5 Tips to (Barely) Survive the End of the School Year

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First of all, if you’re reading this, PROPS TO YOU, you’re still in it to win it and surviving the end of the school year. I am going to try my best to calm your anxiety/excitement/sadness or whatever feelings you may have and guarantee at least ONE of these tips will be helpful to you.

1. BE KIND TO EVERYONE

This is the most logical and sane tip that I have to offer. It is hard enough trying to pack up your classroom, finish grades, and control all of the munchkins running around, etc. The last thing that we need is everyone being grumpy and rude to each other. Guys- we’re all in this together *cue High School Musical music*, but seriously…we have to look out for each other these last few weeks/days.

2. THROW THOSE PAPERS AWAY

All of those leftover plans and papers that you found in your filing cabinet…GET RID OF THEM. My rule of thumb…if you’re thinking, “I will definitely use this next year…” Or “Maybe I could use this for an icebreaker or something…” That translates to: “I will never use this and should throw it away because that is why my filing cabinet is so full now.” Trust me, just scan it and save it on your computer. Technology is a beautiful thing.

3. IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S JUNE

These kids are soooo done. They are not available for learning and we all know that. We are all hoping/praying that our administration knows that as well. But, with that being said…there are going to be instances where your “classroom” is really, truly, honestly a full-on circus. And guess what…that is OKAY. We are all trying to survive together. Utilize Go Noodle and bring on the brain breaks. You got this!

4. TEACH ORGANIZATION

Whether you’re a kindergarten teacher or a high school teacher, there is no better time to teach cleaning and organization than the end of the school year. A lot of these angels are so bundled up with excitement for summer that they don’t know what to do with themselves. Channel this energy and have them help you organize your classroom. This may seem like a bad idea (and it very well may be) but, don’t knock it ‘til you try it! If anything, classroom libraries always need organization. Or, have them test the markers to see if they work…everyone needs to have a job at this point.

5. WHINE & WINE

We are all at the end of the year. This means that at the end of the day we are tired, overly hungry, emotional and need to complain. The best way to complain is to whine & “wine” about it. It’s amazing how many feelings you keep bottled in when you’re not “wining” the right way. Drink up, buttercups!

The end of the school year comes with a lot of emotions. We have to be strategic about these emotions and know that we can persevere! The most important thing to remember is…it’s June…we always feel like this in June and we will be bright eyed and bushy tailed in August!

WE GOT THIS!
(Cheers!)


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