Posts filed under ‘End of Year Activities’

A Whole year of 7th Grade Science – the best one yet!

A link to the whole lot – a year’s worth of successful, fun and free curriculum tested at Orinda Intermediate School.

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Continue Reading June 11, 2015 at 2:12 PM Leave a comment

Energy Opportunity Finale: The “Marketplace” Game!

An ad campaign for energy opportunities has to be effective in the real marketplace for students to be successful innovators. This simulation helped my students to understand basic economics and political realities of 21st Century America. All made possible with the help of my economist husband. I love the intersection between subject areas, where the most interesting ideas are, and where there are rich possibilities for math, English and social studies links too.

Continue Reading June 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM Leave a comment

From this year’s students to next – The end of year letter

A fun, easy and engaging way to get constructive feedback on the year from students, AND a cool way to welcome next year’s students in. Plus a summary of what students got from this year’s 8th grade science course, gleaned from the letters.

Continue Reading June 6, 2012 at 7:04 AM Leave a comment

Kids Choice “Job Interviews”

What to do with end-of-school 8th graders? Give them more freedom than they expect, and a job interview…

Continue Reading May 20, 2011 at 12:23 PM 2 comments


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