First of all, breathe deeply, it's going to be okay. One technique I have
used when students finish early is to have a box of activities they can choose
from to complete. I try to include drawing, painting.....writing. That sort of
thing. I also have them start another of the same project if they finish "way"
early saying that practice makes perfect, and I'll only grade the best one,
that they choose, at the end.
Gee, I always thought it was the 7th graders that were lucky to make it
through the year alive....
Anyway, you have come to the best possible place in cyberspace.