Category: End of Year

Fun Student Awards for End of Year Celebration

Fun Student Awards for End of Year Celebration

The end of another school year is always so bittersweet. Saying goodbye to our students can be tough, but planning a great end of year celebration always makes it a little easier. Students love celebrating their accomplishments, remembering all the fun they’ve had and friendships made. Throughout the year, students have worked hard to succeed, teachers have made a difference in the lives of their students, and parents have supported their children through it all. What better way to showcase this than an end of year celebration with fun student awards!

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End of Year Reading and Math Activities for 4th and 5th Grade

End of Year Activities for Reading and Math

Can you believe it’s time to plan your end of year activities?!  We’re so close to those golden days of carefree fun and relaxation.  No more homework or tests–just long summer days full of possibility.  Until then, you need simple yet engaging activities to sustain the end of year classroom chaos.  Students have been soaking up new reading and math skills all year long, and now is a great time to review those skills before you say goodbye for summer.  Luckily, the End of Year Reading and Math Review Pack is the perfect resource to have students brush up on their skills!

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Stop the Summer Slide

Stop the Math Summer Slide

You made it! It’s time to celebrate surviving one of the toughest school years in history! You and your students successfully navigated through uncharted territory and made it to the other side! Take a minute to sit back and relax. You’ve earned it! The same goes for your students, buuutttt we don’t want them to relax for too long! You and your class have worked entirely too hard for them to lose all of that knowledge they earned through blood, sweat, and tears. The summer slide is a real thing. Let’s take a look at how to stop the math summer slide.

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How to Hold a Virtual End of Year Award Ceremony

With the end of the year upon us, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to celebrate your kiddos and the amazing work they have done throughout the year. With some schools still participating in virtual or hybrid learning, how do you hold a meaningful and fun end-of-year award ceremony? While this can seem like a less than ideal situation, it is possible to have a really amazing celebration to recognize your students’ talents, personality, and growth. Today, I’m here to share a variety of options for holding a virtual end-of-year award ceremony that will be fun and memorable!

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End of Year Memory Books That Are Unforgettable

End of the Year Memory Books that are Unforgettable!

As you approach the end of the year, it is time to start wrapping things up in your classroom. The end of the year is always bittersweet. I’m sure you are excited about the upcoming lazy days of summer. You may also be a little emotional thinking about your students and how far they’ve come – especially through such a difficult school year. They grow so much academically and as people. 🙂 Today, I’m here to help you celebrate their successes and keep their memories close for years to come! The perfect way to do this is by having your students create an end of year memory book!

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5 Ways to Make Test Prep Fun

Fun Test Prep: 5 Ways to Make it Happen!

Before we can complete the school year, we have to endure standardized testing. I’m sure you’ve been working hard to prepare your students for the test all year long through your daily lessons and activities. No matter how much we prepare, testing is a nerve-wracking time for both teachers and students. It’s important to take some of that pressure off of our kids and remind them to have a little bit of fun along the way. Throughout the years, I’ve learned several different ways to do this. Let’s jump right in and learn about some fun test prep!

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May Activities for the Classroom

Fun & Engaging May Activities

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!

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Fun Summer Review Activities to Stop the Summer Slide

Fun Summer Review Activities

School’s out for summer! Doesn’t that just make you want to sing? I love summer and summer break. What I don’t love is the summer slide. But the summer slide can be avoided. I am excited to share with you some fun summer review activities to help avoid the summer slide and make summer learning fun.

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4 Digital Ways to End the School Year

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and it is definitely one for the record books. I can’t recall anything like it – ever! The COVID pandemic has redefined the current state of education. Unlike pandemics of the past, our current state of technology has allowed “school” to continue. So why not let the End of the Year celebrations continue too! These digital end of the year activities will have your class remembering and celebrating their great year!

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End of the Year Activities for the Upper Elementary Classroom

The end of the school year is an exciting time! I know what you’re thinking – “Yes, Summer is coming!” But summer aside it is still an exciting time. It’s a time to celebrate the learning, the friendships, the hard work. But it’s also a busy time for teachers with so much to do. I’m here to help with both of these things! I’ve gathered some amazing End of the Year Activities for the Classroom!

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End of Year Teacher Report Card: Grade the Teacher!

When the end of the school year rolls around, this End-of-Year Teacher Report Card is one of the last activities I do with students before they go home for the summer. Students LOVE grading the teacher, and it’s always so much fun to read their responses. It’s the perfect end-of-year activity to use during those last few days of school before the summer break. Plus, it comes in a printable or digital version!

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Free Download Printable End of Year Teacher Checklist

The Ultimate End of Year Teacher Checklist

Is the end of the year getting you down? I know…it’s overwhelming. There’s so much to do. From end of grade testing to finishing report cards to updating each individual student’s permanent records – the end of the school year leaves us drained With over 18 years in the classroom, I’ve managed to come up with an end-of-year checklist to make life a little easier. This checklist includes a little bit of everything. If you’re like me you’re swamped with so much to do that you don’t even want to think about next year. This checklist will help you keep your sanity and hopefully make the beginning of a new school year much easier!

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Teacher Appreciation: A FREE LETTER to the Teacher

Teacher Appreciation: A FREE LETTER to the Teacher

Teacher appreciation week is a wonderful time to thank teachers. But we don’t have to wait for that earmarked week in May. Showing our appreciation any time of the year is great. I promise whether it is the first day of school, a random day in March, teacher appreciation week, or the end of the year, this note will be cherished. You can give this FREE letter to a teacher anytime during the year to show your appreciation.

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Editable End-of-Year Awards for Every Student

End of year awards doesn’t have to be stressful. If you’re looking for awards and certificates for your students that are super quick and easy to print – then you’ve come to the right place! It’s not always easy to find the “PERFECT” award for every student. Sometimes teachers have to search and search to find a “just-right” award for their students. Well, search no more! I have over 194 Editable End-of-Year Award Certificates to choose from.

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I’m Kim, the founder of A Love of Teaching. My ultimate goal is to empower teachers to reclaim their afternoons and weekends, all while feeling confident in their role as educators. I’m passionate about inspiring teachers with fresh ideas and providing them with time-saving materials. 

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