I've enjoyed this semester with my intern. We all have to start somewhere, so I was happy to have an intern. However, I never felt like the class was entirely "mine". Now is my time to bond with them alone...
When my intern left, we showered her with some books that we had read aloud this year. This included the book Lemonade War which was the novel that she used in Shared Reading. I had each student write a special little message in the book for her. If she's anything like me, that book will become a treasure as the years go by...and by....and by. (I've got my tattered copy of Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing that I'm planning on putting in a shadow box soon. No, I'm not kidding.)
We also gave her a goody basket with the poem below. She cried. It was a great moment for the kids and for her (and me, too).
Wish me luck!