Book Talk Thursday ~ Graduation Time!

Today was my last Thursday, and tomorrow is the last Friday with students.  Wow!  This year has flown by!  Since it is Thursday, it is time for another edition of Book Talk Thursday!
A couple of weeks ago, I received a graduation invitation in the mail from a former student.  I was quite honored, as I always am when I receive them from former students.  Well, it got me thinking about what type of book I would give a graduate.  Many of us think about Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss, but I have another fun book for you today,Yay, You! : Moving Out, Moving Up, Moving On!
I love reading Sandra Boynton books with my little girl.  We laugh out loud and even dance to some of them.  Most of her books are for sweet little toddlers and babies, but this one is different.  It is truly for the graduate.

The book celebrates the great accomplishment and gives the reader some ideas of where to go with life.  Boynton doesn't just say that the only thing to do is "do something with your life".  She wants the reader to do what is right for him or her.  She reminds the reader to stay true to him or herself while exploring options of the world.

Another great option for students in the lower grades to do is write a simple acrostic poem for a graduate from the school.  Students could draw names of a graduate from the school and write an acrostic about being a graduate for that student.  This would be a special momento from the students in the graduates' elementary school.  You could also have the older students in the school create these for the kindergarteners, and the kindergarteners create them for the older students.

And I have a freebie just for you to help you with this fun project!  I have included planning pages (one with a boy, one with a girl) and writing pages (primary lines and elementary lines) to use with the students.  Just click here or on the pictures below to download your copy from my Dropbox.
Enjoy and happy graduation!

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