This year was an especially tough one for me. I faced a pretty significant medical crisis in February, and then it took awhile to get back to full speed. I worked extra hard to make sure that my class didn't miss out on anything, and we ended the year in great shape.
My poor little blog suffered with just a handful of posts because of everything I had on my plate and I feel like there were so many things that I didn't get a chance to share! So, here's my plan - I'm going to hit the "rewind" button this summer and post some things from the year that I wished I had written about at the time. Hopefully you won't mind the randomness of it all, because I think there might be some things you can use for the upcoming year, so stay tuned . . .
I'll leave you with a quick freebie for the first "rewind." I do a cute little activity to "bookend" the year and give the kids and their families a look at how much they've grown in kindergarten. On the first day of school, I have the kids draw their self-portraits and label them with their names. Then, I tuck them away in a safe place. (I always tell someone where I'm putting them so I can find them in June!) On the last day of school, I have the kids repeat the activity and then glue both portraits on a big sheet of construction paper. They get the biggest kick out of looking back at the first day portraits and noticing what a difference a year makes! You can download both templates below the picture.