Wrapping up the Year

7 Jun

To end the year, I wanted to send the class off with some mementos of our year in reading.  I made a form in Google Docs where students could fill in their favorite book–including title, level, author, and genre.  Incidentally, this told me we might need some more work in genre next year, especially when a child showed me Percy Jackson and asked if it was fiction or non-fiction.  Hmmm…

Each child filled in 1-3 of his or her favorite books, and then I organized it by level, printed it out, and sent the list home with them as a “suggested summer reading list.”  I emailed the list to my class as well, so parents have some suggestions when heading to the library or bookstore.

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I also sent home a bookmark that was differentiated by level–N-P, Q-S, or T-V, that had some thought prompts, suggested books, and my email address with an admonition to “Keep in touch!” which I’m pretty sure was the brainchild of fellow teacher, Jenny Maehara.

It was a really nice last day, with a really nice class.  I’m gonna miss those kiddos, but that’s the best kind of feeling to have on the last day of school.



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