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End of Year Classroom Rituals

I’ve noticed that a post I wrote last June, about letters I have my students write to me at the end of each school year, has been getting a lot of clicks lately.

Since it seems like a lot of people are looking for ideas with how to end the school year with the same fanfare as they started the school year, I wanted to link you to an article of mine that recently appeared in the April 2009 Responsive Classroom Newsletter.  Click here to read the piece, “A Teacher Shares: My Hope and Dream for You.”

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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  1. Stacey- a great way to end the year! How we would all like to get one of those. I usually start off the year with a token, or find something during staff appreciation week, but what a meaningful gesture to bring the year to a close! Better than waving goodbye and heading for the door. I’m going to start working on individual letters for teachers this weekend!


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