Oh how these last 7 days drag on. I am trying to relish my time left with my kiddos, but they are so distracted and off the walls. I don't want to resort to movies [not until next week anyway ;) ] so I had to come up with some end o' the year activities. One I borrowed from Two Writing Teachers is end of the year letters.
End of the Year Letters
This took them just about a class period, with the over achievers taking it home to finish. I was pleasantly surprised with the responses I got. Lots of sweet things, but also some helpful critiques. Students like creative writing, making PowerPoints, and the books we read. Criticism was too much vocab and going to fast during notes. Frankly I'm not sure if those can be changed. I do need to find new strategies for vocab. And I don't go too fast during notes. By the end of September I know how fast those kiddos can write. Once the slowest writer In the class is done, we go on. If you chose to talk during that slide and are not prepared, too darn bad.
The letters turned out to be a really nice activity to end on. 6 more days!!!