Finally, it’s the end of the school year! We made it through another school year of teaching. HOORAY!
Who remembers singing No more teachers, no more books! No more teachers’ dirty looks! as kids when we walked out of the school building on the last day of school?
Well, as a teacher now, I have a lot of fond memories to look back on this school year as my 8th grade students leave for the summer and move on to high school.
So, I decided to make an end-of-the-year writing project for my students. Students of any grade level can have fun with these end-of-the-year writing prompts. These writing prompts are designed as an end-of-year activity that you can work on with your students during the last few weeks of school as they countdown to the last day. It will give them the chance to work on their writing skills in a fun way, think about their favorite memory, and have a time of reflection on the past year.
What’s included in these end-of-the-year activities?
- (20) Days of writing prompts
- (2) Make your own end of the year writing prompt templates
- (2) blank template
Don’t feel like you have to start with day 20. You can start with any day. Simply print each day for your students and have them put each writing prompt and have them work on which prompts they choose. Just encourage them to think about what they are writing about, and encourage them to use as many prompts as possible.
As your students are working on this fun writing assignment, you can create an end-of-year bulletin board where you can display your kids’ narratives for others to enjoy. It is all about having a fun end of the year because students are typically already starting to think about their summer plans, putting together summer bucket list ideas, thinking about swimming in the pool and water balloon fights, and the family vacation or camping trip. So the trick is to let the students have fun during the last weeks of school with these end-of-the-year writing prompts.
Before the year ends, have your students organize their writing prompts into a memory book that they can keep. Last year, my 5th-grade students designed their own covers with a photograph of themselves and their classmates. I thought of creating a name cloud for each student, but I just didn’t get to it this year. That will be my plan for next year’s students.
Be sure to add these writing prompts to your resource files to use with next year’s class and your future students.
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