Well, it is that time of the year when you as a teacher are ready for the school year to end. With just a few weeks left, you are looking for some fun classroom activities for end of year. Last week I shared some of our best math standards games that included one for the end of the year. CLICK HERE to read about the only math solution you will need for the rest of the school year. Spiral math review games are a great way to review those math objectives and keep your kiddos on their toes!
End of year literacy activities that get actual results.
I promised to come back and share some end of year ela activities that I like to do with my students. These end of year literacy activities are fun and engaging for students, while providing essential learning benefits…WIN, WIN! My students have loved this end of the year poem year after year. It is a simple poem about what they accomplished this school year. It also emphasizes that they have learned to be good citizens throughout the year, or quality students as we like to put it. We add songs and poems to a poetry notebook all year, so this is the best poem to complete our folders. Talk about an amazing year-round portfolio of student work!
A comment made by one teacher:
A cute poem to end the year. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Then we added pocket chart cards where my students built the poem. The words that rhyme are in red. One of the end of year activities worksheets I love to use with this is fill in the blanks so the kids complete it after they build the poem in the pocket chart. Great way to keep seeing that amazing growth!
One of the best parts of this end of the year activities for students is the end of the year craft. It is an easy busy bee that goes along with the poem, “Our Busy Year.” My students loved making it and then reciting the end of the year poem. Some of my students even created cute scenery to go along with their bee creations. I just love when they extend my lessons and show me how much they’ve learned on their own.
A couple of comments made about this fun resource:
“My class and I loved this!! It is a fun activity for all :)”
“Extremely satisfied. Great end of the year activity.”
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That’s all for now. Hang in there and end the year strong!