The last few days of school are such a blur. Rush here, rush there... I think it may be a blessing because the last few days are really tough on me. Every time I would try to talk to my kids about going to first grade, I would start to cry (I am really good at weddings too... I can cry like nobody's business).
Our building started a tradition... During the last hour of the day we have a moving up activity. We divide our class up and they go to meet their first grade teacher. Now picture this... Our Pre-K/ Kindergarten hall is on one side of the building and we have to walk a bit to make it to the 1st/2nd grade hall. The entire way I am blubbering and trying not to make eye contact with my students. As I approach the 1st grade teachers, I wonder if they think these are tears of joy (and start to panic) or worry that I have some serious issues.
So... I digress... the last few days are a blur with assemblies and procedures. This was a perfect way to fill in those in between times. Erica's packet is one that your can totally customize. Perfect! AND Cute!
Not only did I have to say good-bye to my sweeties, I also had to say goodbye to Miss Theodora. A new district policy is in place that prohibits classroom pets that have dander.
Miss Theodora was deeply offended by this implication.
My class cried and cried when I told them that she would not be back next year. We decided to make a book... naturally!
|She really loves carrots and she really loves celery. And she really loves lettuce and she really loves to watch us do stations.|
|Theodora likes hay. She runs up and nibbles on it.|
|She likes us when we give her a carrot. We love her too. She is sweet.|
|She really likes kids and she likes carrots.|
|Theodora really likes carrots. She likes us doing stations. She likes hay.|
|She loves people.|
|She likes carrots, She loves kids. She loves hay. She loves Mrs. Wills.|
|Theodora likes to be out of her cage. Theodora eats hay. Theodora likes kids. Theodora really likes stations.|