Today’s the first day of summer vacation! I now have a rising Kindergartener and PK-3er. Ahh! I am sooo excited for both my kids to be in the same school next year. And not just for me to have a little time to myself, but to see Sam become a leader and show his extremely eager sister what school is all about. After pick up, the three of us are going to have a special lunch with tacos and lemonade. Maybe a little ice-cream to follow. While a food celebration is always in order, I love the idea of starting a new end of school year tradition.
Sam has had the same teacher for the last two years. She has set the bar extremely high and made the first years of school a wonderful experience. A week or so ago, she alerted the parents in the class of a tradition of signing a book at the end of each school year. As each grade passes, your teacher writes a message to your child. It sounded like an incredible way to send them off to their next step, so I immediately went on Amazon to purchase a book.
The first book that comes to mind with graduation is Oh the Places You’ll Go, which is a favorite in our house. Sam’s teacher suggested the book, What Do You Do With An Idea, which is really special as well. That’s the one we selected. When his teacher returned it to us with her note, my eyes filled up! A little snippet:
” You have blossomed into a kind, courageous, inquisitive scientist who can’t wait to research a question or learn something new”.
I can’t wait to see this book filled with encouraging and inspiring words from his educators throughout the years. I highly recommend starting this tradition with your little one. A few other books to consider are:
I Wish You More
Sometimes You’ll Fly
The Most Magnificent Thing
Cheers to another great year! Happy summer vacation everyone! And a big thank you to all the amazing teachers who are creating our future leaders.
Is there a book you love? Or even a end of school year tradition you’ve started? Share below!