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Monday, April 29, 2013

End of the Year 3 Words Activity

I wanted to share a little activity our school does at the end of each year-- as a class, we all watch one of Good Morning America's 3 Words Videos (I always screen them and make sure I find an appropriate one for the kids to watch).  Here is a funny one that always makes the kids smile... (and it's funny because it's about the BEGINNING of the school year)

After we watch a few examples, the kids come up with their own three words about their school year.  Sometimes, I get really incredible 3 words, and then there are always a few "Best Year Ever!" and "Best Teacher Ever!" thrown in there.  We get creative in how we display them, then we take pictures of them all.  On the last day of school, our entire school gets together and watches all of the three words everyone came up with.  The kids LOVE it!

Here was our whole class 3 Words one year.  I had to crop the kids out, but it's a picture of our whole class, and it reads "Classmates become friends!"  They came up with it, and it melted my heart.

A sampling of our three words from last year's third grade class!
Want more end of the year ideas for your classroom?  Check out my End of the Year Pinterest Board!

If you are looking for more FUN and ENGAGING end of the year activities, check out these resources at my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

End of the Year Math Project
End of the Year Awards

End of the Year Memories Task Cards

End of the Year Fluency Task Cards


  1. What a cute idea. Thank you for sharing :)

  2. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. So sweet! We may steal this for graduation this year!

  4. I love this idea!! The examples are precious! I can't wait to do this!! :)

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  5. Great way to reflect and have a celebratory feel for the end of the year !

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