This is a great, purposeful end-of-the-year writing activity that has become one of my favorites! This product is designed with the goal of allowing your students to reflect on their current school year and share advice, encouragement, and tips with your upcoming new class!
Choose a appropriate template for Kindergarten through 5th grade where you can select to have them write about 3 or 5 things they think your new students should know about the grade-level.
What a better way to end the school year by reflecting and creating a fun activity for your new, upcoming class. After the letters are written, I save them and place them in my students’ mailboxes so that the new students the next year already have “mail” when coming into my classroom for the first time! Reading these letters from former students is a great way to make them feel comfortable and confident in their new grade!