Friday was the last day of the school year for me. It was bitter sweet. I've had a great class and I'll be moving to a district instructional coach position next year, so I won't have a classroom of my own. However, at the end of the year, the students start behaving like brothers and sisters and were fighting and tattling. So, it was time for a break from each other. Here are some of the fun things we did during the last week of school. If you still have a few more days or weeks to go, maybe you'll find some of these ideas useful. If you're done for the year, remember them for next year!
Field Day: We have an amazing PTA at my school that planned and ran a school field day. The theme was "Minute to Win It." If you don't have a school wide field day already in place, you could easily do several of these activities with your class. Even if you do have a similar day, these activities are a lot of fun. You can find all the directions for do it yourself games on the NBC show's website here. The Elephant Walk was one of my students' favorite.
Quiet as a Mouse" themed learning pack for my group. We did the book Mouse Paint in the morning and the time activities in the afternoon.
Smilebox. Smilebox is a very slick way to make video slide shows. I also sent a copy on DVD of the show home with each family. We then enjoyed cookies and reading the stories we have published to our parents.
Fascinations AntWorks ant farm come to life while reading and learning about ants.
What are some of the things that you do at the end of the year?