I gave the following directions as I left students with my assistant teacher: Write 6 word stories, either individually, or collaboratively, that reflect what you have learned.
Of course, hands popped up and a buzz traveled through the room:
"Can we write about.. anything?" .. "Yes!"
"Can we do more than one?" .. "Yes!"
"Can we do one on our own and one with a partner?"... "Yes!"
"Can we write them on the board and sign our names?" "YES!"
By this time, my students realized that I was giving them some choice in sharing their voice. I left the room for a meeting, wondering what I would find upon return, 30 minutes later.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll let these pictures do the talking.
How did you end your year?