End of the School Year
- All's Well That Ends Well
- An Autograph Book from Yesteryear
- Create a Class Yearbook
- End of the School Year Lesson Plans
- End of the School Year Poems
- How Do I Get There From Here?
World Environment Day
- Animal Lesson Plans
- Earth Day Lesson Plans
- Earth Day Teaching Theme
- Earth's Properties Lesson Plans
- Earth Science Lesson Plans
- Environment Lesson Plans
- Farm Lesson Plans
- Oceans Lesson Plans
- Plant Life Lesson Plans
- Rainforest Lesson Plans
Scientific Method Week
- Ask the Antlion
- Basic Science Principle Lesson Plans
- Inquiring Minds Want To Know
- Inventors / Inventions Teaching Theme
- Mystery Liquids! Hypothesis or Inference?
- Up, Up and Away with the Scientific Method
- Science Teaching Tips
- Scientific Method Lesson Plans
Writing For Fun Day
- Creative Writing Theme
- Types of Writing
- Types of Writing Theme
- Types of Writing Worksheets
- Writing Lesson Plans
Word of the Day Month
- How to Learn New Vocabulary Words Quickly
- Undercover Vocabulary
- Vocabulary Drawing
- Vocabulary Lesson Plans
- Words 'R Us
- Dad's 'Magnetic' Personality
- Father's Day Lesson Plans
- Father's Day Vocabulary Worksheets
- Father's Day Wind Chimes
- Good Grief!
- My Family Tradition
June Teaching Ideas for Your Classroom
The school year is about to end, and you probably have your plate full with tasks to wrap up the academic year! However, you need not worry –we are here to help!
With the summer break excitement building up, keeping your students focused towards the end can be challenging. If you are wondering what to include in your June teaching plan, we have you covered with some great ideas. Read on to find out.
Here are some great ways to end the school year and keep your students engaged
1) World Environment Day Festivities
June is the perfect time to teach your students the importance of a clean and healthy environment we live in. World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th of June. Use this opportunity to explore the following fun and engaging environment-related activities with your students:
A. Plant trees with your students. Global warming is a serious concern, and it is increasing due to deforestation and greenhouse gasses. So, go on a tree plantation drive and enjoy experiencing nature with your class to celebrate World Environment Day.
B. Teach students about suitability and electricity. Start by making them understand the cost and value of our electricity. A huge part of protecting the environment is the conservation of electricity, as it produces electricity that contributes to 36 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions damaging the ozone layer. Students must be taught ways to conserve energy and live green and eco-friendly lifestyles.
C. Create and label separate recycling bins for your class and teach students how to dispose of waste in their respective bins. You can add bins for plastic, metal, and paper.
D. Go on a cleaning walk around the school. Teach your students the importance of collective efforts towards a clean and green environment. Have your class collect and recycle waste around the school. Be sure to wear gloves and masks and carry sanitizers to ensure safety.
E. Design posters to create awareness. You can have your students create posters to be hung around the community. You can brainstorm ideas for slogans before getting started.
With these simple activities, you can teach your class the importance of protecting the environment. These skills will also aid in their early development. Help protect and conserve the environment with your students.
2) Plan a Field Trip
What better way to end the school year than with a nature field trip? Organize a trip to one of your nearby national parks, nature sites, hiking trails, local forests, or botanical gardens. Going on a field trip is an effective way to allow your class to experience the beauty of nature while learning new things, such as different types of plants and animal habitats. Invite a field guide and ask your students to take notes during their trip.
You can ask your class to revisit the notes later and write an essay describing everything they learned, as this would make for a great writing practice exercise.
3) Design a Summer Cookbook with Healthy Snack Recipes
Another excellent teaching idea is to design cookbooks with your class with recipes they can try over the summer. Start by brainstorming healthy snack ideas with your class that is easy to prepare. You can use printable recipe card templates and hand them out to your students for them to write on. Having a format can come in handy while writing recipes. Lastly, compline all the recipes together in the form of a book and design a cover. Make copies and hand one out to each student to enjoy healthy snacks over the summer.
4) Thank You Notes and Writing Assignments
Wrap up the school year with a thank you note writing exercise. Teach your class the importance of expressing gratitude and being grateful. A big part of wrapping the school year is thanking your friends and teachers for all their support and guidance throughout the year.
You can provide them with printable thank you writing prompts. Once they are done writing, you can paste them on the bulletin board!
5) June Reading
It is time to catch up on some reading with some great books to read in June. If you don't want to go with traditional story books, you can have your class read interesting materials like comics, kids' magazines, holiday ads, etc.
Here are some of our top picks for June reading that your students will love:
- And Then Comes Summer, Tom Brenner
- Lemonade Stand: A Rhyming Summer Picture Book
- Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee
- Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg
6) Celebrate International Picnic Day
June is all about enjoying nature. International Picnic Day is a day dedicated to doing just that. It is celebrated worldwide on the 18th of June every year. So, grab some healthy sandwiches and take your students on a picnic to your nearby park. This activity also presents an excellent chance to all teachers to have a relaxing and stress-free day.
7) Father's Day Activities
Father's Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June and is dedicated to all fathers to appreciate their hard work, constant support, and appreciation in our lives. Here are some fun Father's Day activities for your classroom:
- Design Father's Day cards.
- Create a picture book gift.
- Write a thank-you letter to your father.
8) June Math Riddles
Math problems and exercises can be daunting for some students. However, you can incorporate some fun math riddles into your teaching plans to help develop your students' interests. Fun and engaging math riddles serve as an effective way to develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills among your students.
Students are taught to fear math from a very early age. You can take away this fear and show them that math doesn't always have to be dry. Solving math riddles will also give them the confidence to solve everyday math problems and exercises.
We wish you a happy summer and hope that these June teaching ideas for your classroom with help keep your students engaged and focused toward the end of the school year.