Hi friends! I'm joining up with some of my favorite blogging buddies to give you some end of the year ideas to help you survive the chaos of the weeks ahead.
At the end of each year, I always have my kids write a letter to next years class telling them about me, something fun they will do, what they will learn, our classroom rules and anything else they feel like sharing. This gets them excited about learning and is a great way to review our school year.
We spent the first day or two working on our graphic organizer. We brainstormed ideas on the board together and then they and to choose two things to write down in each box. I think I enjoyed this more than they did. I loved seeing them come up with what they have learned and for the first time this year, they were actually excited about writing. #proudteachermomentforsure
When it came to the part to write down something the teacher doesn't like just about all of them wrote that I don't like that song What Does the Fox Say. HA! I can not stand that song. I refuse to play it for them and we don't do that brain break!
After we spent a few days making our graphic organizer it was time to start the letter process. We just wrapped up our letter writing unit a few weeks ago so I was anxious to see these skills put to the test. They did a really great job and not one of them complained.
They all turned out great but here are some of my favorites.
*One thing you'll need to know is she will take a lot of pictures* TRUE STORY! :)
*Mrs. Bernethy does not like it when you lie.*
*I love that he said Go Noodle! We haven't used it very long but it has been a huge hit!*
Didn't they do a good job?!? Writing has been such a struggle for us this year so I'm loving one of our final pieces and seeing how far they have come. You can get this writing organizer and template by clicking here. I've included grades 1-5.
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