End of Year Lesson Plans:
Teaching Resources for June and July

Summer Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans

blue bullet point Summer Teaching Resources On this page, you will find end of year lesson plans, projects, and fun activities to use during June and July. I have designed a book report project, reading sticker chart, creative writing templates, and award certificates for that ideal to use at the end of the school year.

blue bullet point Since there are not many teaching days in June and most teachers do not teach during the summer, I have not created as many teaching resources for this web page. All of my end of the year teaching resources can be found on this page.





Favorite Book Report Bulletin Board Display

1st Place Trophy Book Report Projects
(Our Favorite Books)

1st Place Trophy Award Templates
End of Year Lesson Plans Book Report Set

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Our Favorite Books Trophy Bulletin Board Display Ideas
Elementary Classroom Bulletin Board Display:
1st Place Trophy Book ReportProjects

Fun TBook Report Projects and Templates Boy Elementary School Student

1st Place Trophy
Book Report Projects:

blue bullet point How many times during Grades 1 - 5 do elementary school students have to complete a writing asssignment about their favorite books that they have read?

blue bullet point If you assign the writing topic "My Favorite Book" to your students, they will most likely yawn and be very bored because they have written about this topic many times before.

blue bullet point Instead, be different from other teachers by assigning this unique 1st Place Trophy book report project to your students!

blue bullet point For this fun book report project, students design a trophy for their favorite books that they have read during the school year. Students write about the main character, setting, their favorite part of the book, and why this book deserves the 1st Place Trophy Award.


My Favorite Book That I Read Book Report Projects and Templates For Elementary Students
Example of Finished Book Report Project:
1st Place Trophy Award

blue bullet point Although this book report project can be used any time during the school year, I use this project at the end of the school year. I have my students share their favorite book report projects aloud in class during the last week of school.

blue bullet point While my students are listening to their classmates' oral presentations about their favorite books, they are required to make a list of these book titles. Students take this list of recommended books home with them and use it for ideas of books to read over the summer vacation.

My Favorite Book Award Book Report Templates
Example: 1st Place Trophy Book Report Project Templates

blue bullet point This uniquely shaped book report project contains five worksheet templates that assemble into a large 1st place trophy cup and stand.

blue bullet point Favorite Book Report Projects Trophy Templates and Printble Worksheets Measurements The finished trophy book report project measures 11 inches in width and 23 inches in height (see example on the right.)

blue bullet point Everything that you need to complete these trophy book report projects is included in this set of teaching resources. All that you will need is scissors, glue, tape, and coloring pencils.

blue bullet point There are 12 printable worksheets and template pages in this set, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner.

blue bullet point These finished 1st place trophy projects will make a colorful and dynamic bulletin board display of your students' work.

blue bullet point In addition, this set of reading resources includes 8 reading award ribbons and a large trophy cup for you to use as a center piece for your classroom bulletin board display.

blue bullet point Traditionally, requiring students to write an end of year summary about their favorite books is a task most students find quite boring. By using these uniquely shaped trophy graphic organizers, your students will be enthusiastic to work on this assignment near the end of the school year!

1st Placy Trophy Book Report Projects
What's Included?

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes assembling directions on how to prepare and assemble this favorite book report project. Below is an example of the assembling directions worksheet.


My Favorite Book Report Projects Directions for Assembling Templates

Fun Book Report Project Ideas For Kids blue bullet pointA book report grading rubric is included in this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point I believe that it is important for students to evaluate their own work, so my book report rubric contains an assessment section for both students and teachers.

blue bullet point When students evaluate their book report projects, they color in the faces on their grading rubric worksheets.

blue bullet point When a teacher evaluates the projects, the teacher circles the small numbers inside each box on the printable worksheets.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the grading rubric for this trophy book report project.


My Favorite Book Report Project Trophy Grading Rubric

Boy Holding Trophy blue bullet pointI believe that the writing process is important and that teachers should use process writing whenever possible.

blue bullet pointFor this reason, my students never begin their book report projects by writing on their final draft trophy templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.

blue bullet pointNext, my students edit and revise their written work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

This trophy book report project
is divided into the following
creative writing sections:


  • Title, Author, and Genre: top part of trophy cup
  • Illustration: middle of trophy cup
  • The Star of this Book: left cup handle
  • The Setting of the Book: right cup handle
  • My Favorite Part of this Book: bottom section of trophy
  • This Book Deserves the 1st Place Trophy Award: trophy stand
  • Name and Date: bottom of trophy stand

blue bullet pointDue to spelling differences in English, there are two separate sets of teaching resources for the printable worksheets and final draft trophy templates.

