Thursday, April 14, 2016

9 Strategies for Surviving the Last 9 Weeks of School #5

Thank you for continuing to read this series! Here's #5 in my blog series "9 Strategies for Surviving the Last 9 Weeks of School".

Tip #5: Avoiding the Sunday blues!

You probably have felt them, that dreaded feeling of going back to work on Sunday night. You don't have anything planned for Monday because you ran out the school doors on Friday. You might have the school countdown to days now, and you're just hanging in there on a daily basis until summer. Here are some ways that you can avoid that dreaded feeling of "What am I going to do tomorrow?"

End of Year Math Game Board Project
1.) I have a Math Project that takes two to three weeks. I use it at the end of the year to make it to the last day. It literally takes at least two weeks of class time. I'm sure you could scrunch it to a week and have the kids have homework, but I strictly tell my students it is all done in class and no homework. While the students are ACTIVELY ENGAGED in making a Mathematical Board Game, I'm finishing grades, facilitating, packing up my room for the summer, answering questions from students, etc. I get so much done and the students LOVE board games! Just give it a try. I seriously use this every year. I cannot say enough good things about it. My principals always LOVE how ENGAGED the students are, students LOVE being able to tell them what they're doing because the students CREATE the game all by themselves. 

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Summer Review NO PREP Math Packets BUNDLE – 5th to 8th Grade
2.) Another easy NO PREP print and go activity is my Summer Math packet. Your students will want to do every day of the summer! This packet is just plain fun. Not only is it PACKED with common core math problems, it also gives students fun coloring, puzzles, and problem solving. You can use it How to use it after testing, as a summer take-home packet for students to complete at home during June, July, & August!

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 Come back next week for #6: Leaving School Early!

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