Nurse Appreciation News & School Nurse Poem…
★ Use this student newspaper template for any writing activity year after year.
★ I have included 3 writing prompt worksheets you can use for Nurse Appreciation Day.
★ One version of each has plain lines, and one version of each prompt has skip count baselines.
• I remember when you….
• Thank you for…
• You are the best nurse because…
★ I also wrote a School Nurse Poem that your class can give to your nurse. There are 3 versions. One has color illustrations. One has black and white illustrations. One has no illustrations so you can ask students to sign it or illustrate it themselves.
After your students use the worksheet to write, type your students’ entries into the text boxes on the Nurse Appreciation News template. Print them out, and pass them around for each student to illustrate his or her entry with black pen. Make copies for your students and staple together. Give the colored version to your school nurse to show your students’ appreciation. Staple student’s original writing to the packet if you’d like. We go to the nurse’s office as a class and sing “You Are My Sunshine” as we present her with the packet. You could also invite your nurse to your classroom.
• Students can partner read the The Nurse Appreciation News.
• Highlight skills in context, using the Skills in Context Resource Sheet contained in this file. Give students highlighters, and ask students to find specific things in each student’s entry.
• Send The Nurse Appreciation News home for students to read to their families.