- My Favorite Gift: Students are usually excited when they come back from winter break and want to share about the gifts they received for Christmas. This printable does not say Christmas in case you have children who do not celebrate Christmas. Your class can write about a favorite gift they have received for birthday or a surprise gift that is not linked to a holiday.
Students love it when you share about your life. Take a picture of your favorite gift for this assignment. Here is my favorite gift. I spend quite a bit of time working on the computer which resulted in back aches. I love this chair and will love being able to work without having an aching back.
- My Break: This assignment can be used with any break during the year. This would be a great writing assignment to show students’ growth. Give it after each break throughout the year and keep them in your students’ portfolios. Your students and parents will love seeing how writing skills improved and it is fun to stroll down memory lane.
- Snapshot of My Day: I began doing something similar to this back in the 90’s. At the time my school had those cork strips instead of bulletin boards. It was hard to display students’ work in a creative way. Overtime, “Snapshot of our Work” evolved and it became an ongoing portfolio and hallway display. I loved how I was able to save time by doing two things at once. “Snapshot of My Day” is one of those assignments that is a classic! This is another assignment that you can do periodically throughout the year as a writing sample for portfolios. Click HERE to read more about this.