In planning for our grade 8 graduation celebration, among the thousand of ideas we had to give our students a token to take along with them aside from the frames, we decided to wrap chocolate bars with a special note. Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate? There are many chocolate bars to choose from; however, this particular form works best with aero chocolate bars! You can take and use this idea with any chocolate bar or candy box, but of course, you will have to crop and edit to make it work for you! We were going with a theme, using specific colors. Feel free to use this idea and edit it to best suit your graduating class – changing colors, wording, and choice of chocolate bar or candy box….you can make it fit for every and any class each and every year! Have fun!
Having the opportunity to work within a grade 8 class, I also shared the opportunity and experience in organizing the graduation ceremony and celebration. Along with my fellow colleague, Loriana, we put together some great ideas. Some of these ideas included picture frames, each with its unique quote for each one of our graduating students. The students absolutely loved them! One of the students had a great idea and approached one of us to sign their frame and from there, one teacher and student after another were signing off frames. Below are some of the quotes we thought would work well in wishing our students the best of luck as they completed one chapter in life and moved forward on a new one!
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
– Dr. Seuss
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in yourshoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction youchoose.
You’re on yourown.
And you know what youknow.
And YOUare the one who’ll decide where to go.
There’s more about life
That you’ll learn as you go,
Because figuring things out on your own
Helps you grow.
Just trust in yourself, and you’ll climb every hill.
Say, “I think I can!” And you know what?
I knew you could! And you knew it, too –
That you’d come out on top
After all you’ve been through.
And from here, you’ll go farther
And see brand-new sights.
You’ll face brand-new hills that rise to new heights.
So much to see!
So much to try!
What should you do?
It’s up to you!
Just follow your dreams and you’ll soar.
You’ll see sights that take your breath away!
You’ll find the spot where you most want to land.
Oh, what a place it will be!
The thrill of discovery will be yours.
-Kathleen W. Zoehfeld