Hiya peeps! I've gotten kind of lazy about posting since I've been on Spring Break, but I am totally enjoying my time off with the kiddos. Last week was a fantastic week at our school. It was College Week - a week when we talk about college and our future.... basically we learned about lots of jobs and made the decision about what we want to be when we grow up. Super fun!!!
Of course, we decorated for this special event too.
Here is my entryway to my classroom. The sign says, "Class of 2025". That sounds so far off, but it's really not. Kind of creepy......makes me feel old :0) I just covered my doorway with white butcher paper and cut strips. Then I stapled these cute graduation hats (they have the kids' names on it with glitter). The kids loved this so much they were super careful not to damage it.
If you like the little sign - here it is -- GRAB HERE!
Here is my door. My district publishes a children's book about going to college and how it's a "road to success". I kind of played off that and we made a roadway. The kids chose a car - colored it to make it their own and helped me put their car on the "road to success".
We made these super cute graduates - The kids were told to make it really look like them. We had talked about skin color and diversity in January so it was so easy for them to understand what they needed to do to make their graduate look just like them.
During the week, we also wrote about what we wanted to grow up to be. The kids hand wrote what they wanted to grow up to be and I placed those sheets in their Pride folders. However, I typed each one up using their words and placed on our graduates.
My 2 favorites were:
The girl who said she wants to be a "cop so I can save the day"! (And the little girl said it with lots of enthusiasm and jazz hands!)
My other favorite was the boy who wants to be Peter Parker because Peter Parker gets to be Superman!
I then took each child's picture using a lovely red frame that said, "I am going to college!" I borrowed this frame from my teacher-friend, Sandra. Thanks, Sandra!! I LOVE the way it turned out!
Here are a few other doors from around my school:
This was really cute. It has a cut-out where the kids stick their faces for pictures!
Some great doors, huh?
One of the really memorable activities we got to participate in was when a fireman came to tell us about his job. He also let us try on his cool gear - which was the most AWESOME part!
And our thank yous!!!
What do you do at your school to get even your youngest kiddos thinking about their future?