Friday, June 19, 2009

Last Day of School

It is so hard to believe that another year will be ending this afternoon. Yippee!!
It seems like each year I teach, the years accelerate to a close more quickly than each previous year. Whoever coined the familiar idiom "time flies" sure knew what they were talking about. As a media specialist I teach and know all the students in the school. I can't tell you how warm and joyful it feels each day when kids walk by my media center and just say, "Hi, Mrs.__." Others insist on grabbing a quick hug before rushing off to class. As I said goodbye (till next year) to my students I looked at their smiling, proud faces. They knew they had worked very hard to stretch themselves to do their best. To celebrate their summer and a much needed rest and play time, I wanted to share a couple of their favorite books from this year.

Anansi,the famous trickster from African folklore once again finds himself duped.

David always seems to be getting into trouble, and kids love that. The pictures are hysterical especially when David runs down the road without his pants.

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems always excites the kids. This is the sequel to Knuffle Bunny. (Kah-Nuffle)

There are so many more wonderful books we have read throughout the year that I thought I would share these with you. I will introduce another book each week for all of you with kids, teaching kids or just want to be a kid for a little while. Have a great day!

How about you. What is your favorite children story. I still have to place my book order for next year. If you have a recommendation, please let me know. :)


Darlene said...

How nice! I imagine some much needed time off for you for a while. I've always admired teachers although I probably wouldn't have had the patience to teach myself. lol. It's funny over the last while I've been stretching my brain to try to remember what my favorite reads were as a kid and they are just not coming to me at all. I'm thinking that's a bad sign. lol. Enjoy your day!

Iliana said...

Woo,hoo - let free time begin :)

One of my all time favorites as a kid was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Marie Cloutier said...

congrats on finishing up another year! :-)

The Bookworm said...

last day of school already! you must be an awesome teacher, you sound like it brings you much joy :O)
when I was little I read and re-read Dr Suess and Berenstein Bears.

Literary Feline said...

Another year behind you. I imagine the end of the year is special for both of you and the students. It's an end and a beginning. I'm kind of sad that this next year will likely be my mother's last year teaching. I love to find little gems of books for her class now and then. Soon, I won't be able to do that anymore.