This is a quick and easy keepsake card for the teacher. Packet includes a note home to parents. Include a sheet of construction paper, so they can trace and cut out their child's hand. Students write a special note to their teacher and sign it, returning their handprint in the envelope.
If you're a teacher and would cherish one of these, simply show the idea to a fellow teacher. If they like it too, you can swap students for 15-20 minutes. You make one for her, with her students, and she makes one for you, with your kiddos.
This "craftivity" is very versatile, as it includes templates for an end-of-the year memory book, with covers for preschool through 6th grade, plus a blank template. If you already have a memory book, have students write why they think this grade was terrific. You can also use this as a self-esteem builder (fill a bucket) activity (use the ______ is "T"-'rrific!" template) and have each classmate write a compliment in everyone's booklet; or fill in the blank with My Dad, or Grandparents and use for Father's or Grandparent's Day. It also works for back-to-school. Have students write about why their summer was terrific.
Have students write what they'd like to see and do during summer vacation on the lens-shaped pages. For more pizzazz, run the sunglasses off on scrapbook paper. Take a photo of each student wearing goofy sunglasses; cut into oval shapes and have them glue theirs to the right lens.
Help build your students' self-esteem, with this sweet end-of-the-year activity. Students color their cat, glue on the blank template(s) to include a space for X number of students to write a compliment on, and then accordion fold it. Includes bookmarks.
This packet is a great alternative to the usual end-of-the-year memory book. Students glue the templates to a file folder and cut on the lines to create a flip booklet. An autograph page is included that can be glued to the back.
The packet includes templates that you can use at the beginning of the school year to get to know your students, as well as one to use at the end of the year, plus bookmarks you can give to your kiddos, plus one they can make for your next year's students.
Define what an adjective is and have your students describe themselves at the beginning of the year. Collect and save 'til the last week of school and have them use adjectives to describe themselves now. Have they changed?
The packet includes stationery for the writing prompt: "I had a blast in _________ grade!" with templates for preschool through 8th grade. Add a toilet paper tube "firecracker" for 3D pizzazz, plus a school photo to turn this "craftivity" into an interesting bulletin board.
Your students can make the cupcake for themselves or for one of your new students who will be coming in the fall. What a nice surprise to find in or on their desk on the first day of school. I also have a simple writing prompt option, where students color a cupcake on a bookmark that says: "Wishing you a sweet year!" They can leave a note underneath.