Kelly Tenkely from iLearn Technology just posted a link to her Pinterest board of classroom inspirations, and I think I just found my entire curriculum for next year on it!
One of the ideas on her board was this great end-of-the-year activity that was pinned from http://befickle.blogspot.com/2010/03/secret-service-activity-days-activity.html
This is a fabulous way to encourage students to perform some random acts of kindness over the summer. Or, you could use the idea of a “mission” for other achievements you would like them to work towards: reading certain books, solving “mysteries”, doing something active, etc…
You have got to head over to Kelly’s board to see the rest of her “inspirations”! It’s very motivating.
On a side note, we were talking with our principal about using one of our Staff Development days to do a “Pinterest Make and Take”. Time would be set aside for everyone to make things for their classroom based on Pinterest inspirations. There could even be groups who might meet to make their products together. At the end would be a share time. Doesn’t that sound like a productive (and fun) way to spend a Staff Development day?