To add writing in with your reading, I’ve designed 3-end-of-the-year class books that will jump-start your students’ imaginations.
To find these class books, in the End of the Year Class Books packet click on the link.
Since the “Spin A Story Wheels” were so popular for the other months, I whipped one together for summer as well.
Click on the link to view/download the Spin a Story Wheel for Summer.
I hope these things help you fill in the last few days/weeks that you have with your students.
Isn’t it wonderful that they now know their standards and can work well independently?
Congratulations to them, and especially to you, for a job well done!
Do you have an end-of-the-year tip you’d like to share? I’d enjoy hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to post a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas.
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"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less." -Lee Iacocca
I'm Going To Have A Whate Of A Good Time...
This is along the same lines as the "Bucket List" and "Having A Ball" writing prompts above.
If you want to do this writing prompt too, have them write about the places they will go.
You can make one huge whale and give each student a blue wave to fill out, and then put the waves around your whale, or you can give each child their own whale and the writing prompt paper for them to complete and then arrange these on a bulletin board that's covered with blue paper.
To make the whales more personal, cut your students' school picture out as an oval, children glue the photo to a white oval, and then glue the white oval to a blue circle. (Have these pre-cut) Students use this as the whale's eye and glue it to their black whale.
Wiggle eyes also look cute. Students can add a red heart sticker for a cheek or use a crayon to color one in. Students also cut out a blue wave and glue it to the back of their whale.
Write child's name with a silver sharpie on the largest part of the wave.
I like to add a spray of water coming out of the spout. To add even more pizzazz, add silver glitter glue.
You can also add a bit of white glitter to the tops of the blue waves as well.
Students glue their whales to the top of their paper and trace the writing prompt with a blue marker and complete the thought with a list of things they are going to have a whale of a good time doing for the summer or if you're doing more than one prompt, they can list the places they plan to go, or would like to go, for that whale of a great time!
Click on the link to view/download Summer Fun Packet
Scroll down for the last article about Summer Writing Prompts. This one includes prompts #4, #5 and #6