Most people love when the end of April rolls around. Warmer weather (especially if you live in New England), longer days, and the thought that the summer months are almost here. I am here to tell you that this is NOT what teachers think about at the end of April.
Teachers, for the most part, have two conflicting views as the year starts to wind down:
- Woo hoo! We made it and the year is almost over.
- Oh. My. God. It’s the end of April. There isn’t enough time to do everything we still need to do!
Those thoughts are a little like having two kids in the backseat on a road trip fighting for attention. Am I right?
I am so excited to share some of my favorite year ending tips!
Here are four of my favorite tips and tricks to end the school year.
Here’s an easy way to end the year with a bulletin board ready for September. Have each student write a book review for the best book they read this year. This year we created a bulletin board that said, “We Read a Latte!” The students wrote book reviews in the shape of coffee cups. At the end of the school year I will cover the display with butcher paper. The bulletin board is a great motivator in September for both avid and reluctant readers. You can check out the resource I use here.
I hope you all have a stress-free end to the school year! Thanks for reading!