Every year for Halloween, I have my students create their own gravestones to hang in the hallway. It is a fun mini writing project. Rather than making a gravestone for themselves, we make silly gravestones. Students have to pick one thing that is not actually alive. It should be something that they can lose or break. Then we write our epitaph for that item. Students are encouraged to be creative and silly. Check out some of our work from this year:
|Here lies my lost cupcake!! It got eaten at a party!! Boo!|
|Here lies my lost sock. It is lost in my mom's dryer.|
|Here lies my sock. I washed it then I had to use my Daddy's big sock.|
|Here lies my ball. It bounced away when I was changing my shoe and it went in my mom's cat's litter box.|
|Here lies my crayon. It broke. It was in my box. It fell out and someone stepped on it.|
And my favorite!
|Here lies recess. It is lost. I had to do my work.|