Our 3rd grade writers were able to feel how their work affected others; by sharing compliments and celebrating each other’s work during our small moment narrative writing celebration. Most children were thrilled, as we all are, to feel that they had made something, an artifact that can stay in the world forever. Writing celebrations help our young students regard themselves as authors in a working, thriving community of other authors. In Ralph Peterson’s book. Life in a Crowded Place (1992), he explains that celebrations contribute to our sense of belonging by helping us learn to focus on others and their achievements rather than just our own. The 3rd grade writing created during our Small Moment narrative celebration is our announcement to the world: “Look! Here we are all authors.” Enjoy these pictures of our celebration, sharing our writing with our 2nd grade friends.