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With the excitement of summer break quickly approaching, super fun books about the end of the year will help keep your Kindergarten students engaged. So, Kindergarten Planet and I wanted to share our favorite books for the end of the school year. We are sure you and your students will love them!
*Pair with our Summer Centers & Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!
Books for the End of the School Year
The Last Day of Kindergarten by Nancy Lowen
This is a fun book filled with vibrant pictures and mixed emotions. The character is sad to leave Kindergarten. As she compares their first day with their last day, she realizes that 1st grade may be fun too.
Last Day, Hooray! by Nancy Poydar
Celebrate the final days of school with these students as they engage in activities such as taking down pictures, signing cards for each other, and cleaning up their room! This one is a great one for if it is time to do those things in your classroom as well!
When It’s the Last Day of School by Maribeth Boelts
James wants to have the best last day of school ever! He wants to earn the last gold sticker, and do his best all day long (be quiet during reading, have manners at lunch, and other silly things many kids can relate to)!
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
Who doesn’t love Miss Bindergarten? Miss Bindergarten’s students have had a great year filled with fun memories, and now it is time to say goodbye. This is a great read aloud for the last days of school as you say goodbye to your own students.
The Berenstain Bears’ Graduation Day by Mike Berenstain
I always love how Berenstain books have great lessons in them as well as great stories. Sometimes they can get lengthy, but my kids love them! Bear Country is holding a graduation ceremony for the last day of school, and brother and sister will get to wear a cap and gown! Will Honey Bear get to graduate too? This is a good read aloud, especially if you teach where you celebrate with a cap and gown graduation.
The Night Before First Grade by Natasha Wing
The Night Before series is one of my favorites! If you teach Kindergarten, this book is a must-read as you send your students off to be 1st graders! This book is about Penny and her adventures as she gets ready for a big day – the first day of 1st grade!
Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg
Mrs. Hartwell’s class is excited about summer, but they are worried that their teacher will miss them! They try to decide on what to get her to help ease those “last day blues!”
Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl by Barbara Park
This is a great read aloud to start in the last month of school or so, especially if you are just trying out chapter books with your youngsters! Junie B. Jones is always hilarious, and in this book, it is time for her Kindergarten graduation! She is supposed to keep her cap and gown in the box, but it is so tempting to take it out… and what happens when she does?
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