This is the first year I have ever organized a Talent Show. It has been one of the most draining things I have ever done but also the most rewarding! My heart swelled with pride when the student that goes to speech rocked the stage with a hula hoop routine and the special ed student did an awesome job dancing like a robot. I was amazed to see a 2nd grader that barely speaks get up in front of a large crowd and sing.
A few weeks into the planning process my oldest daughter announces she is being recognized for being FCA Student Athlete of the Year the same night as the Talent Show. My heart sunk! What do I do? The answer was simple…Family First.
I went into overdrive trying to make sure everything was well organized and planned perfectly so we would have a smooth sailing Talent Show. Ok so maybe I went overboard but this document was a life saver! I had it all filled out and clipped to clip boards for all the stage hands.
During the planning process I had little post it notes and to do lists everywhere! I decided to combine them and create a checklist.
I created these cute little programs for our guests. When I finished I had each child check to make sure I spelled their name correctly and had 2 people proof read it. Then I printed them on astro bright paper. They turned out really cute.
I was very proud of the way my certificates turned out. It took time and patience but I wanted each certificate to be individualized and special to each student. I created a generic one and printed on astro bright paper but couldn’t bear to give it out. It wasn’t very special and I knew it would end up in the trash. We laminated these bright colorful ones so I am hoping they think twice before throwing it away.
This has to be one of my favorite posters I created. I got the idea from Pinterest. I knew it was a big thing at weddings but I thought why not a school event? I absolutely love the fact that FaceBook has added the hashtag feature! We used #mnetakesthestage. It was awesome seeing all the videos and pictures the parents posted that evening.
The best part was we raised over $1,000 for our Relay for Life team!
What are you doing outside of your “job description” to give students a chance to shine?
If you are planning a Talent Show then I wish you the best of luck. It is hard work but it is well worth it. Don’t sweat the small stuff and stay focused on the purpose!
Have a Blessed Weekend!
The Go to Library Girl