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May Choice Board

May Choice Board

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Grade level

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Resource Type

GATE, Homework, Activities


English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Reading

Have you been looking for a way to provide more student voice and choice in your classroom? This May Holidays Choice Board is a great way to help students take ownership of their learning, while at the same time practicing essential reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Your students will have so much fun working on these activities about weird and wacky holidays in May that they won’t even realize they are learning!

Please click the green PREVIEW button to get a complete look at the May Holidays Choice Board!

The May Choice Board includes 8 creative activities for students to choose from (based on the 8 multiple intelligences). Each activity references a national holiday that takes place in May. Choice Boards are great for early finishers, but can also work in a center rotation, or as independent work during your reading workshop time. You decide how many activities you want your students to complete, making differentiation a snap!

This is also a great idea to send home as monthly homework! My students’ families loved working on these Choice Boards as an alternative to traditional (boring) worksheets.

Here’s what you get:

May Holidays Choice Board, including these activities:
❶ Art Smart- Cartoon Math Lesson (National Cartoonists Day)
❷ Word Smart- Science Limericks (National Limerick Day)
❸ Logic Smart- Solar System Word Search (National Space Day)
❹ Self Smart- Scrapbook Lesson (National Scrapbook Day)
❺ People Smart- Sunscreen Commercial (National Sunscreen Day)
❻ Body Smart- New Brain Break (National Fitness Day)
❼ Nature Smart- Endangered Species Poster (National Endangered Species Day)
❽ Music Smart- Teacher Appreciation Song (National Teacher Appreciation Week)

Activity Cards
The Activity Cards tell students exactly what they need to do to complete each project successfully.

Activity Sheets
Each activity has a corresponding Activity Sheet. Some are planning sheets, while some are designed to house the completed activity.

Students are graded on 4 categories on a 1-4 scale. Read the rubric with the students beforehand so they know exactly what is expected!

Want a New Wacky Holiday Choice Board Each Month? Check out the GROWING BUNDLE HERE!

Wacky Holidays Choice Board Bundle

If you purchase this product and love it, please consider leaving a rating! I would love to know what your students think about the May Choice Board!

For any questions, please email me directly at [email protected]

(c) 2019 It Happened in 3rd

3 reviews
    Sarah M.
    10 Jul 2023
    My boys (6 and 9) loved this choice board. They found the national holidays really fun and loved that they got to choose the activity that most suited them. I love how each choice allows for so much student creativity. Because my kids each only chose one (out of 8 options) this month we can save this to use again in future years. I love that for the price this is something we can use multiple times.
    King's Korner Store
    10 Jul 2023
    I love these choice calendars! Great resource and project ideas!
    Helen Jo Morse
    10 Jul 2023
    My class had fun with these! We needed a break and holidays always do the trick. I was hoping to incorporate them all year.