blue bullet pointYou can select the version that contains the spelling that is used in the country that you live in. (Examples: color / colour and favorite / favourite)

Trophy Book Report Project First Draft Printable Worksheets

1st Place Trophy
First Draft Worksheets:

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources contains two printable worksheets for students to write their first drafts on.

blue bullet point On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces allotted on the final draft trophy templates.

blue bullet point First Draft Worksheet #1:

  • Student Information: Name and Date
  • Book Information: Title, Author, and Genre
  • The Star of this Book: Introduce the main character.
  • The Setting of this Book: Tell where the story takes place.

My Favorite That I Read Printable Worksheets

blue bullet point First Draft Worksheet #2:

  • My Favorite Part of the Book: Describe your favorite part of the book. After other students read this section of your book report, they should be interested in reading this book too.
  • This Book Deserves the 1st Place Trophy Award: Explain why this is your favorite book that you read this year. Use examples from the story to support your opinion.

Favorite Book Report Projects Printable Worksheets

Trophy Book Report Projects Final Draft Templates

1st Place Trophy
Final Draft Templates:

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes 4 printable worksheets with 5 templates that are cut out and then glued together to form a trophy.

blue bullet point The finished trophy book report projects measure 23 inches in height and 11 inches in width.

  • Top of Trophy Template: Title, Author, and Genre
  • Circle: Drawing
  • Left Handle: The Star of this Book
  • Right Handle: The Setting of this Book

First Place Trophy Book Report Templates

  • Middle of Trophy Template: My Favorite Part of this Book
  • Base of Trophy Template: This Book Deserves the 1st Place Trophy Award because ....
  • Bottom of Trophy Template: Name and Date

Trophy Book Report Stand Templates

Trophy Book Report Project Color Templates blue bullet pointWhen I am first introducing my students to a new book report project, I believe that it is important for them to have a visual example of what a completed project looks like.

blue bullet pointI always complete an example of this favorite book report project before I introduce this assignment to my students.

blue bullet point Before my students begin writing their first drafts of this assignment, I show them my finished trophy book report project. This colorful visual example immediately grabs my students' attention and they are excited to start working on this unique project from the very beginning.

blue bullet point My students also enjoy hearing about the book that I chose to do my book report project on. This is also a wonderful opportunity to share a book that I would like to encourage my students to read as a free choice reading selection.

blue bullet point To save you time in coloring your example that you show to your students, I have included color trophy templates in this teaching resources set. I display my finished favorite book report at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own trophy projects.

Below: My Favorite Book Report
1st Place Trophy Color Templates


My Favorite Book Report Trophy Templates and Graphic Organizers

Free Trophy Book Report Bulletin Board Display Banner blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of time to design and assemble their classroom bulletin board displays.

blue bullet point Many teachers spend their valuable time cutting out large bulletin board display letters or making a banner at home on their own computers.

blue bullet point In order to help save you time in assembling a bulletin board display featuring your students' trophy projects, I have designed a 5 page banner that is included for free in this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point If you have access to a laminating machine, I recommend that you laminate your banner so that it will be more durable and you can use it again in the future.


Below: 1st Place Trophy Banner
(5 printable worksheets that are glued together to form a bulletin board display banner.)

Favorite Book Report Bulletin Board Display

There is a second banner in this set of teaching resources
with the spelling of favourite on it (not shown).

blue bullet point EXTRA GOODIES: This set of teaching resources includes a large trophy cup for you to use as an accent piece on your bulletin board display.

blue bullet point This large trophy display piece is the same size as the student projects. There is a second copy of this trophy with the spelling of favourite written on it (not shown) included in this set.


Reading Trophy Our Favorite Books Bulletin Board Display

blue bullet point I have designed 8 different colors of award ribbons that have #1 Book Award written on them. These ribbons measure 9 inches in height and 7 inches in width.


#1 Book Award Reading Book Reports Bulletin Board Display Accent Pieces

I hope that these EXTRA GOODIES that are included in this set of teaching
resources help save you time in decorating your trophy bulletin board display.

