Monday, May 21, 2012

Finish Strong and a Summer Reading Tic-Tac-Toe Board

For this week's writing inspiration, I chose finishing strong.

Poem: "See It Through" by Edgar Albert Guest

This poem is about finishing strong and seeing things through even when it seems too difficult.  This does not directly apply to the end of the school year, but you could discuss struggles you have faced as a class this year and how you overcame them.  This would be a great poem to discuss imagery.  Maybe have students write their own poems about their struggles this year and what they overcame.

Quote: “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” - Frank Herbert

I chose this quote because I liked the idea that the end of the year is not really an ending, but a pause in the story.

 Picture:  Summer is here

I thought this picture was cute.  Sometimes the reason to finish strong is the reward in sight.

Source: Pinterest

Here is a freebie for summer and Manic Mondays at Classroom Freebies. It is a tic-tac-toe Reading menu/board that could be sent home for a summer activity.  It includes summer themed reading activities differentiated by multiple intelligences.

Enjoy the last week or so of school! 


  1. omg love the quote... where did you get those adorable borders for it ?

  2. The frame is from the 3am Teacher. She has super cute stuff.

  3. Thanks so much for the freebie! Have a super summer!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  4. I heart your quote so much. A "pause" in the story . . . what a great way to think of it. On another educational note, I am hosting my first linky party and would love for you to consider joining in. Pop over if you find a moment :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  5. I just found your blog & I am a new follower!! I am looking forward to reading more of your cute blog & ideas!

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. Thank you guys for commenting and checking out my blogs. Glad to have new followers and blogs to follow. :)


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