The Friday before our last week I passed out this sheet...
I explained that the kids needed to think of just one word to describe each of their classmates, including me. We brainstormed some good adjectives and character traits but we didn't write them down as I was afraid that would be the only words they would fill out for each other. We decided to eliminate the "boring" words like "nice, cool, awesome". I also told them that they could not use the same word more than twice to describe their friends, because, well y'know, they would all be "friendly" or "kind". And of course, no negative words! It took my class a good 25 minutes to complete this. I was impressed with their thoughtfulness and how they really took the time to choose the right words.
Once I collected the lists, I took them home and started on their Wordles. I chose to use www.wordle.net over Tagul because I thought it was easier. My co-worker thought Tagul was more user friendly. Either way, the result is awesome!
I like Wordle because the words get bigger the more it is typed in. The kids could tell that the bigger the words were meant that more than one person chose that word for them. Pretty cool.
Meanwhile that weekend, I went to the good ole Dollar Tree and bought the certificate sized frames. These were perfect since they fit 8 1/2 X 11 sized paper.
I waited until the second to last day of school to hand out.
I put a poem on the back...
These are ready to go!
Here is the one for me using the words from the class.
They really loved this and thought it was so cool that it was framed. They especially loved trying to figure out who said which word about themselves. I will definitely be doing this again next year!