Fans of First Day Jitters will love spending the last day of school in Mrs. Hartwell classroom. What do teachers do for summer vacation? Mrs. Hartwell’s students worry that their teacher will miss them while they are gone for the summer. The class comes up with a way to make sure Mrs. Hartwell won’t be too sad. But Mrs. Hartwell and the other teachers have some plans of their own. Once again Julie Danneberg and Judy Love bring to life the crazy antics of Mrs. Hartwell and her class and show that teachers and students are more alike than we sometimes think.
This heartfelt summer book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like having mixed feelings about the last day of school. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting predicting as well as for targeting metaphors and mental state verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Last Day Blues in speech therapy below: