Monday, December 10, 2012
I've been making certificates! Each child in my class is getting one Friday.
The certificates congratulate the kids for surviving the year with me (as a first year teacher they were my guinea pigs) and have a wordle. To create the wordle I got the kids to write their name on a piece of paper, then they had to give leave their paper on their desk while every other child in the class wrote nice things about them on their paper. I then input all the words from their paper into wordle.com, and ta-da! A personalised word cloud for each child. Just in case that makes no sense, and example is below.
Cute, no? I have laminated them so they last. I hope when they are having a bad day they can look at them and remember that they have lots of awesome qualities, and that they are good kids.
It is my birthday on Friday, so we are having a relaxed day. I am taking in a cake, we are going to do arts and crafts, and then watch movie. The good thing about my birthday being during the last week of school is that I can actually have a lax day with the kids and it is OK. It wouldn't fly in June!