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Mini-Lesson: Rise Up!
Celebrate the end of year by getting your students excited for the next grade.
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Get students excited about moving up to the next grade with these hot-air balloon acrostics. Have them brainstorm what they are looking forward to in the coming year—new things to learn, special classroom roles, clubs or groups they might join. Then, have kids create hot-air balloons out of construction paper, add a picture of themselves riding in the basket, and write an acrostic poem based on their new grade and their hopes and dreams!
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