End of Year Activities and Projects for Upper Elementary

End of Year Projects for Upper Elementary

End of year projects for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders made simple!

When the school year ends, upper elementary students are ready to tackle their own learning independently! That is why I love providing students with independent projects that allow them to shine, take control of their learning, and show what they can do!

End of year projects are so important for students to completeThey are essential to student development and achievement and are not busy work.

Well-planned end of year projects help students with the following:
  • time management and organization
  • independence
  • collaboration and teamwork
  • time to synthesize all of the amazing skills and strategies that you taught them all year long

When we complete independent projects in the classroom, the kids are always engaged, excited to work on their assignments, and can't wait to share everything that they are learning

This is always a HUGE teacher win any time of the year, but especially when school is winding down.

These research projects have everything you need to help your students succeed independently and engage with their learning, even at the end of the year!
  • anchor chart
  • nonfiction passage to serve as a model
  • step-by-step tasks for each day broken down
  • high-interest topics
  • graphic organizers
  • going further tasks
  • scoring rubrics
  • creative extensions

Which project will you do with your students?

See what teachers like you are saying below! 

National Park End of Year Project for 3rd 4th 5th Grade Middle School

"This is a fantastic resource! I love that this project is different than a typical state research project but allows them to explore different areas of the US. The project is clearly laid out with manageable steps for kids. Great project!"

independent animal end of year project for 3rd 4th 5th graders

"This was a fantastic way to keep my students learning and engaged!
The students loved it, and they were able to work independently because everything was provided for them to complete this activity."

end of year biography project for 3rd 4th 5th grade

"I do a biography project each year with my third graders. They used the note pages this year while reading. Our papers are the best in years!"
"Wow! This product really takes the students through biographies one step at a time. So very easy to help them gather information and report!"

end of year project summer ocean animal independent research project for 3rd 4th 5th graders

"This is an EXTRAORDINARY resource - it is so thoughtfully designed! Each step is clear, and the organization is exceptional for students! They LOVE this research project!"

end of year independent research project for 3rd 4th 5th graders

"This is fantastic! I already owned your inventor close read and love it! This is a perfect addition! Thanks for all your hard work!"

Not sure how to get started with independent research projects this end-of-the-year season? I can help!

Click the image below to read my best tips for getting started with projects in your classroom!

end of year projects for 3rd, 4th 5th graders

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