I've done this writing project for a couple of years now and my kindergarten students just adore it and I'm sure older students would as well.
It is "Letters to Me from My Kindergarten Friends". I have each student write a letter to each other student in the class. You can set your own parameters, but I always say they need to tell each friend 3 things they like about them or will always remember about them and they come up with the sweetest things and they are oh-so-honest and kind which is what I love.
One year I had a little girl write to another little girl (who just might have had a little trouble getting along with others):
"Even though you were mean, I know you really didn't want to be, and I will just remember the times when you were nice."
Ha ha...so sweet...turning a negative into a positive!All you need to do to make these books for your students is:
- Create a cover
- Create a writing page for each student that includes their picture
- Create a checklist that has each students name (you WILL want this because this projects takes days and students WILL NOT remember who they have already written to and will waste so much time looking for their writing in the book OR write to them again).
It's really easy to whip up, BUT, if you'd rather have it all made for you, you can go get it from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store all ready to print and go (just the way I like it!). Writing plans for the end of the school year? Check!
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