Saturday, November 14, 2015

WELCOME BACK!

Isn’t it nice to be missed? If a child has been absent, they will feel special when they return to school with this song to the tune of “The Bear Went over the Mountain.”

     Welcome back child’s name.
     Welcome back child’s name.
     Welcome back child’s name.
     We’re glad you’re here today.
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Good-Bye Book
I mentioned this book last spring when K.J. and Kalina left on a long trip and wouldn’t be back to school. Kalina’s teacher asked each child to draw a picture for her and then they made it into a book. K.J.’s teacher did nothing. Moving away or going to a new school is painful for children. We’ve all felt that sense of loss when we have moved or said good-bye to friends. This book would give children a meaningful way to let their friend know they will be missed. And it would be something the parting child could hold onto and visit when they leave.

                          
*Hint! A class photo would make a great cover.