If you’re like me – you’re wrapping up your Spring Break. Or maybe, you’re just about to begin. Or, maybe, you’re like some of my Georgia friends and Spring Break was week ago – before Spring had even started. No matter your finishing point on the break scale, you may be searching for new and fun ideas to keep your students engaged these last few weeks of the year. Testing is about to begin for upper grades. Class schedules will be altered. Recess plans may have to move from outdoors to indoors because of noise. I’ve been using Google, Pinterest, and blogs to find creative ways to enhance our last nine weeks of school.
I also blogged about other fun experiments a couple of years ago: https://withliteracyinmind.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/snippets-2/
If you have them – iPAD PROJECTS
SHOW and TELL
This one is pretty self explanatory – create a schedule and fill some time blocks with Show and Tell. The kids have been sneaking toys to school anyway! (Well, mine have!)
(featured below, my hubby)
Again, create a schedule for parents, community members, or even other teachers. My kids love being read to and when someone else comes in – it is extra special. You can easily create a google doc that can be emailed out for sign up.
RECYCLED CRAFTS/ MAKER SPACE
I automatically save tissue boxes, shoe boxes, and toilet paper rolls. Let’s put these items to great use! The Pinterest board below has so many great ideas.
Aren’t sure what a maker space is?
We have a green way near our school as well as plenty of trees. If you have the beauty of nature around you – and the parental permission necessary – take your kiddos for a hike. Document your walk with iPads or other hand-helds, pictures, or science journals.
It’s FREE, engaging, and FUN!