On the last day of Kindergarten with my Lake Mills Elementary kids (a summer part-time teaching job I picked up to get out of my comfort zone), I decided to put together a collection of pictures me and my other two co-teachers had taken over the course of three weeks. I wanted the kids to remember some of the fun we had, I wanted parents to know the different activities we did and why, and I wanted the kids to see themselves and feel important!
So, I made this little picture collage:
It honestly took me 45 minutes to an hour to make, but I was happy because I felt like the kids could take their memories home with them. As a teacher, I think this is important. It shows you are invested in the parent-teacher interaction, are passionate about student learning, and that you care about the kids.
If possible, I would suggest that every teacher do something like this. It’s a simple way to tell your students you are thankful for the times you had and wish them luck as they continue on!