My favorite end of year writing assignment was inspired by my daughter’s amazing second grade teacher. It prompts students to write heartfelt notes to you and to each other. Every year I need to grab a box of tissues for while I read mine, and I bet you will need a box too.
Grab your tissues because this is the sweetest end of year writing activity!
My daughter came home from school on Valentine’s Day, with the cutest smile on her face. She had her mailbox full of the usual cartoon character valentines with her classmates names written on them, which she quickly tossed on the table with disinterest. She said she had a special envelope to read, and she wanted a cup of cocoa to go with it.
I thought oh no, a crush at 7 years old…. get thee to a nunnery.
We made the cocoa, sat down on the couch and opened her envelope. It was full of heartfelt letters written to her by every student in her classroom.
Here is how she did it: