Monday, August 15, 2016

Third Graders Reading To My Kinders!

Students get so excited about summer (don't we all,) It seems each year I have the  funniest and most adorable students ever. They all have a great sense of humor and we really have some fun times. At the end of the year my students all want to tell me what they are doing over the summer break!

I am always excited to hear what my students are going to do over the summer. Some of these things never happen, but it is fun to talk about. So if it's fun to talk about, it has got to be fun to write about!

As a writing 'craftivity,' I always give my students a Summer Bucket List Assignment. First of course, I had to explain what a bucket list was. When I knew they had processed this new bit of information we went on to talking about our Summer Bucket List. They were all excited to write their list, but when I pulled out the buckets and shovels, they were ready to roll!

Here are the products of a 3rd grade class at my current school. I think they did an awesome job!

You can see that some of her students really wrote a lot! I've added some writing papers to this craftivity since Ms. Hobbs did this. I love them!

You can't imagine how proud we were of this child. She really came alive when writing using the craftivity! She was really proud of herself and wasn't a bit nervous when she read aloud to my Kinders.

I taught this student's brother in fifth grade AIG. She was so happy to share her writing!

This is a fun packet for any grade level. My Kinders will be doing this next year and I'll let them write or draw and label! My BF teaching buddy, Jodie Yantachka (a link to her TPT Store: sent some of her student work down for my Kinders to see! Jodie is the best writing teacher. 

This is from her third grade class!

Have fun!

You can pick this free packet up from my Teacher Pay Teachers store:

Have fun and let me know how the craftivity goes! 


  1. Thank you for this cute freebie! I can't wait to use it.

  2. Thank you so much Karmen! Do you mind putting that feedback on TPT when you get a chance?
    I am going to use this with mine after the EOGs and MSLs! Probably as a EOY activity! Education has it's humor!
    Thanks, Pam

  3. Those summer bucket lists are sooo cute! I'm so glad I found your blog. Thanks for sharing with your newest follower, Heather

  4. Thanks so much Heather for the visit! You have got to do a summer bucket list with your students. Hope you picked up the freebie! I am heading over to your blog for a visit! Pam