“I’m dooooooooooone, What do I do now?” This phrase could be heard daily in my classroom last year and it was like nails on a chalkboard! I always had things for the students to do when they finished work, but they often forgot what those things were by the time they finished. I am really trying to avoid hearing that awful phrase again this year, so I created a menu of items for students to complete when they finish assignments. The only rule that I have is that they make up any unfinished work before they choose any other menu options. I made the lists the size of business cards on yellow card-stock paper and laminated them. I will tape the list to the top of each desk so students have it handy at all times.
Feel free to change the tasks to whatever works in your classroom!