Cut out from green paper an oval watermelon shape for each child and write his/her name on it. Staple the watermelons onto a bulletin board covered in brown paper. Cut watermelon vines from a darker green paper by starting with a paper circle and cutting toward the center in a spiral pattern. Weave and staple the vine among the watermelons on the bulletin board. Finally write a headline for the top of the bulletin board: "Look Who's 'Growing' to First Grade [or whatever your students' next level will be]!"
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