When I grow up...

I have to confess I wasn't going to make a slideshow this year...I usually make one but I have been so busy getting everything else ready and I didn't feel my picture taking this year was as good as years past.  But then I was talking with a parent this morning and she talked me into it.  So, I was putting all my pictures into an iPhoto album which is SUPER easy to turn into a slideshow....and I realized I needed an ending.  While I was blog stalking a few months ago I found THIS super cute Mother's Day idea from Sandy at Soaring Through Second Grade and it hit me!  I could re-do this but change it to what they want to be when they grow up!  Here is my set-up!

And here's what it really looks like without the magical special effects of the Camera + app!

The font is Howser by Kevin and Amanda. I also downloaded the Big Words app for on my iPad for 99 cents and we were ready to go! Here are a few of the final products!  If you're wondering why these two appear on the blog quite a bit it's because they are teacher kids and I have permission to use their photos exclusively on the blog : )

We had quite a few future teachers!! After I took them, I just dropped the picture into the iPhoto album with all our other pictures and the slideshow is complete! It was a very easy and great way to end our slideshow!!  


  1. Love this. I really like how the pictures are black and white.


  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this idea! What a fabulous idea to use your iPad! Thanks for such a fun idea!

    Lucky to Be in First

  3. Just great!!!! Really sweet and such a great idea!

  4. I love this idea too-thanks for sharing. You mentioned a Big Word App. on the ipad. Do you print off of your ipad? If so, how do you do that? I love that font. :)

  5. I love this!! Pinned so I can remember it for next year!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. This is so cute! I purchased the big words app but can't figure out how to make it do landscape? Thanks for helping!!

  7. Hi Susan, I just turned the iPad and it was in landscape mode. Try turning it to landscape before opening the app and see if that helps!

  8. I love this! I saw a great slide show at my son's awards ceremony and I thought I can do that- So, next year I am going to try it. Thanks for the tips!

    Mandy :0)

    Mandelina's Madness

  9. DO you think 6th gr is too old for this?

  10. I love the idea - purchased the big word app - but how do you get the words from the iPad to print?