Yesterday was the last day of school for my 1st grade class. Although I will miss them, I am very excited about the start of summer vacation! I will be teaching summer school for part of the summer, as well as tutoring a few students as well.
To end the school year, the class got into a circle (as best as we could in a packed up classroom due to moving and construction). I had a basket of little fuzzy craft balls (you can get them at a craft store or Walmart). I started off by saying something I liked (personality/character trait wise) about a student that is switching schools next year and gave her a "warm and fuzzy" ball. She then chose a ball and told another child why she chose them. We did this until everyone had a "warm and fuzzy" ball. I think that this was an excellent way to end the school year!
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