Elementary Girl Student Holding Trophy Book Report Project blue bullet point You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic classroom bulletin board display using your students' finished 1st place trophy book report projects.

blue bullet point These trophy graphic organizers are a unique and fun way to get your students excited about completing a writing assignment about their favorite books.

blue bullet point The writing responses that are required of your students will make them think and write about their books in a challenging and engaging way. In addition, this book report set includes trophy and ribbon accent pieces to help you in decorating your bulletin board display.

blue bullet point I hope your students enjoy completing this trophy book report project and reflecting on the books that they have read this year.

Elementary Classroom Bulletin Board Display of Trophy Book Report Projects



Summer Ice Cream Reading Sticker Chart Set

Summer Ice Cream Reading Sticker Chart
End of Year Lesson Plans Set

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Summer Reading Program Homework Ice Cream Sticker Chart Templates blue bullet pointAre you looking for a fun but simple summer reading assignment to give your students to keep them motivated to read over the summer holidays?

blue bullet pointThis summer reading sticker chart is just the answer! There are 24 sticker boxes for parents to record when their child reads during the summer vacation.

blue bullet pointThis summer reading sticker chart is two templates that are glued together to form an ice cream cone.

blue bullet pointThe top ice cream scoop is where the sticker charts are placed. In the second ice cream scoop, students write a short summary about the book that they liked the best that they read during the summer holiday.

blue bullet pointThis is a great activity for you to have your students assemble and color during the last week of school when you are busy with the many tasks that teachers have to complete at the end of the school year.

blue bullet pointGive each of your students a cone and ice cream scoop template to cut out, glue together, and color. Your students will not need any assistance with this and it is an assignment that will take them about 15 - 30 minutes, and requires no grading on your part!

blue bullet pointWhen your students have completed their sticker charts, collect them, and then distribute them to your students on the last day of school.


Below are examples of the black and white ice cream cone templates.

Summer Reading Sticker Chart for Elementary School Students
Summer Reading Sticker Chart Ice Cream Templates

I have also included color ice cream cone templates
if you want to print out color templates to give to your students.


Summer Reading Homework Sticker Charts Ice Cream Templates

Ice Cream Man blue bullet pointYour students' parents will appreciate that you have sent home a summer homework assignment that encourages and promotes reading.

blue bullet pointThis set comes with a letter that you can send home to your students' parents explaining this summer reading program.

blue bullet pointSince each teacher would want to customize their own letter, I have included this as a Microsoft Word document that you can edit and write your own letter to your students' parents.

blue bullet pointSince the words favorite and color appear in this set of teaching resources, there is a second set of resources with the spelling favourite and colour in them.



The Perfect Summer Vacation
Stationery and Matching Banner Set

The Perfect Summer Vacation Stationery and Matching Banner Set
End of Year Lesson Plans Set and Summer Printable Worksheets

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"The Perfect Summer Vacation" Stationery Set includes the following:


Summer Vacation Bulletin Board Display Banner Printable Worksheets

5 page bulletin board display banner (shown above)


The Perfect Summer Vacation Printable Worksheets

Color printable worksheets (shown above)

Black and white printable worksheets (not shown)



Our African Safaris
Stationery and Matching Banner Set

Our African Safaris Stationery and Matching Banner Set
End of Year Lesson Plans Set and Summer Printable Worksheets

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"Our African Safaris" Stationery Set includes the following:


Our African Safaris Bulletin Board Display Banner Printable Worksheets

5 page bulletin board display banner (shown above)


My African Safari Printable Worksheets

Color printable worksheets (shown above)

Black and white printable worksheets (not shown)



Flag Day June 14
Stationery and Matching Banner Set

Flag Day Stationery and Matching Banner Set
End of Year Lesson Plans Printable Worksheets

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This "Flag Day" Stationery Set includes the following:


Flag Day June 14 Bulletin Board Display Banner Printable Worksheets

5 page bulletin board display banner (shown above)

Flag Day June 14 Printable Worksheets

Black and white U.S.A. printable worksheets (shown above)

Flag Day June 14 Printable Worksheets Templates

Color U.S.A. printable worksheets (shown above)

Flag Day Templates and Printable Worksheets

Black and white flag and pole templates (shown above)



Sun and Palm Tree Summer Lesson Plans Below you will find a list of the fun creative writing templates and projects that are available on Unique Teaching Resources that are appropriate for June, July, and August themes.

Each of the boxes below contains a short description and a small picture of each of my creative writing templates and lesson plans.

If you click on the underlined link at the bottom of each box, you will be taken to a web page that describes that creative writing teaching resource in more detail. This new web page will show you larger pictures of the writing templates, as well as the 5 page bulletin board banner that is included in all of my creative writing teaching resources.


