Friday, May 4, 2012

In Twenty Year Writing

So I'm gone for less than a week at 4th grade camp and I feel like I've missed out on all the Teacher Appreciation Linky Parties!  Wow!  A lot goes on in the blog world!

Currently my kiddos and I are getting ready for our Publishing Celebration that we are having for the parents tomorrow.  We have been writing about what we are going to be doing in 20 years.  Right now it works out perfectly because my kiddos are 9 years old and I am 29, so I can tell them 20 years ago, I was in third grade.  Gosh I am old!  It is cool for them to see that the goals that you set for yourself can really happen.

Download the freebie for a graphic organizer and final copy paper.





My kiddos dressed up as their desired profession.  The kiddo above wanted to be a tornado chaser and the girl wanted to be a scientist.  I had a little girl who wanted to be a veterinarian and so she brought in a bunch of her stuffed animals.  It was so cute! 

Before we present, the kiddos act as host and hostess and get their parents refreshments.  My kiddos are not allowed to partake until the parents leave.  This really gives them a sense of ownership and makes them feel like they are doing this for their parents.  I also do a slideshow of pictures throughout the year.  The parents and kiddos love it.  I use Smilebox.  If you have never used smilebox, you have to check it out!

Twelve Days and counting!!!
Amy


11 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful idea! We have a "community" field trip coming up and we were chatting about turning it into a career day. What a fantastic addition this would be. THANK YOU!!! Pop in for a visit if you ladies get a chance :)

    Kelley "Following You" Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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    1. So glad you can use this Kelley! I will be popping over to visit your blog!
      Amy

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  2. Omg, this is just too cute!! I think I would tear up watching them, lol!! I bet the parents just loved it, I would:)) I just came over from TBTS, I am your newest follower!

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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    1. Thanks Corinna! Their stories are always so adorable! They always say that they make millions of dollars and the boys talk about all the cars they own... We have to talk about giving to charities if we make that much money. =)
      Amy

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  3. What a fun idea! Think I'm gonna steal it! :) I just posted about it on my FB page too.
    Teresa
    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie
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    1. Thanks Teresa! I hope your kiddos loved it as much as mine did!
      Amy

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  4. This is absolutely precious!I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing. I always have parents come to their portfolio showcase but this makes it so much cuter.
    Michele
    www.missnelsonsgotthecamera.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Michele! Did you use this project this year! I would love to know how it turned out!
      Amy

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  5. It's good to see that you have shared the download link of that writing practice. It will be very helpful for the teachers to use it in the classroom. proper sentence checker

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