Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Here comes Summer!

School is almost over - but learning doesn't stop? Here are some end of year / summer activity resource pages and ideas.
Activities and web sites to give teachers and parents ideas for activities to do with their students and children during the those last weeks of school and the hot Summer months. Parents may also want to check back through the Summer to find things to do with their family especially on those rainy days.

End of year certificates, printables, activities and more

Making the Most of the Dreaded End-of-School Days - from Education World

An activity where students leave advice for those who will follow in their footsteps, or write informative letters to the teachers who will teach them next year.

As the school year draws to a close, many students find themselves drawn to the outdoors, and heads are filled with thoughts of vacation. The suggestions in this theme unit cover a variety of curriculum areas with fun, motivating activities to help wrap up the year. Some can be done online and others taken outside

Kind Compliments to end the year.
Download an idea HERE.

Feedback to The Teacher.
Give your pupils a turn to rate you as a teacher. Prepare a feedback form for your pupils to evaluate you as a teacher. Simply tell your pupils that you would like their help in becoming a better teacher. Leave an option for the pupils to answer anonymously. You can ask open questions or create an evaluation table with a pre-determined set of grades.
For example: 1 - excellent, 2 - good, 3 - OK, 4 - needs improvement, 5 - bad

OR Always, Usually, Seldom, Never etc.

Here are some suggestions that you can include in your feedback form:

1. My instructions are clear.
2. My lessons are interesting.
3. I respect you.
4. I treat you fairly.
5. I am considerate of your feelings.
6. My lessons are varied.
7. I am patient.
8. My expectations are reasonable.
9. My tests are fair.
10. I discipline fairly.
11. I make the lesson worthwhile.
12. I treat you as an equal.
13. I teach at your level.
14. I understand you.
15. I give you extra help if you need it.
16. I let you participate enough.
17. I give you fair grades.
Additional comments or suggestions:

And finally, a site with summer resources for families. "Don't let your kids forget all they've learned this year! Discover how to stop the summer brain drain and make learning a fun part of your everyday routine."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IRA and NCTE are proud to announce the launch of a special area Learning
Beyond the Classroom designed to help students continue to build on their
literacy learning outside of school.
Please visit
to find a collection of summer activities for children and teens. Included
also are printable tip sheets for using some of ReadWriteThink’s many
online interactive tools.