One of the greatest things I learned from my friend Cristy was how to get parents into the classroom to see what their kiddos were doing!! She called it a "Learning Celebration." A learning celebration is an end of the unit project where parents and guest are invited into the classroom to see what the kiddos have been learning about!!
Cristy recently studied fractured fairy tales with her kiddos. The students loved all of the versions of these awesome tales. After several weeks of reading stories, discussing parts of stories along with story elements, Cristy had students prepare for a learning celebration.
What did this entail? The kiddos chose their favorite fractured fairy tale to act out and retell. Students gathered costumes, props, and practiced lines from the stories. Then what????
Cristy invited parents in to see all of the awesome presentations. Learning Celebrations are awesome!! In my book, there is no better way to show parents, other teachers, and administrators the level of instruction that is taking place on a daily basis!!
Check out these awesome kiddos with their awesome teacher!! Having left the classroom 2 years ago, this is one of the things I miss most!! I loved working with kiddos to show their families the awesome things we were learning every day!!!