May 29, 2012

Time for School Year Reflections

During the last week of school, I think it's important for students to reflect on what they've learned and how they've grown during the school year. I created this School Year Reflections printable as a convenient and fun way to have students think about the school year. It asks them to reflect on what they learned, tell what they thought was the best part of the year, describe an accomplishment that makes them proud, and so on.

I always loved reading these forms at the end of the year, and I used some of the information on them to create my end-of-the-year PowerPoint presentation or movie. If you do the Classroom Yearbook project, you could also have them glue these forms to the backs of their pages instead of writing letters.

Coincidentally, a few days after I posted this page on my site, I discovered that earlier this month, Rachel Lynette of Minds in Bloom had posted a great list of 20 End of the Year Reflection Questions. I thought you might like to customize my School Year Reflections form by using some of her questions, so I created a blank copy of the form for that purpose. When you click on the School Year Reflections printable above, scroll to the second page to see the blank version. Print it and write in your own questions.

What are your favorite reflection questions to use with your students? Have you used any that are not listed here?


  1. Thanks! What a great printable, and I can use it this week!

  2. Thanks for sharing this fantastic printable! I used this as a graphic organizer for my students. After completing each thought bubble, students wrote a letter to themselves describing all of the things that happened during the school year. We then sealed them up in an envelope and wrote "Do not open until June 2013". This way, they can look back at the end of next year and compare what new things they have learned!

  3. wrote questions on cheap beach ball. The students loved answering the questions plus we got up an moving.

  4. Found this on Pinterest and it's terrific! Thanks for sharing it! Looking forward to exploring your site!

  5. Thank you for this! I will use it in my homeschool.


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