Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Getting Ready for the last day of School with Picture Books!

Picture books for the end of the school year

School is almost out for the Summer and I know we all just can't wait to enjoy the break. Especially the students! However, it is important for them to look back on the experiences of the past year and savor the last few days of being in their current class. In addition to journal writing about the end of the school year and other end of year activities, it is a very good idea to include reading about it from another child's point of view.

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For Kindergarten:
My first suggestion is this Nancy Loewen book, The Last Day of Kindergarten. I'm a fan of hers and I LOVE her silly fairy tale spins. 

Other Kindergarten books:

First Grade:
Last Day Blues (New Edition)


Different Grades:
When-it's-the-last-day-of-school Books-for-the-end-of-the-school-year

 In the books above, the main character is a child who will be making the most of the last day of school.

This one below is about getting ready for the Summer!


These ones below are new additions that I recently discovered. I like that they are so positive about change. They are good for any graduate.

Yay, You! Moving Up and Moving On                 I Wish You More     

One way to look back on the school year with some humor is with this kids joke book with very relatable jokes about end of year experiences like testing and graduation. This is my own creation so I may be a bit biased to say that it has the best bunch of end of year jokes you'll find!

As we are on the topic of books for your classroom library, you can see my 10 Classroom Library Tips for helpful and creative ways to have the best library for your class.


Unknown said...

Great idea! I'm featuring this post on Bagels and Blogs tomorrow. :)

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Teacher Nyla said...

Oh thank you Donna!

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