Happy Memorial Day. Again, I am so thankful to all of the men and women who sacrifice their lives for my freedom.
We spent the day yesterday at a friends’ house and stayed there until the wee hours.
I didn’t get into bed until 10pm. I’m telling you, I am a party animal.
We are relaxing today . . . and by that, I mean the hubby has to work from home and I need to work on my First Grade Review pack before there are no more first graders in my class to review.
Before I go and actually get down to work (meaning I need to find some reality TV re-runs to watch and a snack), I thought I’d tell you more about my end of the year slideshow because I said I would.
Here is how I make an end of the year slideshow:
1. I have a Mac and I think iMovie is the easiest thing in the world and I have no clue how to use anything else. The End.
2. I take pictures of my kids all year long. I am like the Paparazzi and I will yell your name over and over and take fifty shots before I am happy, as well as place you in front of objects that make you look like you are being re-born and/or puts you in a compromising position. It’s just the way it is. Welcome To First Grade In My Classroom Now Smile And Put Your Arms Around Each Other And Tilt Your Head To The Left I Said Left.
3. I hang onto these millions of pictures all year. I hoard them on the camera or in iPhoto or on my iPhone. It just depends.
4. I decide a week before school is out that I should start my slideshow.
5. I hem and haw and stress and procrastinate and watch Reality TV and blog about all kinds of things and read blogs and create stuff for TpT and I don’t start my slideshow.
6. I finally buckle down and weed through all of my pictures so that my slideshow does not become two to three seasons with 12 episodes each. I try to whittle it down to about 25 minutes. I can’t get it under that for some reason. I just can’t. I CAN’T I SAID.
7. Then I add the music.
8. And I delete the music.
9. And I try different music.
10. And I cry whenever I add a sad song and I watch that part of my slideshow.
11. I repeat step 7 about nine or ten times. Or forty. It just depends.
12. I burn it.
And there you have it. How I Create My End Of The Year Slideshow.
I bet I could give a training on this. I bet people would pay money. I mean, isn’t my process just crystal clear?
I have a playlist in iTunes called Slideshow. I continue to add to it all the time. Here is my playlist in case you need some new song ideas: