Farewell, Fourth Grade: End of the Year Reflections and Activities
3rd - 6th
Encourage upper elementary students to thoughtfully reflect on the school year with a variety of creative, end-of-the-year activities!
This resource includes the following activities:
- End of the Year Surveys This activity combines Likert scale-type and open-ended questions about student opinions on the classroom environment, class content, likes and dislikes, personal growth, and much more! Surveys are short (6-12 questions) and consist of thoughtful questions that are specific and tailored to each subject and topic. Students will appreciate having their opinions valued, and you will appreciate this useful data to reflect on as you plan for next year's classes.
- Letters to New Fourth Graders Let students share their insights on fourth grade with next year's class by writing them letters on a fun template!
- Top 10 Tips for Fourth Grade Poster Students use their creativity and wisdom gained in fourth grade to design a succinct guide to surviving the fourth grade using an eye-catching template.
- Make the Grade: A Guide to School Success This option combines reflection & writing as students to develop a "survival" handbook for incoming fourth graders. Each page of the handbook provides students lined space to write about "How to Make the Grade" in areas such as Reading, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Homework, Tests, Behavior, and Organization. Students can infuse some of their own style in decorating the handbook as well. What a great surprise for next year's class!
- Nuggets of Knowledge Bulletin Board Activity Let students create your back-to-school bulletin board for next year with a Gold Rush-themed activity in which they provide "gold nuggets of knowledge" for next year's class using the provided nugget template. A sample bulletin board design is included!
- Our Favorite Episodes from Fourth Grade Timeline Activity Based on a television theme, students write about and/or illustrate their most favorite or memorable experiences from this school year including the date on the provided TV template. Then, you choose how you want to use the templates. How about a sequencing activity? Or a kinesthetic activity where students represent and order the events? This activity would also lend itself to being a bulletin board or wall decor.
This resource is also available in digital format.
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