Happy Summer all!
I am trying hard to think my summer isn't going by fast but IT IS!!!
I have a 2 day common core training coming up and then June is over:(((
I have decided that in between Monday Made It posts and other wonderful linkies, this summer I would blog about a few things we did during the year that I didn't have time to blog about because crazy got in the way.........you understand that, right?
Today I want to share an awesome product that I got from a super sweet blogger. A little while back I saw an awesome post about adorable autobiographies made by Becky from Dots-n-Spots. (she is also a 4th grade teacher) When I saw her post about these, I was knocked over with the cuteness and how wonderful an idea this is:) I need to tell ya, she got this awesome inspiration and idea from Christi at Ms. Fultz's Corner. Thank you Christi for such an incredible activity for the kids!
I thought....what a great way to end the school year:)
So we started working on them. There are several pages:) Some of them I assigned for homework, so they could ask their parents questions....and some of them I had them do during Daily 5, Work on Writing.
The kids LOVED doing this. Some of them even brought in real pictures for the cover. They all really put some time and effort into these.
One of my favorite pages that Becky made for these is the "I AM" page...
I really enjoyed reading each and every one of these......some of them brought me to tears....like I said, the kids were very thoughtful with their answers and responses.
I did a TERRIBLE job of taking pics but that's ok because you have got to check out her post on this awesome set! There are tons of pages and options (you can see all those in her blog post) It even has a rubric for grading:)
Now, as I have been preparing for the next school year, I was thinking how much fun my kids had doing these and how much more I got to know them by reading them all.........then I thought....
WHAT A GREAT BEGINNING OF THE YEAR PROJECT!!!!
So yep, that's what I am planning to do:)
You have got to pop over to Becky's blog and see her post on these! They are just awesome!