The final days of school are fast approaching, making these end-of-year writing prompts a fun, reflective activity for your homeschool. Invite your kids to spend time looking forward to summer or thinking back on the homeschool year that’s passed.
1. Carnival Memories
Summer is right around the corner. That means it’s almost time for the big state fair. You can hardly wait! As you look forward to the annual event, your mind drifts back to last year—and you relive the memories as if it were yesterday. Describe some snapshot moments of your day at the fair so your reader can hear and feel the excitement of the rides, picture the colorful scenes, or taste and smell your favorite carnival foods.
If you didn’t go to the fair last year, use your imagination to write a make-believe “memory”!
2. It Was a Very Good Year
What’s the best thing that happened to you during this past school year? Did you win a special award? Receive some amazing news? Have an exciting adventure? Spend 10 minutes reliving that memory, writing about it as if it were happening now and you’re recording it in real time.
3. Easy Peasy!
Think of something that was hard for you at the beginning of the school year. But after a year of homeschooling, it seems much easier to you now. Write about what happened along the way that made this challenging activity or subject suddenly make sense or become fun or interesting.
4. A Letter of Regrets
Admit it. This was not your best school year of homeschooling. Maybe you argued or complained too much, or you always made a big fuss when you didn’t get your way. Maybe you did schoolwork or chores with a bad attitude. Perhaps you often teased or provoked a younger brother or sister or caused trouble in co-op class or in your homeschool.
Write a letter of apology to one person in your family (or to a teacher). Confess the ways you hurt or offended them, apologize, ask for their forgiveness, and explain how you will try to behave differently in the future.
Your child may not need to write a letter of apology, but you can still teach important letter-writing skills!
WriteShop Junior Book D shows 3rd and 4th graders how to write a letter of invitation step by step. And WriteShop Junior Book F teaches 5th, 6th, and 7th graders to write a 5-paragraph persuasive letter painlessly with fun, doable steps.