I use these farewells at dismissal with my students. I have them posted by my back door and as each child leaves he/she chooses a farewell for me to say to them. It becomes a beloved ritual, ending the day on a positive note! I find that it really helps build a positive classroom environment too! Having a special way to say good-bye at the end of the day is another bond between teacher and student.
Since the farewells all rhyme, it is also built-in rhyming practice for my ELL students who need to hear rhymes as often as possible!
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Thank you! You're so generous to offer this free! It's adorable!
May 8, 2013
I say similar farewells to each of my students, and they get a kick out of it each time. I love that I have a visual to go with my goodbyes that they can CHOOSE from to make it more personalized and interactive. Thank you for improving my classes' goodbye routines!
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August 19, 2012
Would you be able to create a desk name tag for me using the "Where The Wild Things Are" characters? Kind of like the folder covers except I only want the alphabet, numbers 1-20, and a space for first and last name.
I started out in kindergarten, but this year I got "promoted" to 1st grade! I am loving my firsties but still crossing my fingers that I get to go back down to kindergarten next year. I create mostly for kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms.