Monday, June 09, 2008

Photos, photos and more photos

Last night I sorted out 762 photographs that I have taken in my classroom all year. On the last day of school I give the children a gift and part of that is a photo album of all of the pictures of them that I have taken all year. I take pictures of the children on the first day we meet and then several times a week throughout the year. I try to include special events as well as every day events. I have pictures of them playing on the playground the first day of school, pajama day, the 100th day of school when they each put on a wig and glasses to look 100 years old, pictures of their egg drop inventions, eating green eggs and ham, a picture of each child with me on their birthday wearing their birthday crowns, Chinese New Year food tasting, decorating gingerbread cookies, erupting their get the idea. I want them to remember their kindergarten year always. I hope it becomes a treasure.

I took pictures during field day last week that I need to develop. I also want to get a picture for their Father's Day frames.

As I said earlier I take pictures of them on the first day of school. Every month they draw a picture of themselves next to a tree and we put them to together in a book to go home in June. The book ends with a picture of them on the last week of school.

I've got my camera ready to head to school this morning for the next go round of pictures.

take care,


Beverly said...

You are without a doubt the most amazing teacher I have ever known. These will become the most treasured pictures. I remember all of my teachers names with the exception on kindergarten. The only thing I remember about kindergarten is graduation.

Kudos to you for caring and giving so much.

Debi said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn! That is the most amazing, most thoughtful, most special gift I can imagine! No, I take that are the most amazing gift those children ever got! You most definitely are one of those incredible above-and-beyond kind of teachers! Thank you from the bottom of my heart...because what you do makes this world a better place!

Jeanne said...

Dawn, as a teacher, YOU ROCK! What a great memory for those children to save. Taking pictures of all those kids must be a hoot.

I hope you are feeling better. How do you keep going?

Thanks for visiting my post this morning. Come back for another look, I was still adding something I think you will enjoy.

Take Care, Jeanne

Beverly said...

Dawn, here is where I read about the photo challenge.