Get Ready for Testing, Refreshing the Classroom, and Prepping for Goodbyes
(Psst, teachers! This is ONE MONTH in my popular 12-month series! See the whole series here and have an awesome year!)
April is Here – 4 Full Weeks of School!
Here it is – April – what can feel like one of the longest months in the school year, following Spring Break with no more vacations until Memorial Day (ugh!). That can feel like a long time, especially after the faster, shorter months we experience in the Winter. Here are some of the best teacher tips for April and ideas for thriving! Use this awesome month to make a huge impact for your students and fellow staff members.
Set Fresh Goals for Students
Are you reaching the deadline for covering content before your state assessments? Are you trying to decide what content to scrap in your final months, and what to revisit? April is a great time to decide on goals for your students’ learning in your final months together.
Every day counts in the classroom! April is a great time to reflect on how successful students have been in learning the skills you’ve been teaching. It’s a great time to decide just how far you want students to go. Or (better yet) decide to re-double efforts and ensure that, when they leave your classroom, they have those skills that are essential for their future success.
Reflect on your non-negotiables, and use your assessment to re-invigorate your hard work. Those final months will be over before you know it.
Update Those Bulletin Boards for Summer!
With warm weather (and the end of school!) just around the corner, it’s time to update those tired bulletin boards with fresh ideas for the end of the year! Check out my Etsy shop for ready-made bulletin boards and LOTS of shapes to inspire you!
I even sell custom die cut letters for ANY message you’d like! There are tons of options for colors, fonts, and sizes. Take the work out of your bulletin boards and let someone else do the heavy lift!