Students work in different paces, and some are eager to share whenever they are finished. Others will at that point have quite a bit of work left to do. The “I’m finished”-packs are created to occupy the early finishers. Better yet? They are meaningful and fun tasks for early finishers!
The purpose of the “I’m finished”-series is that the teacher can simply print these worksheets and place them in a “finished” folder. The students can quietly help themselves to a sheet while waiting for new tasks in the classroom. Students that work at a high pace aren’t left idle, and because of that won’t have time to be bored or become disruptive.
Students that work at a slower pace are able to work in peace, without the distractions tied to others calling out “finished!”. Of course, they can be used for other purposes as well, such as centers – or even homework!
The growing bundle in this series will contain at least 10 different packs. At present, 5 are available. To give you a better understanding of the different tasks I’ve created a freebie with samples from all of them. Use the samples for your early finishers, or as you see fit! Find the freebie at the bottom of this post!
The current meaningful and fun tasks for early finishers are:
- Coloring by instructions
- Short writing tasks
- Coloring by multiplication
- Drawing & reading comprehension
- Pre-primer & primer sight words word search puzzles
1. Coloring by instructions
2. Short writing tasks
3. Coloring by multiplication
4. Drawing & reading comprehension
5. Pre-primer & primer sight words word search puzzles
I’ve found these meaningful and fun tasks for early finishers to be lifesavers in the classroom. I used to get a knot in my stomach every time someone finished early and I started running out of meaningful tasks to give them. I didn’t want to ask them to get a white sheet of paper and “draw something”. Creating these tasks has really helped me a lot! I sincerely hope they’ll be helpful for you as well, and that the samples are well received among your students! If you have any comments or feedback I would love to hear it!