A bunch of fellow bloggers and I have decided to team up to bring you this blog hop filled with tips and freebies to help you get through these last few days and fill up the hours while your students are dreaming (and you probably too) of beaches, popsicles, and swimming pools.
This is what I am constantly telling my staff at this time of year. It is because everyone wants to just take it easy, we are almost done and it just feels good to take a break. Well, in my classroom it is not breaktime until the bell on the last day of school rings. I tell my staff that everyday that we have with our students is important and taking it easy these last few weeks is not the way to go.
We need to teach the students that they have to work hard all the way up to the end of the year to instill that sense of a strong work ethic for when they have jobs or are in charge of maintaining their homes, and other aspects of their lives.
We need to teach our students that every day is important and just because the end is near it does not mean we give up or let up. Also, I feel everyday that I can work with my students is another day that I give them that opportunity to get that skill that they have been working on all month, all marking period, or all year!
(Uh oh, I'm getting on my soapbox!)
So, do what my pal here is saying and just keep swimming!! :)
Oh, and by the way, get this FREEBIE for your classroom to countdown the days til summer!