The 2007-2008 Kindergarten year has come to a close. The books are being put away, the charts are being brought home as prizes, and the treat box candy is emptying out. Today, I felt like "Grinchy Claus" as I was putting genre books in the closet. One child said, "Mrs. Mallon - Where are you putting our books?" Children at this age know that school will soon be over but don't know quite what that means. I will miss them over the summer, but I know they will come back to school ready for First Grade. I will be looping with the class from Kindergarten to First. Mrs. Dillard will be co-teaching with me next year and can't wait for all the new learning that will occur. Tomorrow, students will be given a letter in their report card to write to me during the summer via a post card or letter with pictures of where they went on their summer vacation so that I can use these pictures and notes as a "Welcome Back" bulletin board in August. They love coming back and seeing themselves on the bulletin board!! Don't forget to read each day -- and visit the summer reading list at http://www.duvalschools.org/cce - go to Media then to Summer Reading List. A special thank you for a wonderful year to Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Ellis - you have made it the perfect year !! Have a safe summer and don't forget to write!!