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The LAST Day of Kindergarten Read Aloud!
The school year is ending much differently than we expected, but we still have much to celebrate! Here's a read aloud of The LAST Day of Kindergarten. I also talk a bit about how my daughter inspired me to write this book. And be sure to check out the activities below to explore other ways we can help our kindergartners end the year on a high note!
Not all schools hold kindergarten graduation ceremonies—but that doesn’t mean your kindergartners can’t “play” graduation. Here are some graduation-themed activities that can be used at school or at home. Have fun!
Write your own graduation story (PDF)
This worksheet lets kids turn The LAST Day of Kindergarten into a story that's all their own.
Make it yourself!
a graduation announcement (PDF)
a graduation hat (PDF)
a diploma (PDF)
Be a Memory Keeper (PDF)
Explore different ways to preserve your kindergarten memories!
Listen to the Graduation March ("Pomp and Circumstance" by Sir Edward Elgar)
"Mr. Meyer starts playing a serious song on the piano. It makes me want to cry. It makes me want to march. It makes me want to stand up straight and tall." —from The LAST Day of Kindergarten
Illustration copyright © 2011 by Sachiko Yoshikawa. All rights reserved.