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{the last days} #sol19

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The last days of school are for ...

reminders to exercise their reading brains
making a reading plan of who? what? where? when? and why?
filling their arms with new books to read at home
and a notebook and pen to write story after story

The last days of school are for ...

small moments of connecting with each child
noticing and telling of why they matter to me and this world
sharing and caring as much as they need with hugs in between
pouring all that I can into their hearts and minds

The last days of school are for ...

not knowing for many of my students
if these are the last days of school until next year ...
or if their families quietly move on to a new school
and if these are our last days together.

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  1. I love this! The graphic is so cute too!

  2. Sounds like your last days are fun and fruitful!

  3. A great way to end their year - with hugs and lots of thoughts to process during the summer. I'm sure you'll find lots of time to read or be read to. Hugs, Mom

  4. I want to thank you for sharing your template - so simple, yet so powerful and ultimately, an effective reflection tool. I love your opening of "making a reading plan" and just listened to Corrina Allen on @Books_Between discuss this very thing! Your last stanza really hit me - we never really know if the last day is truly the "last" or "until next." Happy end of the year!

  5. Books and hugs - best gifts ever. Wonderful way to end the year.

  6. We still have until the end of June. Such a busy time! It's exhausting and emotional. Sounds like you have good reading plans for the summer. I'm going to try this with my people.

  7. HOOORAY for the final day! Love how you helped modeled how to make a reading plan. May your students open a book this summer and remember special moments from your times together. In August nearly all of my intervention students are headed to another building. It made our final days together really important.


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