A Letter From Your Teacher on the Last Day of School Activities

Letter From Your Teacher on the Last Day of School activities engage students in writing and speaking skills as they reflect on their accomplishments, friendships, and what’s to come. The diverse set of activities are great for differentiated instruction, and support English Language Arts. 

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Give students a fond farewell at the end of the school year with Letter From Your Teacher on the Last Day of School activities. These low and no-prep activities engage students in English Language Arts skills as they rhyme, write stories, and write letters. They’ll also create book covers, make a memory jar, and play online games!

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • create a book cover based on the school year
  • illustrate moments from the year
  • write about the school year
  • rank favorite books, school activities, and memories
  • create a memory scrapbook
  • practice rhyme
  • practice parts of speech with silly stories (nouns, verbs, adjectives)
  • participate in fun whole group games
  • play a memory board game with a small group
  • write a letter to a teacher
  • respond to discussion questions and writing prompts
  • Create a memory jar. 
  • Play a Quizizz about the book and soundscape. Link included! 
  • Walk down memory lane of the school year.
  • Demonstrate comprehension through Wakelet, Flip, and Quizizz; links included!

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book

As an elementary teacher, author Shannon Olsen writes about the touching end to a school year. She writes the book as a letter to her students. She helps them reflect on the memories made, friendships formed, and challenges they met along the way. She expresses her extreme pride in their accomplishments, and how much she will miss them. If you started the school year with A Letter From Your Teacher on the First Day of School, or Our Class is a Family, you’ll want to end the year with this book!

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