5 Surefire Ways to Spice Things Up for the End of the Year

The end of the year is a great time to break out some classroom management tricks. And by tricks, I mean keeping kids on their toes to help finish out the year strong.

Here are 5 surefire ways that can help you keep things fresh in your classroom and keep the “manage” in classroom management.

5 Surefire Ways to Spice Things Up for the End of the Year (Classroom Management) - Teach Junkie
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Classroom Management for the End of the Year

Right, let’st start with the idea of changing up some teaching strategies. Add a little spice into the way you teach by making students into the teacher. They will be itching to tell you what to do and for procedural tasks, this makes a great solution for changing things up.

Create an “Are You Smarter Thank Your Teacher” fun competition to review concepts at the end of a unit. For math, consider letting students help create the test – you’ll be getting real bang for you buck with this one!

Try using investigations like Scholastic’s Math Maven Mysteries (for 3rd and 4th grade) pictured above to get students focused. And lastly, use the outdoors to your advantage…


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Leslie {aka the original Teach Junkie} loves learning new things to make teaching easier and more effective. She enjoys featuring creative classroom fun when she's not designing teacher shirts, making kindergarten lesson plans or planning her family's next trip to Disney World.