The end of school marathon is in the final count down!
Kids (moms and teachers too!) are teeming with excitement for summer, and while it may be hard to keep students’ attention during final lessons (with lack of A/C and summer day dreams) it won’t be hard to grab their attention with these 10 ingenious end-of-year celebration ideas!
Be sure to coordinate parent volunteers with VolunteerSpot’s free online sign up sheets and plan ahead with creative classroom activities!
Video: Present a slide show of class pictures from the year, or film quick snippets of students saying what they were most thankful for from their past year of school. Show your video during the class party and share with parents privately via email.
Collage Time: Ask parents to donate magazines students can you use to cut out pictures, letters, and phrases to create their own collages capturing their classroom memories. Or have them fashion mini vision boards for their hopes for the next school year.
Picture Banner: Print class photos from throughout the year (field trips, field days, carnivals, fundraisers), and string them around the classroom so kids are surrounded with memories as the year wraps up.
Summer Reading: Get kids excited by having them write down books they plan on reading during their time off and sharing their ideas with the class. And suggest they all think up ideas for writing their own novels!
T-shirt time: Have students bring white t-shirts and provide fabric markers for them to sign one another’s shirts with their names and happy comments – A wearable yearbook!
Crafts/Games: Finish off the year with a unique craft kids will love like bubble art; or engage in sharing time with a mini talent show or rock paper scissors tournament – find more fun class party game ideas over on RoomMomSpot.com!
Recognize outstanding achievements students made together as a class during the year. Perhaps they worked on a school garden, implemented class-wide recycling, cared for a class pet, excelled at a specific assignment, or completed a service project; recognize their efforts and congratulate them accordingly!
Recognize parent volunteers who made a difference in the classroom throughout the year with special appreciation.
Teacher Appreciation: Shout out your amazing teacher with thoughtful gifts and tokens of thanks, create a fun appreciation event.
Principal and Staff Gratitude: “Heart-Attack” the principals office, or leave a giant mountain of thank you pictures in the janitor’s closet. Scope out different staff’s cars and leave thank you notes in soap on their windows, School Secretaries, Speech Teachers, Librarians don’t leave anyone out!
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