End of Year
Remind students that learning takes place at all times and places.

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Teacher Notes:
When I coached the graduation speakers I had them list the top 15 popular song titles.  Then the students would embed the appropriate ones in their speeches. They got a lot of standing ovations and it kept the audience's interest.

Graduation Speech Ideas

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Crafting Graduation Speeches: Getting kids inspired | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

Awards, Certificates and Rewards

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The Brain and Brain Games


Summer School

My Genius Hour page

My MakerEd page


End of School Year Lesson Plans and Activities

How to Make It to the End of the School Year @coolcatteacher

Ending the School Year with Epic Ideas and Intrigue @burgessdave @coolcatteacher End the School Year Like a Pirate with Dave Burgess

End of the Year Checklist for Teachers

My Exit - Capstone Projects page

My Field Days page

My Packing Up Your Classroom Page

The Best Web Tools and Activities for End of School Year

Making the Most of the Dreaded End-of-School Days - Education World Lesson Planning

Education World Lesson Planning: Great End-of-Year Lessons -- Volume #3

End Of School Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Activities - The Lesson Plans Page

End of the School Year Activities - Blackwell's Best

End of the Year Activities

End of the Year Activities and Lesson Plans

End of Year - Year-End Activities

3 End of Year Reflection Strategies for Students @Edutopia

3 Easy Ways to Wrap up the School Year

Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects | Edutopia

7+ Ideas & Resources for Wrapping Up the School Year with a Bang! | ESL Library Blog @shellterrell

7 Smart Tips for Wrapping Up the School Year (And Get a Head Start on the Fall) @coolcatteacher @Angela_Watson @bamradionetwork

Exit Celebrating: 8 Epic Ideas for Ending the School Year - Edutopia @coolcatteacher

12 Good Tools for Creating End-of-Year Review Activities - @rmbyrne

End-of-the-Year Activities, Lessons, & Advice (K-12) - TeacherVision.com

End-of-the-Year Tips - Scholastic

For the End of the School Year - CanTeach Songs & Poems

School Memory Book  EnchantedLearning

End of the Year Theme - Lesson Plans, Thematic Units, Printables, Worksheets, and More from A to Z Teacher Stuff

End of the Year Program - Kinderteacher

June Theme Unit - Worksheets and Printables

Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles