End Of The Year Writing

Aloha friends!  It's here...the end of the year.  6 days and counting.  This week marks the end of our last full week of school.  With all of our May Day festivities I didn't quite get a chance to finish our assessments.

I went through the great 2nd Grade Blog Hop last week and got so many great ideas!  I wanted my students to write something they would enjoy and put their best effort into.  I really loved Mrs. Olson's Lucky Little Learners "Words Of Wisdom Freebie".   Such a fun idea!  However for my assessment I wanted a more complete writing sample so I made this.

I made it double sided and told my students they would be writing a letter to next years second graders telling them all about second grade.  I told them to include what they would learn, what the teacher likes and doesn't like and anything they enjoyed.

I could not believe how hard the kids worked on these.  Every student wrote quite a bit.  Several students needed another sheet of paper!

These first two are so funny because right before the lesson I confiscated a toy from a student who is constantly bringing in toys to play with!  My drawer is full of his items. He will be happy on the last day of school when he gets to go home with a bag full of toys!

I guess I have been a drill sergeant lately!

I am so proud of this students writing.  His spelling has improved tremendously.  He wanted to stay in at recess to finish this letter!

This little guy did not like writing because he said he could never think of anything to write.  When he did write his stories were fantastic!  He filled up both sides of this paper.

This student struggles so much with writing.  Her language and grammar are often difficult to understand.  I had to laugh at how mean I am when you don't "lisen".  It reminds me of this meme.

Everyone is a little squirrely with vacation right around the corner.  I am doing my best to stay calm and sweet, but somedays it can be tough!

I really loved all the letters they wrote and was amazed at their spelling and neat handwriting.  I think they want to impress the first graders more than me!

I plan to make a copy and place their originals in with their report cards.

I made this template editable for you to be able to use it in your class.  Just open it up in Powerpoint and click on the text.  The font I used is KG What The Teacher Wants.

Click {HERE} to download from Google Docs.

Is your class getting a little antsy?  I would love to hear how you are keeping calm these last few days.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this letter template! I want to do a "Welcome to First" letter, and this template is perfect because I can edit it!

    My class has definitely been antsy as well! It's taking a lot out of me to keep them calm, that's for sure. But, I really am enjoying this last little bit of time with all of them. We have an End of Year countdown and students who are not making good choices don't get to participate in that day's surprise. That has helped quite a bit because none of them want to miss out on the festivities!

    Second Grade Stampede

  2. Tomorrow is my last day with my 24 First Graders! It's Field Day and I'm just hanging on to the reins at this point and hoping for the best! We have tried dancing, singing Frozen songs as loud as we can, laying our heads down for rest, deep breathing, running at recess! I have absolutely NO miracle working tip! HA! Survival! I will be doing the HAPPY dance tomorrow! :) Hang in there....you have the surf waiting for you!


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