Sunday, September 2, 2012

"When I Grow Up" {Giveaway}: 2012 Back to School Giveaway!

I am so excited to host the School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway, which is 10 days of daily giveaways starting September 1st and ending on September 10th!

Today is day three of the School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway.


Today's giveaway for the School Counselor Blog Back to School Contest is When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic.

In honor of Labor Day I wanted to give away a career related book. I decided to give away the same book I gave away last Labor Day, When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic. Yes, "Weird Al" wrote a children's book about career and it rocks! I couldn't resist giving this book away again... it really is that good!

I fell in love with When I Grow Up last summer by Kelly one of my Pennsylvania School Counseling Association (PSCA) colleagues introduced it to me. I have since used it in career lessons with 5th grade students.

When I Grow Up is a fun and engaging way to teach career development standards to students.  When I Grow Up is about 8 year old Billy who has many things he wants to be when he grows up.  There are some real and some zany jobs that Billy wants to be. The illustrations are great and give incredible detail to Billy's wild imagination.

The message that rings true throughout When I Grow Up is that career is a life-long journey and individuals may change careers. Billy's teacher tries to get Billy to pick one thing he wants to be. My favorite part of the book is at the end when Billy tells his teacher all the careers his grandfather has been and states that his grandfather is still not sure what he wants to be.

Below is book trailer video of Al Yankovic reading excerpts of When I Grow Up


When I Grow Up opens the door to so many conversations and lessons about career. When I Grow Up could be used for a lesson about how interests influence career choice and success, the changing workplace, lifelong learning, and much more.  I used When I Grow Up for a career lesson with 5th grade students.

When I Grow Up would be great for students K-5.


For this giveaway I am using Rafflecopter. The giveaway opens September 3, 2012 and will close at 11:59pm EST September 4, 2012.  

***IMPORTANT: In order for your entry to count you MUST leave a comment in the comment section below about how you would use this item in your work as a school counselor!***





School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway

September 1, 2012 - Day 1: A Year of School Counseling {Giveaway} - Carrie V. #19 Winner!
September 2, 2012 - Day 2: Confessions of a Former Bully {Giveaway} - Becky L. #142 Winner!
September 3, 2012 - Day 3: When I Grow Up {Giveaway} - Sabrina P. #116 Winner!
September 4, 2012 - Day 4: Tess's Tree {Giveaway}
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