Today we did a growth comparison of our writing and drawing from the first day of first grade. Click above to get your own printables of what we did. I used KPM doodles fun frames to make the paper. I am in love! CORRECTION! I got these doodleframes at fancydogstudio on Etsy. I love KPM too and bought hers on the same day so I got mixed up! Sorry for any confusion!
I told the students that I had asked them to draw themselves on the first day of school. Then I shared that I had saved their drawings so that they could draw themselves again and compare it. They got SO excited!
I also told them I had taken a writing sample from them the first day. I shared how they had told me they didn’t know how to write. They just giggled and said they had NO idea what they had written!
Then I told them they couldn’t see their old creations until the new creations were finished. They worked so hard!
Tomorrow is my last day of school. I can’t think about it. I normally don’t cry except when it feels like the day will never end or my car will never hold all the school stuff I am cramming in it… BUT this year is SO different. I tried to tell the kids what to bring tomorrow for our last day and couldn’t even finish my sentence. I started to choke up. Not sure what may occur tomorrow. Snot may blow. I think the ones that push us the hardest dig their way into our hearts that much deeper.