I am also giving away a $25 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card to help you with end of the year or back to school planning for next year!
My tip and freebie for saving your sanity is to plan out your last few weeks of school with the goal of getting it all done without staying at school until the wee hours of the night! If you are really ambitious, you might be ready in advance! Wouldn't that be nice?
Step 1: Create a list of any and all task you know you need to do in the next few weeks. I have listed a few possible tasks below to help you get started. If you can think of anything I might have forgotten, feel free to leave a comment below (your comments will also get you an extra entry into my giveaway!)
- Report Cards
- End of Year Awards
- Student Gifts
- Volunteer Gifts
- Memory Books
- Next Year Prep (binders, lesson plans, etc.)
- Cumulative Folders
- Packing Up Classroom
- Field Day
- Field Trips
- End of Year Parties
- Shred IEP forms/send to new teacher
- Return borrowed supplies
- Supply Inventory
Step 2: Grab a calendar and start plugging in deadlines and due dates for all of the items you came up with in Step 1.
Step 3: Break down tasks by the weeks you have left. Plan smart so that you won't have to stay late, but you'll also be able to get everything done in time. You might want to schedule several sessions for tasks that are particularly tedious like grading, report cards, or student gifts.
Step 4: Hold yourself accountable to getting the things on your list done, and reward yourself if you do accomplish them. (My favorite reward this time of year is an iced latte from Starbucks).
You can find the checklists pictured above along with a few others in my freebie for you!
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