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When It's the Last Day Of School
James can barely contain his excitement on the last day of school, but he vows to be good and get Mrs. Bremwood’s last gold sticker of the year. He’s determined not to talk during Silent Reading and he will get his drink at the water fountain properly and not spit out any of it because it’s warm. At lunch, he’ll take the wrapper off his straw and not blow it at his friend ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Putnam Juvenile
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The last day of school, every child is filled with excitement for the beginning of summer. There is a little sadness at leaving all their friends and teacher, but that is covered up by the months of freedom. This book shows this excitement for summer. Students relate to all children look forward to. Such a good read!
Of course many kids would love this book, but I wouldn't put it out until there are a few weeks left of school! It talks about the last day of school and the excitement of summer! Kids could get very discouraged if this book was put out in the winter! This could spark converstaion about what each student is doing over summer break!
This would be a great book to read on the last day of school. It is a humorous story about a boy and his quest to receive the last golden sticker of the year but he finds many bumps along the way. He can barely contain his excitement about summer break and this proves to be a problem. Students will be able to relate to this excitement and will enjoy this read as well as the illustrations.
James is super excited for the last day of school and he is going to be on his best manners, earn a sticker, clean his desk, pay attention, hug his teacher, and eventually explode! The retro-like illustrations represent school in a boring manner; but overall a decent fun book.
I feel this book can really start a discussion about the students and their summer plans! I would wait until the last day to read this. Even j can relate to this story, every year in grade school I was so excited for the last day of the year! It was like Christmas in May!
This book is great and would be a good book to end the school year. The only thing I would add on after reading this book is to be sure to explain to the class that it is important to have good behavior all year, not just on the last day of school.
Jan 30, 2013 Vanessa Easley rated it liked it
This book is a perfect representation of the way young kids think and talk. He is jumping from one subject to the next, ideas are everywhere, and very excited about everything. Very imaginative and funny too. I found this enjoyable but hard to read aloud and totally follow but that's more me.
The child in the book goes through a whole list of things that he will do on the last day of school. He is so excited! This book is great for reading towards the last week of school. It's a good way to keep the children excited and learning. I would read this to 1-3 grade.
Apr 26, 2012 Melanie Martel rated it really liked it
This book would be a great end of the year read aloud to the class. The boy is so excited about summer and does a great job working with inferences. The book does a good job with the pictures and lets the readers visual what he wants to do over the summer.