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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