Childhood is an exciting time. Everything is fresh and new, and there’s so much unknown out there to discover and explore. It’s a prime time for celebrating firsts—everything from losing your first tooth to your first grade graduation ceremony.
We celebrate these milestones because they’re important to us and to the people around us. They’re markers on the timeline of our lives, and we deserve a moment in the sun to bask in their glow, just as our loved ones appreciate the chance to share in that warmth and enjoy these moments with us.
Becoming a published author is, of course, a major achievement for a writer of any age, but is especially exciting for a young author. Such an accomplishment merits commemoration! A publishing party may be the first thing that comes to mind—but remember, parties are just one piece of the celebration pie. These tips for celebrating your students’ writing are fun and flexible, and can be used either in conjunction with a party or on their own, whatever works best in your classroom!