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10 End of Year Activities to Keep Your Students Engaged

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10 End of Year Activities to Keep Your Students Engaged

Approaching the end of the school year can be maddening! First off, us teachers are exhausted. Not just from the long school year, but from the grueling testing season. I think it’s safe to say that we all desperately need a well-deserved vacation. But wait! Before you head for a day at the beach, or a late night filled with binge watching your favorite Netflix shows, you still have at least a few weeks left in your classroom. And on top of that, your classroom is sure to be filled with students who are probably even more excited for the...

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End of Year Student Gifts

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End of Year Student Gifts

If you are like me, you enjoy giving your kiddos a little something on the last day of school. However, with everything else going on, things can get a little hectic. The end of the school year means testing, final report cards, room cleaning, and general chaos and stress. It also means saying goodbye to those little cute faces we got to look at every day. Send them off with something they'll remember and enjoy! I've tried to take some of the pain and stress out of getting student gifts ready by creating 12 Cute and Easy Printables you can...

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Unique End of Year Student Gifts

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Unique End of Year Student Gifts

Do you struggle with finding the perfect end of year gift for your students? I know I did. I always wanted something fun and meaningful. I found two different gifts that act as yearbooks AND gifts. It's a win-win. I have seen some people using white shirts. I think that's a cute idea too. However, these two gifts give them something to play with immediately. All I did was go to the dollar store and buy Frisbees and beach balls. Then, using a permanent marker (the washable kinds just rub off), have each student sign their name. The 20 inch...

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Field Day Ideas and Activities

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Field Day Ideas and Activities

I was lucky to have an EXCELLENT P.E. Specialist at my school who did an amazing job every day to get kids moving. She would also put on a fabulous Field Day at the end of every school year. Since not everyone has my fabulous Shanna, I thought I would put together some ideas for Field Day/End of Year Activities that are quick and easy. 1. Parachute Games Kids LOVE to play with the parachute. There are so many different ways to use it. We would always turn on the hose with ours just to add a little more fun outside....

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