Then I have an end of the year poem that can be found in my TeachersPayTeachers store--visit me HERE.
When I was sitting at my step-daughter's high school graduation, watching many of my former students walk the stage, each time I would lean over and whisper to Claire, "That was one of Mommy's kids..." And I wondered if these young adults realize that they will forever "be" someone to me...I will forever feel that tiny bit of ownership in the person they are. The next day I sat down and made up the bookmarks to put on their end of the year gifts. In my store I have many different format options, but on my students, I worked to create a personal stick kid version of "them"...which I then placed on their bookmark.
I laminated them and placed their photo album and name magnet (from our attendance/lunch/milk board)
in each bag, and taped their bookmark on the front:
I always hope these things make it home in one piece so that their parents get to enjoy them, as well...although with some backpacks I have my doubts! :) And now I sit here, in my explosion of a classroom...borders and posters and books tossed EVERYWHERE...knowing I have one and a half more days to go...that's IT. Insanity....