Last year, my first class of students left our elementary school and went to middle school. Knowing that j would no longer have as much influence on them I wanted to give them a short note of congratulations, encouragement, and good luck. I have begun the task of doing this again this year and want to share my process with you.
- Find your class list for the group of students leaving your school.
- Email this list to the fifth grade teachers asking whose homeroom they were in.
- Write this information down as the teachers respond.
Then I fold each note in half (after I cut them apart of course) and write the student’s name and homeroom teacher’s name on it. I organize the notes by homeroom and place it in that teacher’s box the last week of school. I love being able to say good bye in a personal and private way to each student! I miss them no matter what, but they will still be around town and come back to visit!