Here’s a great end of the year writing assignment:
The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha. It is a great book to use in the classroom as either a writing spark or a writing assignment.
In the book are small awesome things that we may find in you every day lives that makes you stop for a moment and say, Awesome! After each awesome moment is a brief story or explanation- many will leave you nodding your head yeah that is awesome! We have started a tradition in our house where we read one awesome moment at dinner every night- it is a simple reminder to appreciate the small awesome moments in our lives.
Since the end of the year is coming to a close, I wanted each of my kids to write a page to go into our class Book of Awesome! I am giving them guidelines, and writing an example myself. I want them to illustrate or design their page in their style and in any way they want that reflects them.I then want to have them share their awesome pages in a gallery walk.
I am excited to see how these turn out, and I will share with you how the kids respond to them! :)