End Of The Year Countdown

Aloha busy teachers everywhere! (unless you are done already)  The end of the year countdown has begun for many of us.  My last day of school is June 3rd.  Between now and then I have plenty of things to do.

This week I am doing final assessments.  For Wonders I am using the Benchmark Assessment 2 to assess all students.  I just chose two tests and plan to give them separately over two days.

There are other components, but I just wanted a simple comprehension test to use.

For writing I have the students use a prompt that they had at the beginning of the year.

My Best Day Ever

It's always fun to have students write and then compare it to what they wrote at the beginning of the year.  Parents love it too!

We use the Go Math program so I am giving the End Of The Year test as well.

I pretty much know all of my students grades, but it's nice to have that evidence to show how far they have come over the year.

For our final day next Tuesday I am planning our class auction and a Luau! Check out this post from last year to see what we will be doing---> End Of Year Luau

The last day of school is on a Wednesday and it's just a half day.  We will be cleaning and packing up the room.  This year I will be handing out report cards along with a Summer Review booklet.

I created this little booklet with 20 days worth of math and language review skills.  In order to get the kids to return them to me in the fall, I am offering a little incentive.  Most likely it will be a fun pencil, stickers and a lollipop.  I won't tell them exactly what it is, just that there will be a prize for finishing.  We all love surprises right?

My fabulous parent volunteer copied them all off for me and put each of the booklets together.  You don't have to put them in a booklet, but it makes it easier to carry around for little hands and less likely it will fall apart.  Here is a video of how to do it.  If you have ever used A-Z Readers then it should be a breeze.

Do you send anything home over the summer?  I know some schools have school wide programs. Our school also has a summer reading program.  Just like the local library there are incentives and rewards for reading all summer.

Speaking of reading all summer Scholastic has a great program as well.

Click on the picture above to see all of the amazing resources that are available, including book lists, games and lots of incentives!

So what is your final countdown and how much "teacher stuff" do you have to do before you are officially on vacation?


  1. I had to be done assessing on May 15, entered grades over the weekend, and school was over on May 19. I did not feel like I had enough time to give end of year assessments... I am glad to be done, but that is just too early to be done with school for the year.

    Good luck to you and your students as you finish a fantastic year!


    1. Wow you got done early Alice! When do you begin? Well I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

  2. We are officially done! Teachers and students were out on May 22nd - whoop, whoop!!! I did a lot of the same things you did. I had to give an end of year math and reading assessment. We also send home a reading summer challenge for all grades. If the kids complete the challenge and return the required reports and reading list, then they receive a reward at the beginning of school. Hang in there, just a few more days!

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