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Seven Steps to a Happy Last Day of School - Part 1: Read Aloud

We all know those last couple of weeks of school are insane: antsy students, report cards, packing the room, etc.  It's all overwhelming, isn't it?

Seven Steps to a Happy Last Day of School - Part 1: Read your favorite book!

Despite it all, I refuse to let the craziness destroy my last day with my students. For the next seven days, I'll be sharing some of my strategies for a Happy Last Day of School.  Here's the first!


Seven Steps to a Happy Last Day of School - Part 1: Read your favorite book!


Reading to the students is one of the most important things a teacher can do. 

See this blog post to see some of benefits of reading to children: The Importance of Read Alouds!
The Importance of Read Alouds


I'm sure you've already read your favorite book to your class. Maybe more than once! I'm willing to bet that same book might be a favorite of the students as well!

But reading it again on the last day of school leads to some very special memories. 

I like to leave my students with those warm feelings for books, don't you?

Here are some of my very favorite books to read to children. (Click these for affiliate links to Amazon.)



          
          

Here's a little freebie you can send home for parents and caregivers: How to Help Children at Home with Literacy Skills.

Check back tomorrow for the second step to a 
Happy Last Day of School!

Seven Steps to a Happy Last Day of School - Part 1: Read your favorite book!

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