Being back in Kindergarten for the first time in ten years, I was a bit unsure of how I could go about keeping them occupied; while still writing, reading and of course, having fun!
I thought that a memory book would be our best bet. I wanted it to be a writing activity we could all do together - but I didn't want anyone to feel stressed or overwhelmed at the thought of making a book.
I decided to use a combination of graphic organizers and open responses. This would allow my students who loved to write the option of expressing themselves freely. The graphic organizer would give enough structure and motivation to even my most reluctant writer! (Or anyone who had a severe case of "summer brain" those days!)
I let my students choose which version they preferred:
We did the graphs together and the class names made a wonderful morning work activity those last few mornings!
This activity definitely made the last few days a lot more fun for everyone!
If you would like to see more, click here or on any of the pictures above!
I hope you have a wonderful last few weeks of school!