Well, about a week ago, one of my students shared the following picture with me:
"Can we make these?" she asked with hopeful eyes? I was feeling a little bit
Just as quickly as I asked the custodians, to collect the tissue tubes for me, I was inspired even more... owl/I'll... the thought just hit me! Make a play on the words! I could see it in lights, "What "OWL" Remember about First Grade". Cute!
|Click to download a copy!|
We painted the tubes in the morning so they would have time to dry. We went with a few bright colors for the base.
In preparation for writing about our memories, I made a slideshow in iphoto (so easy, I love it!) from a bunch of pictures from the year. We watched it as a group and talked about all of the things we had learned as well as all of the special days and activities we had done. The slideshow made it easy for the kids to reflect on the year's highlights.
Here are a couple of writing samples:
|FYI, it's "UN Day" aka United Nations Day- since we are an international school, we all celebrate our home countries with a huge assembly- really cool day!|
|Obviously, this child gets and A+ for memory #3... hee, hee!|
...and this one is my personal favorite, mostly because I think I look a bit like this at the end of the school year. How 'bout you? LOL!
This is my first link up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics for Made It Monday and it was a blast! Go check out the linky to see what others are up to!