Surviving Spring to Welcome Summer-Blog Hop

Do your kiddos have Spring Fever yet?? Mine certainly do! With our state tests coming up in a little over a week, we have buckled down with test prep, and it's everything I can do to keep them entertained and having fun!

Several of my BBBs have come together to share some tips of how we make it through the rest of the year (with some freebies AND a chance to win one of three TPT gift certificates or a Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener)!


Let's be honest, at this point, the kiddos are definitely starting to check out! Getting them to do small tasks can be hard! And homework? Forget about it! Right? Wrong! I started this a few weeks ago to motivate my kiddos to still do that homework, even after the big tests are over and the weather is so nice!

Each week I keep track of homework stats on the Homework Club sheet in this pack. I have my "VIP" check in homework each morning, and if it's not they just put a check ned to their name. Then, that student has to take their homework club magnet down off the board. On Friday, whichever students are left get to enjoy a half hour extra recess outside in the gorgeous spring/summer weather! :) The other students stay inside and write a reflection of why they aren't in homework club. One week of this, and all of those kiddos will be completing their work and EXCITED and proud to be in homework club! :)





You can make your own Homework Club just like ours by downloading my editable freebie here!

I would love feedback on the product page to hear how you used it in your room and how motivated your students were!

My second tip for you is to finish up the year with a fun writing project! I always have my kiddos write an advice book for next year's 4th graders. They LOVE writing this, I {love} reading their opinions, and it's so fun to read to the new kiddos in the fall! You can pick this up for free from my TPT store, too! :) Click here to download. I hope your books turn out as fun as mine do every year! :)


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8 comments

  1. Awesome idea! Thanks so much for sharing so generously with all of us!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you will get use out of the ideas :)

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  2. I definitely need this! Homework has become such a hassle. Of course, it seems like the same kids over and over that don't do it....ugh! Thanks for the freebie. I will put it to good use!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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    1. Homework was such a hassle in my room, too! This has definitely helped! Especially this time of year when the weather is gorgeous! :) Hope it works for you, too, friend! :)

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  3. Both ideas are Wonderful! Thanks for the freebies. I'll let you know how they turn out.

    Susan
    PassioninPortableland

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    1. Thank you so much! And I hope they work wonderfully for you :)

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  4. Thank you for this. I am constantly struggling with what to do about homework. This might be my solution for next year! Thanks much!

    Cheers,
    Jameson
    Lessons With Coffee

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    1. Of course! Homework was a pain in my room before, too! This has definitely helped:)

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