I love it when an idea pops into my mind at the perfect time, completely unsought, but needed nonetheless.
Yesterday, I decided to spend our read aloud time reading some of the picture books I haven't gotten to yet this year. I pulled out one my son gave me for Christmas, One Day, The End by Rebecca Kai Dotlich.
When I finished reading, I turned back to this first page and we talked about how it's what is in between the beginning and the ending that matters.
Then the idea hit me....
Being as this is the end of the school year, I thought we would all write our own "One day I started 4th grade/Then it ended. The End" stories. We would fill our in betweens with our favorite memories of our year.
I had not planned on this writing activity, but it sure was a good one.
Today, we are going to share our stories in circle time and relive some of our favorite memories from the past nine months.
As this year draws to a close, I want my students to remember not just the beginning and the ending, but the good stuff in between that matters most.