids so we all don’t go bonkers. This was just the ticket. Thank you so much!”

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End of the Year for the Reading TeacherEnd of the Year Book Awards   End of the Year Reading Yearbook

Calling all Teachers that LOVE READING!

These End of the Year Activities are for YOU!

End of the Year Book Awards:  Your students have read A LOT of your books over the year… and some of them are worthy of an award! Students vote for which books will win an award. If the book wins, it earns a bookmark and a label that goes inside the cover of the book! The bookmarks are a great way to recommend books to students the next year! The discussions you will hear will amaze you!

End of the Year Reading Yearbook: Your students have met MANY friends over the year in the books they have read in your class! This Yearbook activity takes the characters from students’ books and puts them into a class of their very own. Students draw the character and list their name and book title. Students then complete the Reading Yearbook just like a regular Yearbook! THIS ACTIVITY ROCKS!

Here is some feedback that pretty much sums it up perfectly!

“I cannot say enough about this product…WOW! It was the perfect way to end our year of Reader’s Workshop. The students especially liked “Classroom of Characters” and “Reading Memories”. It gave everyone, including myself, the chance to be reflective and look at how far we have come. It led nicely into our goal setting. The application is incredible. Thanks for creating something that teachers and students can enjoy together!”

“Great way to end the year! The kids loved revisiting all the stories we have read throughout the year! Thank you!”

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Don’t Forget about Math and Writing!
End of the Year Color by Number     End of the Year Stationary

End of the Year Color By Number: Want your room to feel and look like summer, while students are learning? These Summer Color by Math pages will help your walls POP and have students begging for more math! Here’s why we (and you will) love this product: The best part of this product is the fact that these pages are self-correcting! We had students coming up to us and telling us that we made a mistake in the product… BUT the mistake was on THEIR part!!! Since they couldn’t find the answer or their colors didn’t match their neighbor’s, they IMMEDIATELY caught their mistakes. This is PERFCT for immediate feedback! Best all, I could do all of my grading with a quick glance!

End of the Year Summer Themed Stationary: Want your room to look more like summer? Want your writing wall to POP? This stationary bundle is great for writing with summer in mind! Students love coloring the borders and clip art!

End of the Year is near

LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!

We are so excited to RAFFLE OFF our End of the Year Countdown to Summer Activities!

We love the end of the year and we know you do too! This Summer Countdown is just what you need to make the end of the year easy for you and fun for your students. Here, you have 26 days of fun, simple, cheap activities that will have your students looking forward to each day!

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End of the Year Memories    End of the Year Exciting

The way we make this fun and exciting is by hiding the day’s countdown activity card under a student’s chair. Each morning the students come to class and rush to check under their chair to see if the day’s activity card is underneath. The student with the card under their chair has hit the jackpot! Not only does that student get to announce the day’s countdown activity, but they also are in charge and get to hold the Countdown Basket which has the day’s supplies for the activity. So much fun! Everything is right here! We’ve done all the work for you so sit back and enjoy the end of your year!

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End of the Year Send Off Activity Bundle

End of the Year Send Off Bundle: Want to leave a lasting impression on your students and have parents thanking you? This End of the Year Send Off Activity Bundle is just what you need. This is a great gift to give to your students at the End of the Year. They can complete it over the Summer or it can be used as time fillers at the End of the Year. This packet contains 20+ activities that are fun and hands-on while students are still learning.

This is a wonderful way to help prevent summer brain drain and helps keep students entertained! You can even use this packet as an incentive program and have students return it to you at the beginning of the new school year to earn a prize or high five!

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