Wednesday, May 30, 2012

BITTERSWEET

The classroom is clean.  Walls are bare.  Awards and memories have been shared.  We’re playing games, reviewing, and savoring these last few precious hours together.  It’s at this time, that I fight back tears because reality sets in and I realize that I really am going to miss my kiddos.  We’ve spent the last 9 months together in the confines of a crowded classroom together…all the while becoming close, learning, and growing. 

classbook

One of the ways, we show a little love at this time of year is by creating a class book for each classmate.  We actually started this around Valentine’s Day and are just finishing over the course of the past few months!  My goal is to have each student take home a class book that we’ve made during the year.  Well, this year…we’ve needed a little extra motivation to write.  Insert…personalized books!

I made a simple cover with an alliterative title using a student’s name and provided their pals with a complimentary sentence starter.  Each friend used a plain piece of white paper to complete the sentence and illustrated it to create a book page.  As of last Friday, each friend had received a book. Yay! Well, I  thought each friend had, until one of my sweet kiddos raised their hand and said, “but we haven’t made a book for YOU, Mrs. Dwyer”….

So, this week…we’ll create the last one…..Dear Mrs. Dwyer/A Class Book of Notes for our Teacher….

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…and if {and I know they will be} their notes resemble the lovelies that have been left on my table lately, I’m going to have to read them AFTER they’ve left or have Kleenex on standby. Happy last few days, bloggy buddies!

2 comments:

  1. Awww, your students sure do love you!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  2. That is so so sweet! It is so hard to let go at the end. Those notes were just precious. :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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