#093: End of the School Year: Survival Guide

end of year organization Apr 28, 2022

Getting to the end of the school year is hard enough, but navigating the last weeks with grace and organization can be tricky too. Structure and organization are the backbones of your school year and the last days are no different.

So today, let's talk how to survive and thrive with end of the year planning to get you set for a smooth path to the finish line.


Before you let yourself get overwhelmed with all the "to-dos" for the end of the year, let's put a plan together. 

Then, you can enjoy the last days of school with your students and still get all the things done, on time. Sound like a dream? Maybe it does, but it's a doable dream. I know because I've done it, and I'm here today to share my process with YOU. Let's dive into today's episode to get you organized and ready to run the end of the school year race with grace, joy, and organization. What a concept!

Listen in to the full episode to find out:
  • The types of categories you need to consider as you plan for the end of the school year.
  • How to figure out all the things you need to do before you need to do them.
  • Why you need to schedule EVERYTHING.
  • Where to begin your planning and how to structure it.
  • A simple system for getting to the end of the year in style.

Listen to this episode for all the goodness [and don't forget to grab the free End of School Year Checklist below ⬇️].

And for summer ideas to send home check out episode #047: How to Help Families Keep the Learning Going All Summer

Teach joyfully,

H.O.P.E. Education RESOURCES you're going to L️VE:

  End of the School Year Checklist

Blog Post: What to Do Instead of Summer Homework

PLUS, check out ALL kinds of free printables in the Vault.


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