My students made these adorable portraits of themselves as graduates!
Everyone created one last Interactive Sight Word Reader before graduation: I Learned How to be a Kindergartener. I wanted to cry as I watched all of my students independently create and read their own books. It's amazing how far they have come this past year!
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The big day finally arrived! We ordered custom sashes through Andersons.com so the kindergarteners would have a lasting keepsake of their special day. Priced at about $5 each, I think the sashes are a nice alternative to the cap and gown. They added a touch of formality to the student's "Sunday Best" attire, but were far less of a temptation to play with than a big cap or gown.
Finally, my students were ready to graduate!
This is one of my favorite photos from the event. The students had a chance to chat and share their excitement before the ceremony began!
Find lots of great end-of-year ideas and activities!