May is filled with lots of holidays, which along with the coming of the end of the school year, make for great reasons to celebrate! Use Wixie to create decorations for a class Cinco de Mayo party or themed posters and signs for Memorial Day. Have students create narrated notes to show their appreciation for the specialty subject teachers at your school, who don’t always get the same notes as classroom teachers.
Wixie is a great tool for creating Mother’s Day cards too! Have students use the Wixie paint tools to create original artwork. Type a note, “write” text if you have a touch screen, or simply record their voice. You might want to record anyway, since an audio record of their love for mom is definitely a keepsake. Email the URL to mom, or if students have devices at home, have students log into their account and play the card for mom on that special day.
If students create a four page project, they can also print as a booklet to create a greeting card the can take home. Page 1 is the front of the card, page 2 becomes inside left, page 3 shows on the inside right, and page 4 appears on the back. (Instructions here) You can also change orientation of the page to make the cards portrait-style, just remember to rotate the page first!
May is Local and Community History Month in the UK, but don’t let that stop you from connecting with your community here! Celebrate your own community by enhancing the experience at a local museum or creating your own virtual museum. Check out these Creative Educator lessons:
• Museum Makers (online support for physical artifacts)
• Create a Virtual Museum (completely online museum)
May is National Bike Month and also the month of Walk to School Week. This is a great opportunity to introduce students to the idea of Public Service Announcement to promote safety. They can use Wixie to create PSAs, or even posters, which can be used again and again and are especially appreciated by administrators for use at the beginning of next school year.
Students can also write a fractured nursery rhyme for Mother Goose Day on May 1st! Wixie has an entire folder of templates that make it easy. Search "fracture" or browse Templates>Writing>Poetry>Fracture Nursery Rhymes.
Paint a special place in your community or create a collage of images to show pride in where you live. Use the Wixie postcard templates or add a second page to add a note, print, and send on May 2nd, National Postcard Day.
Just in time for summer vacation, the last week of May is National Backyard Games Week. Have students interview adults about their favorite childhood backyard game. Create a page in Wixie to describe the game and how it is played. Print as trading cards (you can print multiple pages to a single sheet of paper in Wixie) and then trade with other student for summer break ideas.
I hope your May if filled with many more reasons to celebrate!