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"I'm Done, Now What?": A List of Things Students Can Do After Seat Work

By: CanTeach
Children work at different paces. Here are some suggestions for how to keep your speedy workers occupied while their classmates finish their assignments.
  • Check your work for errors. Can I make it better?
  • Read a book.
  • Write in your journal.
  • Write a story.
  • Help someone else.
  • Tidy up your desk/table.
  • Tidy up the class room.
  • Catch up on some home work.
  • Ask to go and help out in another class.
  • Study for a test.
  • Write notes to someone else who also is done.
  • Go to the library and sign out a book.
  • Work on the computer.
  • Read a book to/with someone else who also is done.
  • Take a nap at your desk/table.
  • Ask the teacher if there is anything else you can do.
Reprinted with permission from CanTeach (www.canteach.ca).

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