Looking for End of Year Ideas?

May 20, 2014 Margo Ensz


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End of Year Reading Celebration! 

All students will celebrate their reading successes for the current school year, and intermediate & 7-12 classrooms will create a collaborative reading legacy as well as plan for summer reading.  


Intermediate & 7-12  

Use up Classroom "Leftovers" with this Student Gift

Create an award for all of your remarkable students, but if you want to give them something a little extra (and clean out your classroom in the process), consider this great idea from Mrs. Terhune’s Classrom blog: A sand pail filled with goodies! 

K-5: Extend Reading Into Summer with K-5 Students

The school year may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that learning comes to a halt.  Motivate your students to read this summer with decorative bookmarks, customized reading journals and more!

Psst: we also have a board on Pinterest dedicated to End of Year Activities! 

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Candy Awards for Students and Staff

Reward your star students and staff and send them home with something sweet before summer. We’ve seen this candy-themed recognition idea on teacherspayteachers.com and Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits, but you can create these delicious and personalized awards with a trip to the grocery store and your VariQuest Awards Makeron hand! 

6-8: Advice Column Scavenger Hunt

What better way to welcome new students in your class next year than to share advice from your current students? This activity for grades 6-8 is perfect for the end of the year & also doubles as a beginning of year activity for your new students in the fall! 

End of Year Activity for Grades 9-12: Spread the Word!

Inspire students to share their love of literature by creating a bumper sticker with their favorite literary quote using the VariQuest Awards Maker.

K-12: End of Year Photo Booth 

Students will celebrate the end of a successful school year by taking pictures with teachers and classmates.

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