In honor of the first week of school, I thought I'd share some school related photos of myself as a student and as a teacher. Be sure to enjoy the changing hairstyles!
My sixth grade school picture, 1979. It was the first time I got to wear hoop earrings; my ears had only been pierced for a few months. Remember the mandarin collared shirts? I keep this photo in my classroom for students to see, since I teach sixth grade now. 1981, Connecticut State Math Fair. My dad and I made this huge hinged plywood display board and stapled fabric to it. If you're interested, you can go down his basement and see the real thing, since it's still there! Please notice my chenille top and bangle wrist watch.First day of school & first day as a teacher, 1989! I'm on the left w/ Deb, Gayle, and Martha. Kari took the picture. We attended the same college but didn't know each other very well. We all moved to Houston from MA because there were many more opportunities for teachers there than in New England. It was a great adventure and we became a little family. Only Gayle is still in the Houston area. Behind us is my schoolhouse clock that I cross stitched.My first year teaching, 1989, my family came to visit for Thanksgiving and spent the day with me in my classroom. My mom took this shot of me explaining something, but it seems Nils, the student to the left, stole the show. Can you believe I still remember his name!? Do you like my fashionable door-knocker earrings?
So what's going on for your first week of school? Are you teaching? Have you sent your first baby off into the world? Are you enjoying a spa day just for yourself? Even if you don't have children or work in education, how does the first week of school effect your daily life? Different traffic and grocery store patterns?