By now your students have a nice handle on some basic writing skills. If they are wee-ones, you can brain storm some ideas during Circle Time and write sentences on the board for them to copy.
Have students TRACE the sentences and then complete the rest of the sentence by WRITING in their thoughts on the lines and then drawing and coloring the page to match it.
I've designed 3 booklets for you to choose from, or make it a week-long writing activity and do one every other day.
Laminate the pages and then bind the books.They make a wonderful keepsake for your new students to read year after year.
Make the class books even more personal and special by running off a copy on the photo setting of your printer of your class composite and have each student glue their school picture to their page as well as sign it.
Click on the links to view/print a copy of each one of the end-of-the-year class books. These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things... Class Book, In The Summer I Like To...Class Book, Whew! It's HOT! Class Book or if you like them all, print with one click June Class Books.
You may also want to check out the FREE Easy Reader for this month entitled: My Summer Senses. It's a great way to review your study of the 5 senses.
If you're looking for another Easy Reader fill-in check out: The Colors Of Summer.
It's a nice review of the color words and includes flashcards, skill sheets, and a certificate of praise. When my students are done, we read the booklets as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.
I take the children outside and read their class books under a shady tree while they slurp on a well-deserved popsicle.
Happy writing, sharing and reading!