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How do you combat spring fever?

Apr 30, 2013 6:21pm

What strategies do you use to keep your kids engaged towards the end of the year? I always forget how much more difficult it becomes to keep the kids excited about learning in these last few weeks!

  • Pre K-2
  • Behavior / Class Culture / Engagement

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    • May 1, 2013 6:49am

      That is a very interesting question that possibly raises more issues than just the answer. If lesson plans are engaging and fun, do they taper off and become less engaging, or is the effort displayed by the students waning towards the end of the year? I don't do anything differently the first week, than the last week. I have some ideas that might help you though, if you send me an e-mail. I will send you some project ideas that I do during the year.

      ericpollock@yahoo.com

      • May 20, 2013 8:28pm

        I think one of the my biggest things is to continue the routine. Up to the last day of school my expectations don't change. I give homework to the last day. I expect homework the last day. One thing I also do is to show and tell. It is not like show and tell like we are used to. I allow each child to bring one toy daily (and there are strict guidelines that are sent home) to write about. We focus on details, drawing, a beginning sentence to our paragraph, our ending sentence to our paragraph. The quality of there work is awesome. Students that forget can pick something around the room to write about it and love it to. Then they share with their classmates at their table.