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End-of-the-Year

Student Gift
Give your students something they will cherish forever - a keepsake
to remind them of all the wonderful qualities their classmates and
teachers saw in them.

Instructions:
1. Give each student a copy of the class roster and a Positive Attributes sheet.
(You can also use the attached Class List form just change Student to the
names in your class.)
2. Ask your students to write down one positive trait, adjective, or attribute for
each person in the class. You can also include other staff as well, such as
teaching assistants, student teachers, aides, special education staff, parent
volunteers, etc.
3. Collect the papers and create a Wordle for each person at
http://www.wordle.net. Type the students name in many times so it is the
largest word, and then add the other attributes. The more times an attribute is
added, the larger that word will be. Experiment with the font, layout, and
colors.
4. Print a colorful Wordle for each student and frame it. (Your local Dollar Store
is a great place to look for inexpensive frames.)

Tips:
*Dont reveal the purpose of the exercise it makes the surprise at the end of
the year better!
*Discussing the definition of a trait, quality, or attribute ahead of time helps.
Encourage students to use their own ideas but have the Positive Attributes
sheet as a reference in case they get stuck.
*This can be done as a carousel walk, where each student puts their name at
the top of their paper and then they rotate to each students sheet adding a
word. However, this reduces the anonymity.

Name

Positive
Attribute

Name

1. Student

16. Student

2. Student

17. Student

3. Student

18. Student

4. Student

19. Student

5. Student

20. Student

6. Student

21. Student

7. Student

22. Student

8. Student

23. Student

9. Student

24. Student

10. Student

25. Student

11. Student

26. Student

12. Student

27. Student

Positive
Attribute

13. Student

28. Student

14. Student

29. Student

15. Student

30. Student

Positive Attributes
adventurous
active
alert
ambitious
artistic
athletic
beautiful
brave
calm
careful
charismatic
cheerful
clever
collaborates
committed
compassiona
te
confident
considerate
contributes
cooperative
creative
courageous
curious
courteous
daring

dedicated
dependable
determined
devoted
disciplined
dynamic
easygoing
energetic
enthusiastic
excited
expressive
fair
faithful
fashionable
fearless
flexible
focused
forgiving
friendly
fun
funny
generous
graceful
handsome
happy
hard-working

helpful
honest
humorous
imaginative
independent
individual
intelligent
inventive
joyful
knowledgeab
le
leader
listener
lively
logical
loving
kind
mature
musical
natural
neat
open-minded
optimistic
organized
outgoing
patient

perseveres
playful
poised
polite
positive
powerful
practical
proactive
problemsolver
productive
punctual
reader
reliable
respectful
responsible
resourceful
selfconfident
self-reliant
serious
shy
sincere
skillful
smart
sociable

spiritual
spontaneous
sportsmanlike
stable
strong

successful
supportive
thinker
thoughtful
trustworthy
truthful

understandin
g
unique
upbeat
versatile
vibrant

volunteer
wise
witty
writer

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