Do you walk into a new school year thinking that this school year will be the best? Of course you do! So why not start off by reading This School Year Will Be THE BEST! by Kay Winters. I want to share a little writing project you can use with this story.
This School Year Will Be The Best Summary
If you aren’t familiar with this story, here’s a little recap. It’s the first day of school – that means it’s time to make a wish about the coming year! If you could have just one, what would it be? How about a chocolate drinking fountain or first place in the science fair? Or maybe you want a perfect report card or a Skateboard Day? As a whole year’s worth of wishes are made, there can be no doubt – this school year will be the best!
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This School Year Will Be The Best Writing Activity
After reading this story, you can start a class discussion on what students hope will happen during the school year. Don’t be surprised if the book sparks a lot of surprising wishes and hopes! You can brainstorm these ideas on a classroom anchor chart.
Once the class has had time to brainstorm, have each student select one of their wishes for the year. You can distribute a copy of this writing page to your students. Students will write their name on the pencil, write their response to the sentence starter, and then illustrate their sentence in the picture space. Finally, students can color their picture.
When finished, you can either staple the pages together into a class book (I have included a cover) or you can put them on a bulletin board for others to enjoy. You can either leave the pages as is or students can cut around the outer edges.
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