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.
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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!!!