Wow - I can't believe we're 11 days into June already! Before you know it, summer holidays will be here!
Before I get ahead of myself, though, we have a few important days to get through. If you're a high school teacher, you're probably gearing up for final exams; our elementary school counterparts are no doubt planning field trips; EVERYONE's getting ready for report cards. Whew!
Luckily, we also have yet another holiday to keep us on our toes - Father's Day. I've done a bit of a search, and admittedly, there's not a whole heckuva lot of quality interactive activities for your classroom. But I tried really, really hard to compile a list for you -- do I get an E for Effort?? For what it's worth, here are a few of my favourites from the one's I found...enjoy!
- This is simply a basic Language Arts word arranging activity, with a Father's Day theme. One of those exercises that reinforces skills while tying into your overall holiday unit.
- Again, not exclusive to Father's Day, this activity is your run-of-the-mill crossword puzzle, centered around our holiday theme.
Father's Day Poems (from the SMART Exchange)
- A fairly basic activity, I think this would best be used as a center, or as an activity that students can work on when finished other assignments.
- A little old school java applet, students try to find the matching pairs of pictures that all have to do with Father's Day.
I warned you -- these aren't the most educationally sound activities, but they can definitely be fun and contribute to your classroom nonetheless. And let's all remember...it IS June and the kids are starting to get restless. These are just some quick and easy activities that can get a small group working on your SMART Board while waiting to transition to the next subject, or simply take a break from all the year end activities.
Happy Father's Day next weekend everyone!