Preparing for the End of the School Year

Whether your students are third graders or seniors in high school, the end of the school year is almost here and chances are they are fighting the temptation to fade.  (Whether you are a parent or a teacher, you wish to fade as well.)   Remind your students (and yourselves) that in the final stretch of a race, the temptation to ease up is difficult to resist and procrastination becomes more likely, especially for those who fear doing well on year end testing and projects.  Success is often determined in the starting and in the finishing, however, so encourage them to do their best to finish well.

It’s a great time to read these previous posts and go over them with your students:


Finishing Strong

NEXT WEEK, I will address the issue of boredom.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks for the great reminders!

  2. Was telling the girls this when they came out to az. They were feeling like putting off and giving up. Forwarded procrastination blog to both and reminded them. It’s even more important with what’s going on to finish strong. Thanks Ellen your blogs are motivating and encouraging to kids and me(adult).

  3. In finishing well, we are reminded to “not become weary in doing good”, especially this time of year. Thanks for reminders to press on toward our goals and toward the ultimate goal of Christ Jesus! Keep writing, Ellen! :)Di


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