Books for End-of-Year Reflection
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
From Unit Plan: Reflection
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Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
A little tiger grows and learns at his own pace. This is a great story to use as a springboard for a discussion on how much the children have grown during the past year.
No David! by David Shannon
In award-winning writer and illustrator David Shannon's charming and chaotic picture book, a mischievous toddler is scolded for wreaking general havoc, but soon returns to his mother's embrace and a warm "I love you."
David Goes to School by David Shannon
This kid is our brother or our cousin or our best friend, or us! The out-of-control monster-child from the Caldecott Honor Book No, David! is back and bringing his boyishly disgusting habits into the classroom. Colorful and hilarious illustrations examine our strangely appealing snaggle-toothed, round-headed kid at eye level. "Children will, of course, recognize every line of the text and every one of David's moves." -Kirkus Reviews.
If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
After reading this book we write a new story about an adventure that the mouse would encounter when visiting "our" classroom.
Look Out Kindergarten. Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson
After reading this story, we make a list of what we have accomplished in kindergarten, and make a list of what children expect to accomplish next year in first grade.
I Like Me by Nancy Carlson
This book is filled with positive self-esteem examples. Have students write what they like about themselves.
David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon