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Once Upon A Time Before We Were Teachers



Childhood books and childhood pictures....what a fun wat to celebrate Read Across America!  My para-professional got this idea from our librarian and put this together (she is the BEST para-professional!).  This one board has been the area all the students and teachers alike have been gathered lately to see if who can guess which teacher is in each picture.  Some people have not changed much, some you can tell because they look like their children that we see everyday, and some have changed so much no one can tell who they are!  Names will be revealed to all at a later date.  We are even thinking that  on our Spring Fun Night, the parents can come in and guess who the teachers are for a contest. 


This little picture is me!  I adored Nancy Drew books and read every one that I could get my hands on.  Actually, I read almost anything I could get ahold of.  I LOVED reading and still do! 

Our staff and students alike have had the most fun with this bulletin board.  At any given time, you can find students staring up at the board trying to figure out which picture is their teacher or teachers standing around laughing at how silly we looked so long ago!  Hope you enjoy this half as much as we have!!




26 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I am going to suggest for our school, thanks for sharing!
    Mrs. Castro's Class 2nd Grade...Spanglish Style

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  2. That's a wonderful idea. Sharing our own reading lives with kids is such a powerful tool and fun too.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. "Whaatttt? You used to be a kid? You weren't ALWAYS a teacher?" This is SO GREAT. How precious! Love this idea. :)

    Lyndsey
    A Year of Many Firsts

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    Congrats!
    Jen @ http://thegototeacher.blogspot.com/

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  5. That is such a GREAT idea! I love it!

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  6. Thanks Laura! Your students (and teachers too) will have a lot of fun with it!

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  7. Tammy, my kids, especially the older ones, love to know what I am reading. I have a poster up on my door that tells what book I am currently on. If I forget and leave it up too long, they ask if I am still on it or have started a new one.

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  8. Isn't it funny, Lyndsey, how the kids can't see us as ever having been little??

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  9. That's a brilliant idea to put a poster on your door. (Pretty please put this on your list of things to post about. I'd love to see it.)

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  10. Thank you, Jen, so much! How nice of you to do that!! I will come and check it out!

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  11. Thanks Melissa! I will pass along all of these great comments to my friend (para-professional)!

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  12. I love this idea! My school did a similar thing last year and I was the teacher that looked exactly the same! A compliment (I guess) :)

    www.lightafire3.blogspot.com

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  13. I love, love, LOVE this! It's so important for the kids to see that you were once their size and loved to read too! I don't know who would be able to coordinate this at our school, but it doesn't mean I won't suggest it! :)

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  14. This is such a wonderful idea! It works so well with March is Reading Month. Thank you for sharing!
    Jessica

    Apples and Papers

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  15. This is such a great idea!! We need to try this at our school:) The kids would love it!!

    www.123teachwithme.com

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  16. That is great, Julie, and definitely a compliment! :)
    Good luck, Angela, with getting someone to coordinate it! If we all only had more time! :)
    Jessica, Mandy, and Tammy SF- thank you! It has been so much fun seeing how everyone has changed and what they liked to read!

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  17. Lori! I just gave you a sweet little award for all that you do, stop by my blog to grab it!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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  18. Love this! My children acted so funny when they saw a picture of me as a little girl during the first week of school. "YOU were in kindergarten?!?" Haha!

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  19. Just found your blog - this is a great idea. My students would definitely get a kick out of this!


    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  20. Thank you Kaleigh! That is so kind of you to do!!

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  21. Thanks Katie and Sara! The kids do think it is terribly funny to see us as kids!

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  22. I love this bulletin board idea. I think I'm going to have to suggest this to my school. Of course if I suggest I'll probably have to do it which would be fine. This could be fun.

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  23. Ms. Kerri's Kindergarten, we have all enjoyed this bulletin board so much!

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