Saturday, May 14, 2016

End of the School Year Checklist Freebies

There is nothing that strikes panic and fear in teachers more than the principal handing you a packet of year end procedures as you look at your already overflowing calendar and wonder how you are going to get everything done! Well, take a deep breath, grab your beverage of choice, and join us for a summer countdown blog hop filled with tips and freebies to help you have a smooth ending to the school year!




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
  • Assemblies
  • 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! 


Now, enter to win a $25 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Certificate, and then follow along with our blog hop to get more tips and to collect your other freebies!


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27 comments:

  1. This time of the year I usually make my to-do list in a spiral notebook so I can keep it going. So much to do this time of the year. Thanks for the tips!

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  2. We have so many assemblies, special, field days, etc...just keeping track is a cHORE! I use Creative Clips GIANT wall calendar to keep track! Great HOP! Thanks! Wendy 1stgradefireworks

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  3. I am getting ready for a long term sub to start the next school year!

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  4. I've got to pack up my entire room since my ceilings are getting completely replaced. :(

    ~Wendy

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  5. Getting some of my beginning of year brag tags copied and laminated!

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  6. I need to finish end of the year benchmarks and testing, work on progress reports, report cards and end of the year awards, then finally pack up my room and put everything in the corner for the summer so the room can be cleaned.

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  7. Ending a long term sub so I'm packing and cleaning.

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  8. Great tips and thanks for the check lists! I am currently purging and organizing my classroom!

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  9. Yes, that dreadful end of year closing procedures packet from the principal can be very overwhelming! So thankful for two aides that help me get it done!

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  10. I am cleaning/ purging and trying to create more storage space. I also need to do report cards. My team and I have already planned for first quarter of next year.

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  11. I need to clean out my closet and run some things off for next year.

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  12. Thanks for the tips! I'll be subbing the last couple weeks of school, so I have a lot to do! :)

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  13. Love the To Do lists...I have so many that I need to make a list of all my lists!

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  14. We're moving schools next year while our school is renovated, so I've got to pack up EVERYTHING!! :( That's my whole list!

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  15. I absolutely LOVE lists! Lists Lists help organize my 37-open tabs mind!

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  16. I really need to deep clean my classroom and start getting stuff ready for next year! All while keeping my sanity! :D

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  17. Getting everything done before the last day!

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  18. I have a list for the last four days of school that I print out every year and just check off when done. Add moving classrooms before the last day of school this year and this end of year may be the death of me!

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  19. Packing up, awards, slideshow...these are just a few things to be done!

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  20. Packing up boxes of books, creating awards, class trips (2), and having students make posters for incoming students! :)

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  21. I'm creating summer resources for my TPT store!

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  22. My list is so long. I have some fun activities planned for my kids including a summer birthday party, sundae party and dress what you want to be when you grow up.

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  23. My list is very long, I'm working on my end of the year classroom party and awards.

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  24. Since the last day of school is June 23rd and only 1 day after that for teachers to pack up, prepping for final assessments, grading, and packing what I can asap.

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