Monday, May 13, 2019

5 of my favorite Read Alouds for the end of the School Year

Hiya! Today I'm sharing my favorite read alouds for the End of the Year.  These are 5 of my favorite books to read aloud the last week or day of school. There are so many good end of the year books but these are my top 5 in no particular order.

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1.  Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg
This might be my favorite other for any grade other than Kindergarten just because it's so funny and I always read it's counterpart First Day Jitters at the beginning of the year. I love it so much I created an entire unit to go with it! The students in Mrs. Hartwell's class are so worried about their teacher with the end of school looming. Whatever will she do without them? Little do they know teachers love summer vacation too! Click the cover picture below to go to TPT and grab this fun Reading Unit to go with this book!

2. I Knew You Could by Craig Dorfman
This sweet book has a Little Engine that could vibe with a twist of Oh the Places You'll Go. It talks about how far they've come and how they've gained skills to help them face knew challenges. It's a celebration while still looking forward!

3. The Wonderful Happens by Cynthia Rylant
This book while an oldie is new to me but I had to include it because it's just precious. It talks about how things become what they are by saying the wonderful happens including you! It is a fun way to look back at the year and revisit all your students have learned to help them become the learners they are now!

4. The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing
A fun book in this series took look ahead at the student's plans for summer! Cute rhyming text and sweet family vibe. It's a light but fun book to read perhaps after one of the tear jerkers!

 5. Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
I read this for 5 of the 6 years I taught K and cried like a baby every time. I also gave my students a penny and a kiss in a baggie like in the book! 
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