Goodbye Friend!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Why does it seem that only our favorite students move during the school-year? I lost one of my favorites this last week and I was so sad to see him go. His family is moving to Texas and I have known since the beginning of the year but it is still sad because he was SO GOOD. 

When students move from our class mid-year we make a little "Goodbye Friend!" book to make sure we all say a heartfelt goodbye and let our friend know they will be missed. I hope that this eases the transition for the student because we try and be encouraging about their move and new school. 

Each students writes a letter and illustrates a picture. We bind all the pages together and it becomes a cute little book. 

While the rest of the class is busy writing our letters, I ask the student who is moving to color the cover of their book (I provide them with a black and white version of the above picture).  

Here is a few samples of our latest "Goodbye Friend" book:

I would love to choose three people to win this newly posted product. Simply comment below with your email address and you may win!I will choose three winners on December 7th OR you can grab this fun "Goobye Friend" pack in my store. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Week! I am very jealous of all the teachers who have Thanksgiving week off, we have school Monday-Wednesday this week. 

We have been so busy working on our Story of the Pilgrims Thanksgiving book. 

We make this book every year to go along with our study of the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Squanto, and The First Thanksgiving. The book turns our SO cute and my kiddos learn a ton! 
Here are a few of my favorite books that help us with our study of Pilgrims and Native Americans. My favorite of all is If You Sailed on The Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern!

We are also using the awesome FREEBIE from Sarah Cooley. We have been writing one thing each day in our journal. 

and my favorites...

"It's not happy people who are thankful, it's thankful people who are happy." - unknown
 I hope you all have a day to eat, relax with family, and reflect on the things you have to be thankful for. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 
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