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May 13, 2013

Class Letters

Written By: Brandi Jordan
Category: The School Year
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Looking for an idea for the end of the school year? Try this idea by Julie, a 4th Grade Teacher, from Akron, OH. It’s a great way to keep classes connected!

Class Letter Project

We like to celebrate the end of our year together in writing. I have my students write letters introducing themselves to their next year’s teachers. Students also write welcoming letters to the incoming 4th graders to put them at ease and let them know what to expect. I also invite students to write letters to me telling me what they learned, what they liked, and what they wished they could have experienced in my class.

I take to heart what my students tell me and use these letters when planning activities for the following year. We also celebrate with a class yearbook. I take pictures constantly during the school year. Each month, I display them for the students to see. I use these monthly display pages to create pages for our yearbook. I have each student contribute an autobiographical paragraph to the book so we all have memories of each other. On the last day of class, I allow students time to sign each other’s yearbooks.


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  • Jeanette
    June 5, 2012

    Some of the teachers here have their students write a “How to Survive 5th Grade” manual. It’s always a hit with next year’s incoming classes!

  • Daina R.
    May 9, 2012

    Love the idea of writing a letter to the upcoming teacher!

  • Amanda Lawson
    May 7, 2012

    Having students write a letter to their next teacher is a super idea! I think my students would love to write a letter to other students that will be coming to the 2nd grade.

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