We are in the final countdown over here Where the WILD Things Learn… 5 days!!
Our state testing is usually 3-4 weeks before school lets out, and many teachers struggle with what to do those last few weeks of school once testing is over. You want meaningful lessons that review previously taught skills, but you want them to be fun and engaging since the kiddos are bouncing off the walls. PLUS, they need to be flexible due to all of the craziness of the last few weeks.
A few years ago I came up with my solution, our Fantastic Folder unit… Narnia Lapbooks! 🙂
The last few weeks of school are always spend reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in my classroom. It is an absolute classic, and every year my students all LOVE it. We have so much fun building our Fantastic Folder, and they are so PROUD of their finished work!
Here are some photos of us in action the last couple of weeks with this unit!
My students did a PHENOMENAL job with their setting covers this year. I had to take so many pictures!
On our last day we do an awards ceremony where all students receive a unique, personalized award. We talk a little about each student and explain the award, and they love it! There is currently 32 different awards in this pack, and I will be adding 10 more tomorrow! 🙂
My students go home on the last day of school with their “Bucket of Fun” for the summer! In this bucket I put a Personalized Subway Art about each child. They absolutely LOVE this, and so do my parents. It’s such a unique, and personalized way to show students how much you care about them and love them. I also put a book in their bucket that I get from the Scholastic Warehouse sale, and a summer reading pack! 🙂