One of the end of the year activities that we completed this week is something I have done almost every year that I have taught. A Slice of Fourth Grade.
It is an activity from an old Mailbox, I believe. On the watermelon, students write a favorite memory of the year. They cut it out and glue it to a paper plate with a knife also cut from the paper. I think next year I will use a real plastic knife...that just struck me as I am typing this! I usually get a picnic table cloth from the Dollar Tree as the background. Sometimes, we color big ol' ants that invade our party! It is nice that the students remember things fondly and that they remember so many different things. If I can scan the watermelon paper, I will post it here so that if anyone would like to use it for any occasion, they can.
Ok, so my favorite...
...which reads: "My favorite memory from 4th grade was when our new teacher, Mrs. James walks in the door because we afical (officially) met the best teacher ever."
Awwwwwwww...I started with this group a few weeks after school had started. Last year, I was out of the country and came back in search of a teaching job. Although it has been a tough year...new grade, new school, new evaluation system...I am very proud of my students. I really have seen a lot of growth and maturity this year.