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Ideas for planning and teaching with Flocabulary in June

Whether your students are still in class this month, just about to end their school year, or are already finished, there are a few amazing resources you can use through Flocabulary to support them at the end of the school year and beyond into the summer to boost their vocabulary and keep students engaged at the same time. Here’s a few ideas to help you get through the end of the school year or give to students for engaging summer activity ideas.

Remembering Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. Honor her bravery and spirit with Flocabulary’s Anne Frank lesson. Students will learn about Anne’s remarkable life and diary in the video. They’ll work in pairs or small groups to read more about her and answer reading comprehension questions. Finally, they will put themselves in the shoes of the woman who discovered Anne’s diary after her death. Why was the diary so significant? What can you learn about Anne by reading it?

SMART Summer Goals

Prepare your students for a productive summer break with our social and emotional learning lesson about setting SMART goals. Students will use the steps from the video to brainstorm and set goals for the summer. They’ll then work with partners to assess their goals and ensure that they’re Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely. Extensions include creating a sample summer daily schedule that builds in time to work on their goals.

“I Spy” with Adjectives

Get students exercising their ELA skills during the final days of school with our adjectives lesson that puts a spin on the classic game of “I Spy.” Students will describe objects they “spy” in the classroom with single adjectives, and their partners will earn points based on how many adjectives they need to guess the object.

Math Facts Challenge

Wrap up the year with a math challenge using our multiplication and division challenge raps that provide practice multiplying and dividing numbers by 0-10. The videos are set up as games with multiple rounds of math problems and pauses between questions for students to call out the answers. Students can play in teams of two or small groups, and the first team to call out or write down the correct answer can earn a point. The winning team can then pick another Flocab lesson to watch as a class!

Flocab Jeopardy

Keep the end-of-year competition going by having students help create a Flocabulary Jeopardy game to play as a class, using Flocabulary challenge and quiz questions as the game content. Students can come up with Jeopardy category names—whether academic, like “Ancient World History,” and/or original, like “Songs that Mention Dogs.” Students can then browse the challenge questions and quiz questions from Flocabulary videos to find and compile questions that fit into the categories.

Don’t Let the Learning Stop

Don’t want to just send the kids off with some summer reading? Here are 10 summer activity ideas with Flocabulary that will make them want to learn while the school year is out.

Social Media + Learning = Fun End-of-Year Project

Use Twitter and Facebook (or fake versions!) as an engaging way to wrap up the year. These social media lesson plans span all subjects.

The Last 18 Years in Rap

At the end of each school year, we honor the newest crop of grads with The Last 18 Years in Rap. You can find our most recent edition here. And you can use one of these mini-lessons to teach it!

ELL Summer Assignment

Idioms can be hard to understand, and especially difficult if English is not your first language. Assign our Idioms lesson to your ELL students over the summer, and ask them to keep a log of idioms they encounter. They’ll be even more prepared to take on the quirks of the English language next year!

We know it’s hard to come up with content at the end of the school year, and it can be one of the most challenging times to keep students engaged. Flocabulary’s engaging videos and vocabulary ideas can keep students motivated and learning!