My Summer Vacation Cell Phone

My Summer Vacation Fun Cell Phone Templates

Provide your students with an engaging and fun way for them to write about what they did during their summer holidays with these unique cell phone text message templates.

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My Summer Vacation Suitcase

My Summer Vacation and Holiday Suitcase Writing Templates

Provide your students with an engaging and fun way for them to write about what they did during their summer holidays with these unique suitcase creative writing templates.

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Father's Day Card

Father's Day Card Elementary Students Activity

For this Father's Day card activity, students draw a portrait of their father on the coat and tie graphic on the front of the card, and write a message or poem on the inside of their cards.

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June Calendar Set

June Calendar Set
End of Year Lesson Plans Set

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June Calendar Set for Bulletin Board Displays for Summer

June Calendar Set for Pocket Charts

The first thing that teachers do each month is change their classroom calendars.

June Printable Calendar blue bullet pointAbove is an example of my printable monthly calendar for June. I have designed the calendar templates in this holiday calendar to fit inside the monthly calendar pocket charts that many teachers use.

blue bullet point The large June calendar title is a 2 page banner template that is glued together and cut out.

blue bullet point This printable calendar set for June includes large calendar templates for the 7 days of the week: Monday (shown above), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

blue bullet point This printable calendar set for June includes smaller calendar pieces for the 7 days of the week that will fit inside your calendar pocket chart.

blue bullet point The square calendar number dates (1-31) also fit inside pocket charts. There are square birthday calendar templates for you to print and write your students' names and birthday on. This set includes a printable blank calendar piece (not shown) for you to use for a variety of different purposes.

blue bullet point There are 11 printable calendar pages in this June teaching resources calendar set.



July Calendar Set

July Calendar Set
End of Year Lesson Plans Set

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July Calendar Set for Bulletin Board Displays for Summer

July Calendar Set for Pocket Charts

The first thing that teachers do each month is change their classroom calendars.

July Calendar blue bullet pointAbove is an example of my printable monthly calendar for July. I have designed the calendar templates in this holiday calendar to fit inside the monthly calendar pocket charts that many teachers use.

blue bullet point The large July calendar title is a 2 page banner template that is glued together and cut out.

blue bullet point This printable calendar set for July includes large calendar templates for the 7 days of the week: Monday (shown above), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

blue bullet point This printable calendar set for July includes smaller calendar pieces for the 7 days of the week that will fit inside your calendar pocket chart.

blue bullet point The square calendar number dates (1-31) also fit inside pocket charts. There are square birthday calendar templates for you to print and write your students' names and birthday on. This set includes a printable blank calendar piece (not shown) for you to use for a variety of different purposes.

blue bullet point There are 11 printable calendar pages in this July teaching resources calendar set.



Student Awards and Certificates:

Reward Students For Their
Improvement and Achievement
at the End of the School Year

blue bullet point Girl Student With Award Certificate If you are looking for student awards and certificates that you can present to your students at the end of the school year, you can view a large selection of them on my student awards and certificates web pages.

blue bullet point On my various award pages, you will find a variety of awards and certificates to give to your students in different subject areas and school related themes. For each award, there is a color copy of the certificate, as well as a black and white copy.

blue bullet point The majority of the schools that I have taught at have had end of the year awards ceremonies. In school wide awards ceremonies, only a few students are selected to receive recognition, so I have always held my own awards ceremony in my classroom near the end of the school year.

blue bullet point I want all of my students to know that I am proud of them for their own accomplishments during the school year. I reflect on each of my students and the progress that each student has made during the school year and present each student with an award certificate that represents an area that they have excelled or improved in.

blue bullet point For many of my students, especially my students who have learning disabilities, it is the first award that they have received at the end of the school year to take home to share with their parents.


Click on one of the award graphics below to view a specific
page and category of my student awards and certificates:


Return Back to Main Awards and Certificates Page Go To Achievement Award Certificates Page Go To Awards For All Subjects Page
Go To English Award Certificates Page Go To Math Awards Certificates Page Go To Science Award Certificates Page
Go To Social Studies Award Certificates Page Go To Art and Music Award Certificates Page Go To PE Award Certificates Page


Achievement Award Certificates | Awards For All Subjects

English Award Certificates | Math Award Certificates

Science Award Certificates | Social Studies Award Certificates

Art and Music Award Certificates | PE Award Certificates

Go To: Awards and Certificates Main Page

Award Certificates Value Pack For School Teachers: 66 awards for $3.50

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