Thursday, June 18, 2015

End of Year gift idea

Hi there!
Can you believe it...we are STILL. IN. SCHOOL.  Yup, thanks to the snow days our last day is TOMORROW!  The end is finally insight, as well as sunshine and pool time!

I wanted to share a quick and easy end of the year gift I made for my students.  I definitely can't take the credit for this one.  I was scrolling through hem, writing lesson plans and I came across this adorable gift!  The original idea came from Confessions of a Teaching Junkie.  I created my own "Just One Word" recording sheet for my kiddos.  Our introduction was a great review of positive character traits.  We brainstormed as many as we could think of for students in our class.  Then, I let them go!  They had so much fun!!  They even asked if they could add our ESOL teacher, team paraeducator, and an assistant that works in our math class.  I was surprised with how excited they got.
The whole project was created in Wordle.  If you've never used Wordle, it's pretty awesome.  The more you type the same word, the larger it will get.  You'll notice that their names are the largest on the paper because I typed them eight times each.  The other word sizes were determined by what the other kids said about them.

Here are a few examples...


Thanks for listening to my rambles!


  1. I'm excited to have found your blog. I'll be teaching technology next year, and will definitely be including a Wordle project! Looking forward to following more of your great ideas!

    Learning with Lizz R.

  2. Hi Tara!
    I found you through the Little Fish linky. I love this wordle idea for an end of the year gift. How fun for each kid to get one personally made for them. I'm going to have to try this out next year!

    Team J's Second Grade Fun

  3. Thanks, Jordan! I'm heading over to your blog now:) Happy that we can connect!