{giveaway} *Winner Announced* "When I Grow Up" School Counselor Blog Back to School Contest Day 5

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

Today is day five of the School Counselor Blog Back to School Contest.

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 was introduced to this book over the summer by Kelly one of my Pennsylvania School Counseling Association (PSCA) colleagues. Among the other great ideas Kelly shared with me this summer she told me about this great book by Al Yankovic. After hearing about it I immediately purchased it. (Yes, I was shocked too that "Weird Al" wrote a children's book!)

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 plan to use When I Grow Up for a career lesson with 5th grade students.  When I Grow Up would be great for students K-5.

The Giveaway:
One lucky winner (U.S. only) will be chosen at random to win a copy of When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic. The contest for this giveaway will be closed at midnight and a winner will be announced on this item's contest page on September 6th.

How to enter:
Add a relevant comment to this contest page about how you would use When I Grow Up in your work with students. The comment must appear on this item's contest page (this page). 

Want bonus entries?
Share on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or your Blog, about the contest or a specific item's contest page. Make sure to provide links back to the contest page or a specific item's contest page. For each place you visit and do this, come back to the item's contest page and leave a comment explaining where you shared information about the contest!

Good luck everyone!


Congratulations to Jennifer Adams!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest and shared great ideas of how you would use When I Grow Up in your work with students!

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Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog, a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources.  Contact Danielle via email, follow her on twitter, and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page.

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