Some good advice from ABeka's fifth grade penmanship curriculum. Grandpa visited us today and Talen showed him his Penmanship test. Grandpa made sure to read them aloud to all of us, TWICE. I guess he just really wanted us to take in the messages. I chuckled to myself because I do the same thing when I check over it.
This is Talen's penmanship test he took today (from Abeka Penmanship). I enjoy reading his penmanship tests each week because I like how Abeka uses Bible verses, poems, and quotes for handwriting. I try to take a moment to really take in what the author is saying and stop to reflect on it for a few minutes for my own enjoyment. Oftentimes, I will ask my child, "What was the message of today's writing?" or "What was your take away from today's writing?" These type of questions can lead into a quick little discussion with your child about making good choices and the importance of good character traits.
Back to School First Day of Grade and Last Day of Grade Printable Posters
This set includes all posters for Preschool thru 12th grade.
There are 2 posters for each grade level.
One for the first day of school and one for the last day of school.
There are a total of 28 posters (8.5 in x 11 in).
Print on card stock. Add to a frame if you wish!
Have the students hold the poster on the first day of school and take their picture.
Do this again at the end of the year just have each student hold the last day of school poster as you take their picture.
Print the pictures & send home with students.
Idea 2: Keep the photos and create an end of year power point presentation featuring each of your students at the beginning of the year and the end of the year. Set to music if you'd like; share at an end of year celebration. You could also print out the slides to send home with students at the end of the year as a keepsake.
Idea 3: At the end of the year let the students create a power point slide about themselves and insert both photos into their single slide. Combine all student slides for an end of year presentation. Print out each student's slide and send it home with them to have as a keepsake.
I have three different sets available on my TPT store.