For many years I have used the following poems at the end of the school year.
I print out the following poem for each student and place it in a frame as a student gift. We have our spring program the week before school ends and I take a picture with each student to use for this gift. I created it in PowerPoint which makes it very easy to edit for each student. I simply change the photo and student name and print. They are always a hit!
I have used these next 2 poems in student memory books and DVDs. We have also read them during our graduation ceremony.