Can you tell it is May? Are your students acting as crazy as mine? Don’t worry, the end is near. We just need to get them to hang on for a couple more weeks!
Throughout the year I have students keep all of their work in binders within my classroom and at the end of each unit we empty most of the material out. What remains in the binder for the entire school year are the maps from each unit and a vocab log that my students have kept through the year as a resource when common vocabulary words are addressed in multiple units. As I was working to wrap-up my content and start emptying student supplies out of my classroom, I wanted to come up with a way to check student vocab logs without having to go through and grade each individual binder (80 students x 50+ words, no thanks!).
So, I had my students write a letter to the 6th graders that I will have next year as 7th graders, using the words from their vocab log to explain what the 6th graders would be learning in my class. Continue reading The end is near! Letters to next year’s students