Are you ready for your end of year review? Before you make a plan, check out these outrageous ideas for your best end of year review yet!
End of Year Review Idea #1
Up the prizes!
I don’t know if you use prizes throughout the school year for classroom review games, but whether you do or not, definitely consider it at the end of the year.
While I do recommend prizes, I do NOT recommend breaking the bank on them. Check out this post with 50 ideas for FREE student rewards.
The reason I choose to up the prizes and give them away much more freely than throughout the year is that by the end of the year it is harder and harder to keep students engaged, and if something as simple as being able to sit in the teacher’s rolly chair for the day or wearing a hat builds enthusiasm, I am more than all about it.
End of Year Review Idea #2
Let the competition commence!
Another way to instantly up the engagement is through some friendly competition. Review games that capture the competitive edge in students are an instant hit. Not only that but they can be modified so that everyone can be successful.
My absolute FAVORITE review game for adding some competition to the mix is Digital Stinky Feet. I have a few end-of-year math reviews pre-made, but also offer an editable template that can be used over and over again.
End of Year Review Idea #3
Play to fan favorites!
By this point in the school year, your students have likely identified a review strategy or game that they enjoy most. Play to this!
Take that strategy or game and pump it up a bit with tougher questions, more fanfare, and really dive in.
This is where you *might* choose to do a room transformation or dress up as a character a la a gameshow host complete with a long skinny microphone or lectern. I will caution you, only do this if it brings you joy, not because you feel like you have to.
Ready for Your Best End of Year Review Yet?
You bet you are!
Remember, the substance of the review is always more important than the style you use and more prep does not mean a better result. Stick to what brings you and your students joy and have fun!
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