This resource is a collection on individual activities to use at the end of year for rising 1st through 3rd graders.
Class Newsletter Template
This is used to get students to write their own 'end of year' newsletter to their parents. The template should be copied and used for students to feedback to parents on something that they have learned in the key subject areas
Autograph Book Template
This template works perfectly as a Year Book signing type activity. The teacher prints the pages and the students have classmates sign and leave a parting message. This works best if the teacher takes the time to insert a few pictures of the class into the document. In the past, this has served very useful for students that don't purchase the official school year book, or for schools that do not have year books made.
Welcome Message to New Students
This pdf. file can be used to get the leaving class to leave a parting message for the next year's class. The leaving class writes x3 pieces of advice. The teacher can use these parting letters as a bulletin board display at the start of the new year
End of Year Letter and List of Summer Activities
This is a letter you can send to parents just before the summer or even the holidays. It contains suggestions of how parents support their child's Reading Writing and Math. It also contains at least 20 links to websites that parents can use with their children over the summer.It is a perfect parting gift to encourage learning and review during the vacations (This sells well for $3 on its own)
Small and Learn Versions: Memory Books
Memories books that can be used to reflect on key moments throughout the year.
A Book Worm Award Certificate to recognise good reading habits
My Best Memories
A simple one page sheet that gets students to write and illustrate x3 of their best memories from the year. Again, this can be a display for the start of the new year
Curly Caterpillar Activity.
Students make Curly Caterpillar body parts. During the summer, they add a body part with the name of each book they read.