As I have mentioned countless times, I work at a Catholic school that is being closed at the end of the year. Tomorrow our 8th graders are graduating. I went to a huge public middle school and I don’t really even remember if we had an 8th grade graduation. I think it was a little moving up ceremony. I don’t even think we got certificates. Graduation is a huge deal at my current school. There is a valedictorian and salutatorian and lots of different awards. It’s kind of a graduation/mass combo. It actually is really really nice and I can’t wait. This class that is graduating is the last class to graduate from our school so it’s an even bigger deal.
I wanted to make word clouds like I did for my 6th and 7th graders, but I never got the time to fill out the “describe me” sheet with the 8th graders. They have been so busy with state exams and graduation practice. Instead, I created a print with one of my favorite bible verses.
I understand most of my teacher readers cannot use this in their own classrooms, but I thought maybe people might want it for themselves.
I got 4×6 prints made at CVS and bought cheap walmart frames. I also wrote my students a letter explaining the verse more and how it applies to their lives and my own life and the path that brought me to them.
I wrapped up each frame it a pretty cellophane bag from Michaels and taped the letter on the front. I am hoping that the students love it.
Click on the picture below to download either the color or black and white version of this print. The font used is My Own Topher. I created the print in Microsoft PowerPoint.