As I sift through photos from my first year of teaching, I found this project which I loved! The original idea comes from the super cute blog, Third Grade Love. She used it as an end of the year writing activity and I thought it was a great idea!
Every year at my school, they have an end of the year barbecue where family members come and eat on the school lawn. Many families take their kiddos home after the barbecue and the teachers are left with a smaller class with less than 10 days left in the school year. My team wanted something to do that was fun and would take up a good chunk of time in the afternoon after many of the students left to go home early. I hopped on trusty Pinterest and found Third Grade Love's blog post and adapted it to fit our needs.
We created out own template by finding an image of sunglasses on google and taping our piece of paper to the Smartboard. We then projected it and traced, added writing lines, and sent it to the copy room!
In our sunglasses, students wrote what they were looking forward to this summer. However, you could easily use this at the beginning of the year with students writing about what they did this past summer!
After they wrote, they cut and glued it onto a large piece of construction paper and began to draw themselves. It took a good amount of time and was an excellent way to end out busy barbecue day.