We just sent the last progress report of the year (hallelujah!). With it, I attached this note:
During the first week of school, I had students write notes to themselves to open during the last week of school. Luckily I'm sure most of them have forgotten about this task, so it will be quite the surprise!
I asked their families to write them letters about how proud they are of all their academic growth this year. I included stationary and an envelope to make it easy for them.
Here's one of the letters I got back:
In the past, many students cry upon reading these letters which is a touching moment. Granted, some parents just send back blank stationary which is a little frustrating. For those students, I will write them letters myself that way they have something to open. I'm excited to make their last days of elementary school memorable!