I work all year along with my students and their parents at putting together a showcase portfolio. These portfolios include student work samples that the students, the parents and I have chosen to include. The portfolios are then used at our end of the year triangular conferences. The students conduct the conferences and present their portfolios to their parents. The students discuss their strengths and weaknesses, as they perceive them, as they move into the third grade. They share their most remembered highlights from the second grade and set summer goals. This is a very positive way to end the year. It is a wonderful celebration!