10 End of the Year Books to Read Aloud to Your ClassThe end of the school year is a crazy time. Crazy might actually be an understatement. We are dealing with testing, assemblies, field trips, field day, cleaning up our rooms, and more. This often leaves us tired and overwhelmed with weird little chunks of time to fill. I always loved reading picture books during these times. Not only do they help share with my students how I feel about each one of them, but it was also easy to tie in writing and math activities. Let me show you some of my favorites.
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Please see the full disclosures here for more details. Reading out loud to your students during the last days of school gives a special opportunity to end the year well. I know some may consider this too early, but I have so many themed books for this time of the year, with activities for each, that it takes me about that long to get through them all. PLUS, students and teachers! It may seem like a challenge to get students seated quietly for reading during the final weeks of school. But it is a lot easier than you think! Having students gather quietly on the carpet for read-aloud time each day actually keeps the end-of-year crazies from being unleashed!
The count is on and summer is just around the corner. Here are some great read alouds to help wrap up your year! The incomparable Miss Bindergarten returns to bid farewell to her students in another installment of this classic series by Joseph Slate. Just try to hold the tears back as this beloved Kindergarten teacher wraps up her year! A new twist on a familiar classic!
The last weeks of the school year have a palpable feel. A school year is a significant amount of time — time in which a great deal of social, emotional and academic learning occurs — and saying goodbye is a big deal. Here are some rituals for celebrating growth and wishing each other well, along with picture books to introduce them in the classroom:. The tender story shares how the pair played and learned together during the year, along with the mixed emotions of their tearjerker goodbye. After reading, compose a class chart or book about your year together. After reading, invite students to write and draw about their big and important accomplishments during the year. Take time to share as a group and offer congratulations.
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PreK—K , 1—2 , 3—5. Whether you wrap up the school year in two days or two weeks, you might be looking for a book or two to share with your students. So, I thought I would share a few of my most popular end-of-the-year read-aloud titles along with my favorite tip for encouraging students to revisit books we've read over the year. Happy reading! As the school year draws to close, ask each student to choose the one book or chapter that he or she wants to hear read aloud again. This helps learners select some of the books that you read earlier in the year, rather than the titles you most recently completed.