Favorite Read Alouds and A Back In the Day Picture

I thought I would kill two birds with one stone today.

I saw a linky party I found hilarious
                                            Time Travel Tuesday with I Heart Recess

Good Lord, Yep - I posted it! lol

Grade:  1st Grade
Year: 1988-1989  
School: Aliquippa Elementary School
Teacher: Mrs. Damon
Favorites: New Kids On The Block, Full House, Mr. Bellvadere, Big Hair, Bows and Belts! 

Memories:  I remember round robin reading and hating it so much. I remember her flirting with the male first grade teacher in the doorway. I swear they didn't do much teaching. I remember loving all of the crafts and I remember lunch time. We had to put our heads down for five minutes as we all lined up for recess. I used to pretend my fingers were ice skater legs and I was performing. Obviously not getting why they had our heads down. I also remember that the sporks we used had numbers on the back and we would always pretend that was how old we were! 

Be sure to link up with I Heart Recess!!

My second link up is for favorite Read Aloud! 
                               I was over at the The Teacher's Chair 

I have so many favorite read alouds but my all time favorite is by Cynthia Rylant. The Old Woman Who Named Things
It is a beautiful book! 
It is a beautiful story about an Old Woman who is afraid she has out-lived everyone in her life, and has begun naming objects that she knows she can outlive. It is wonderful for sequencing and comprehension. Not only that, it is a wonderful story about how a dog comes into her life, and how she changes through the story, making it a great synthesizing story! 

I read it for our Tales by Twilight at school because it is heart - warming! 

My second book is by Peter Reynolds
He is the author of The Dot which I love, but this is a great one about being yourself and accepting that your imperfections are beautiful. 

It is called ISH
If you haven't read it, you won't be disappointed! It is a fantastic read aloud. 

Here is a sneak peak at what I am working on next :

What colors and labels would you like to see? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs. H.


  1. Thanks for linking up and joining in the fun! I love seeing every's old pics!

    I {Heart} Recess

  2. Cute pic! Don't you just love looking at old photos? The book "Ish" sounds like a good read aloud for the beginning of the year. I'll have to check it out . Thanks for sharing.

    1. I love looking at all old photos! so much fun! Ish is a great story - you will not be disappointed!

  3. Love the photo! Yes, you look like a classic NKOTB groupie! :) And I've not heard of the book Ish - so I look forward to checking it out. Thanks for the tip!
    Crafting Connections

    1. Oh I was a groupie!!! lol
      You will love ISH! I promis(h) hahah

  4. Isn't it funny the things that stand out? Makes you wonder what our students will say 20+ years from now!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans


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