Plan for the best to come After reflecting on your year make a solid plan, write it down, to make sure you get in all the fun projects, all the lasting relationships, and all the celebrated accomplishments that students will remember long after they leave your classroom.
Novelty Plan activities that break up the routine are exciting and they will help you and your students cross the finish line with enthusiasm.
Joy Find your balance between maintaining expectations and still being able to laugh with your students. They know a big change is upon them, that they won’t have the safe and predictable security of school this summer – let yourself enjoy them and they enjoy you.
Prioritize If your school year is like most of mine, you probably won’t be able to fit in everything you originally intended. Take some time to look at what all there is left – start with what is required and then add with what will make the biggest impact. If what is left doesn’t make it into the schedule, you’ll know you included the most important pieces.
Leave it all on the table You can’t predict the situations and events of the summer – so make sure you let all your students know what they mean to you. Allow them to leave your classroom filled with feelings of acceptance and appreciation. It will start their and your summer off on a fantastic note.