Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time Capsule

Back to work today after an 8 day Caribbean cruise (St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, and Nassau)! It was gorgeous, relaxing, and I got to kiss a dolphin ;)

Many of you are ending your year, but here in New York we go until the end of June so my class will be working on their final project of the year. Since I had most of my class twice (once in kindergarten and now again in second) they have a super special place in my heart and we've had a lot of great memories together. These kiddos will all hopefully graduate high school in 1 decade so we are creating time capsules. They are decorating large brown envelopes and   their capsules will include letters from their classmates, pictures from this year and kindergarten, work that they are proud of, a note from me, and a letter from their parents/siblings. I cannot even begin to tell you how EXCITED my kids are for this project. 

I'll include pictures as we go but today we started by making personalized class stationery that will be used to write letters. I'll take a picture of mine tomorrow, but I got the general idea from this Pinterest photo. I only have 12 students so each day for the next 11 days each student will write a letter to a different classmate to include in the time capsule

This is the letter I'm sending home to include the parents in this project. 
Has anyone ever done a project like this? I'm really excited. I love looking at stuff I did in elementary school so I'm hoping this becomes memorable to the students one day. I'll post more about it as we work on it. 



Katie said...

OMG I love this idea! I wish I would have thought of this, haha. Next year :) I would have loved to open up a special time capsule on high school graduation - I bet it would have given me a few laughs ;) haha

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Lisa R. said...

What a wonderful idea!! Thanks so much for sharing! Glad you had fun on your cruise! I would love to go to all of those places that you mentioned. :)

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Brandi said...

That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.


Mrs. McKown said...

What a great keepsake!!

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Teaching Tales said...

I love this idea! I can't wait to try it with this year's class! I am also your newest follower! :)

Keys4Education said...

Wow - what an excellent idea! I am looking forward to trying it out this coming year. LOVE IT! :o)

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