Isn't it amazing how consuming the end of the school year can be? I feel so fortunate to have a group of students that I adore, but- let's be real- it is EXHAUSTING. So, I apologize for my diminished presence of late. Lots of great reasons for the absence, but- good news- I'm baaaaack!
To make up for it, I have a few recommendations for the end of the year. It's always nice to have a few filler activities to try out- see if they are worth pursuing for next year.
Flocabulary has a tons of great videos set to rap songs that cover content across the curriculum. They currently offer a free trial period. The end of the year is a great time to try these kinds of services out for the coming school year!
Let's just say that, in the students' eyes, this Flocabulary place value video is a stark improvement over my all-time personal favorite- the timeless Place Value cover of Werewolves of London. (I dare you not to sing along!)
NOT Flocabulary- the kids still can't figure out why I find this one so funny.
Awesome, content-driven, web games for your students. This website has some really fun, high-quality learning activities for your students. Great for reviewing a concept that may still be tricky at the end of the year.
An oldie-but-goodie... this is one that I like to dust off at the end of the year. I can customize it with
content from throughout the year or even random trivia. It's always a hit and it's a great paperless filler at the end of the year!
Last but not least, or perhaps most excitingly, check out my End of the Year activity featured in this month's issue of Scholastic Instructor for a great, memorable activity to try with your kiddos featuring my favorite photo app, Pixntell.
What is your favorite end of the year activity? Leave it in the comments below.