I'm always looking for a way to put my wishes into words for my students as they depart fifth grade and move on to middle school. It's a time of anxiety for me and them. I am hoping and praying that I've taught them what they need to know in the classroom and beyond. I hope that I've instilled some life lessons on them, and always encouraged them to be the best person they can be. I told you the other day that I write them each a letter to go in the back of their memory book, but I also like to put together a bag of "significant" things. I use significant loosely because individually the items are cheap, breakable party favors. However, when combined they help express my wishes for my students. All of the items in the baggie can be found in the party section of your local Target or Wal-mart. All you'll need to do is pick up a pack of bouncy balls, mini Slinkies, Jolly Ranchers, candy bracelets, glow stick bracelets, plastic bugs, and a ball note pad. Simply print the tag below and tie it to the bag.
I'm handing my baggies out this coming week to my students. These items might get eaten, thrown away, or lost eventually, but I hope the message will stay with them always!