Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sailing into Summer Blog Hop

Summer is just around the corner....I am so excited I cannot stand it! Something I have done the past two years for my rising fourthies is creating a memorable end-of-year gift for each of them. 
There is no right or wrong way to create these! I originally got the idea from a Pin from a blog that I cannot unfortunately remember. I LOVED the idea and knew I wanted to make them for my own kiddos. All it takes is time, patience, and a trip to the Dollar Store. 

Step 1: Create a handout that has each students' name on it with a blank space next to it. Give one to each student. Tell students to write down a kind adjective to describe each student in their class. Remind them to be creative and put a lot of thought into each description. Then collect the handouts and take them home to start your creations. My kids get so curious on why we did this activity since I keep the gift a surprise!

Step 2: Open up Wordle or a similar program. For each student, write their names about five times in the program (to ensure that their name will be big like in the example above). Also write their grade level several times, as you can see above that third-grade is also written fairly large. Then start writing in all those adjectives and descriptions! The descriptions that more kids wrote down will be the most prominent on the word art. 

Step 3: Print off each one. They look awesome in color, but black and white will look great as well! Cut off excess paper and place into a cheap frame.

Step 4: Give to students! Mine adore these every year and love seeing what their classmates say about them. They feel so special and are full of glee seeing all the kind things that their classmates said about them. These are such great keepsakes and the parents enjoy them as well.

Happy end of the year! Check out some of the blogs below for more end of the year tips and tricks!

2 comments:

  1. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What an incredibly thoughtful idea! Thank you for joining us !
    -Julie

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