I can't believe the last day with my 3's is tomorrow! Each year seems to go by faster and faster.
It seems like yesterday that the parents brought the school supplies, including a binder with a clear pocket on the cover. Each year I use these binders to make memory books.
On parent night, I have notecards and stickers at each table. The parents write a note for their children with good wishes for the school year. I make sure these go on the first page of the memory book.
At the end of the year I write a personal note for each child. This goes in an envelope below the note from the parents.
The rest of the book is filled with any artwork that could fit on an 8.5 x 11 inch page.
Tomorrow, they will get to take these books home, along with their journals, their place mats, and a picture book that I made highlighting special events throughout the year.
This is a bittersweet time of year for me. I look back on pictures and see the growth that has taken place. I marvel at how much we all learned! I cherish the friendships that have been made.
I will miss them. They are my family! I am lucky to be teaching 10 weeks of summer camp and will get to see most of them again. But I am still sad that the year is over!