Summer Slide

The Summer Slide Resources for Teachers

Students can lose valuable academic skills over the summer. This is referred to as the summer slide. Students slide backwards and actually lose progress. Students who lose the valuable skills often lose skills each summer of their school career, and the loss adds up. The good news is that the summer slide is preventable! One of the biggest ways to prevent the […]

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Last Month of School

How to Thrive in the Last Month of School

There is always something in the air during the last month of school. There is the excitement of upcoming summer break. There is the relief of being done with state testing. Kids and teachers alike are a little more antsy. That doesn’t mean you can just put your feet up and pop in a video, though. It is definitely a challenge […]

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End of the Year: Teach the Teacher Day

One of my favorite end of the year activities that I did with third graders was Teach the Teacher Day. I usually planned it for one of the last days of school, but not THE last day. Each student gets to teach a lesson of his or her choice. It can be about anything! It was so fun because you […]

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