I am linking up with Cara at The First Grade Parade for Throwback Thursday! Thank you, Cara, for hosting this!
I was looking through my Beginning Year folder and trying to make a list of all the pictures I WANT to take to use in the classroom. Basically, the first few days feel like I run a photography studio. I love getting pictures of the children taken and sent home to the parents that first day- so they know their child had a great time, made friends, and was happy! :) When I first taught, I remember going to One Hour Photo after that first day- exhausted- and getting the pictures developed so I could send them home quickly. (Don't you feel like I should also say I had to walk uphill both ways to school or something? Like I am SO OLD- we had to go to One Hour Photo! Does anybody remember sending film away to Clark Photo and being so excited that they would be back in 5 days?! How about flashcubes? wow... OK- THERE is a Throwback for you!
OK- 'flash' forward ...(wow, Carolyn...) Of course I also take that "First Day" photo to save and compare at the end of the year. Then there are the others I just want to use in the class for other things- matching games, learning names...
This is one thing I like to make and keep up as a reminder all year. I take each child's picture holding the cards "I can" and we write class rules that we can follow. I like to get this done the first week.
This activity goes along really well with Eric Carle's book From Head to Toe. My sister's Kindergarten classroom made an adorable class book that she shared with me- and I want to try this year. I love how she made the pictures look Eric Carl-ish!