I was sooo excited when Debbie Clement asked a few of us if we would be willing to share her CD "I AM WONDERFUL" with our class! Of course, my answer was "YES!" and what fun we had with this song!
We practiced singing the song for about a week during our Morning Meeting. Debbie included 2 versions of the song; one with lyrics and the other instrumental only. We began with the lyrics and then when I felt my kiddos were ready, I played the instrumental version and they did fantastic! THEN..... when they were ABSOLUTELY wonderful, I videotaped them performing the song! This will be an end of year gift to their parents....... I uploaded the video on You Tube and will give their parents the private link to the song. They also created "I AM WONDERFUL!" portraits which will be part of their parent gift. First they drew a hill shape for their body and then traced a circle upon skin colored paper. They added paper hair and used crayons to add their face. When this was complete, they used oil crayons to add details to their shirt. After that, they sponged painted around the middle of their paper. Finally, they wrote 2 things that they felt made them wonderful. Aren't these just the cutest? The link to Debbie's I AM WONDERFUL song can be found HERE.
I also thought that I would share the End of Year letter that I give my parents and my students. I found this on a website called Green Gables, but this website is no longer around which is REALLY sad because it was an awesome site! I make a Kindergarten scrapbook for each of my students and include these pages at the beginning and end of the book.
To create the inside pages, I use power point to create a simple border and clip art and then glue photographs upon the pages. I use a 3 hole punch to add the pages to a view binder. On the front cover, I add the child's name and cute clip art. Voila! Easy and cute Kindergarten scrapbook! Here are a few pages.......