This week the first grade students polished up one realistic fiction story from their collection to share with parents. The preparations included editing for punctuation, word wall word spellings, and spacing. Finally, children shared their books with one another to practice reading it aloud. The stories shared at the celebration were one in a series each child created, each book giving the same character a new adventure. Each child read their story aloud to their own parents, and then shared with other parents in attendance. Book reviews were written on sticky notes and left for each child! The celebration of a year of hard work was followed by a pizza party on the back field and a visit from the ice cream truck!