May is an exciting time in the classroom! You can feel all of the energy in the air as students and teachers anticipate the sweet arrival of summertime! Our days are jammed packed with end of the year activities and closing ceremonies as we try to fit everything in before time runs out. Along with all the fun and games, we still have to continue to teach in order to get all of those standards in before sending our kiddos off to the next grade level. I have some exciting May activities in store for you to wrap up the year with a bang!
May Close Reads
May is a great month to hone in on all of those important skills you’ve been working on all year. These May Close Reads include five different passages that are sure to spark your students’ interests and keep them engaged. Important skills such as main idea, vocabulary, and reading for details are covered along with many more!
This Month’s Close Reads Include:
Each non-fiction passage is differentiated so that you can be sure the needs of all of your students are met. Plus, you will get an implementation guide with steps to the close reading process along with teacher guides and helpful notes. You and your students will also love the classroom posters to hang around your room to remind them what exactly a closer reader does. Fun activities such as Think Pair Share and Mark-It Up with annotating will keep your students actively engaged all while provided them with the rigor they need.
May Morning Message
We all know how hectic mornings in the classroom can be, especially in the month of May. Make sure you start your day off right with these May Morning Messages. Your students will be able to walk into your classroom and know exactly what to do. This will save you so much time since you won’t have to repeat yourself and your morning directions every time a student walks in the door. Your students will love the consistency and routine as well. This May activity includes:
- A Daily Quote
- A Question of the Day
- A Morning To Do List
- Your Personal BITMOJI Avatar (or you can use the one that is there)
- Everything is editable so you can make it fit your classroom
The daily quotes and questions are engaging and thought-provoking in order to challenge your students from the very start of their day, and they will love to see your personal avatar relating to the day’s message, feelings, or season.
You can find the May Morning Message resource in my store. Also, be sure to check out the rest of my BITMOJI Morning Message sets to make sure you start your morning off right from the very first day of school!
End of the Year Digital Stickers
Who doesn’t love a good set of stickers to brighten their spirits? These End of the Year Digital Stickers are bright and cheery and will give support and encouragement to your students as they head into summer. They are the perfect addition when it comes to grading digital work. Grab them to remind your students to “Keep on Shining” and to remind them just how “Flamazing” the year has been.
If you or your students love digital stickers then you will LOVE The Seasonal Digital Stickers Growing Bundle. This huge assortment of seasonal stickers is perfect to reward students all.year.long. And the best part of digital stickers is that they never run out of sticky. With the digital sticker bundle, you can use these stickers year after year and never have to throw them out because they have lost their stickiness.
End of the Year No Prep Packet
Let’s face it, in May there is no time for content creation. The days are filled with everything from testing to field day. There are always little gaps of time between events and activities that need to be filled. These No Prep review activities are perfect for that! You’ll have a whole set of math and language arts no-prep review activities that will keep your students focused. The End of the Year No Prep Packet will meet all of your needs! It includes 19 print-and-go worksheets covering skills in both reading and math.
Here’s a little peek into all the fun your students will have with this no prep pack:
Your students will cover topics such as verb tenses, non-fiction text features, multiplication, division, and much more. These no-prep May activities are full of fun and rigor so you can be sure your students are staying actively engaged while reviewing the skills that have been taught throughout the year.
Grab this End of the Year No Prep Packet in my store and be sure your time for the month of May is filled with high-quality review activities.
More End of the Year Activities
If you’re looking for more ways to fill your time in May check out these fun End of the Year Activities. My students always enjoy creating a memory book. It’s a great way to celebrate all of their learning, hard work, and friendships made throughout the year. But their absolute favorite end of the year activity is creating a Teacher Report Card!
I hope you and your students enjoy celebrating all that you have accomplished this school year! I’m sure they have been well prepared for the year to come. Be sure they don’t lose all that they’ve learned by sending them home with these Fun Summer Review Activities! They can keep their skills sharp in between picnics and trips to the pool!
And . . . don’t forget to grab your Ultimate End of the Year Checklist to help you do all.the.things before wrapping up the year.
Save These May Activities So You Can Quickly Come Back
I don’t know about you but during this hectic season. I’ve been known to need a last-minute activity every now and then. Pin this to your favorite classroom Pinterest board so you can come back when you need some fun May and End of the Year activities.