Going from fifth grade to Middle School is a big transition. I like to send postcards to last year's students wishing them well and reassuring them that they are ready for the challenges ahead. I let them know that they will be missed and invite them to stop by for visits. I also send "Welcome" postcards to each of my incoming fifth graders. All kids love to get mail and this has been an easy way to show kids (and parents) that I care about them.