During the craziness of the last few days with my super nice class, I finished the class slideshow (500+ pictures) and burned a CD for each student.
To encourage writing practice over the summer, I give each student an envelope with my address and invite them to write to me. I will be doing another post about my pen pal experiences in the next few days, but here is a pic of the envelopes. I make sure I give them at least one envelope with my address already on it and a note that tells their parents about being my pen pal.
I also give my students a summer packet of work to do over the summer months. Each student takes home their packet in one of these large envelopes.
And just for fun, I gave my students a fancy straw and a package of Koolaid. I was surprised to learn that most of my students had not tried Koolaid before (and alarmed when one of them tore open the package and tried to eat the powder like candy). Oops.