On Friday the kid's portraits arrived. My kids photo's all looked beautiful! You would never have been able to tell that I was in the background making stupid faces, clapping my hands, holding up bags of gummy bears as bribes to make them smile, or that in a few photo's I was actually ducked behind kids holding them. The photographers were excellent and took multiple photo's of each child until I thought they had captured the "essence" of each child's personality. When it was my turn I just took one photo and said, "that is fine". Then we moved onto the class photo which was not easy to capture. It was hard enough getting 1 kiddo at a time to stand still and smile and now they wanted all 10 kid's to sit and smile at the same time. I just told the photographer, "just keep clicking...don't count or wait, just click away and you'll get one." It's not a great class photo, but it sure does illustrate the ciaos that is my class.
So when the photo's arrived I looked through them all and was surprised to find an envelope with pictures of me. Apparently, one of the "perks" of being a teacher is that you get a FREE photo package of yourself. I am thankful for this perk, but what am I going to do with 36 of these...
Yes, my package included 36 wallet sized photo's, 2- 5x7's, and 4- 3x5's. You know what it didn't include? A class photo! One of my assistants was nice enough to give me her copy. Then, when I was looking at the class photo last night I realized that my assistant Sofia is listed on the bottom of the photo as 'Soffa'! Which is HILARIOUS because one of our kid's can't pronounce her name and always calls her Sofa and she's always trying to correct them!
So, in the spirit of my school photo theme today I though I would share an old school portrait of mine with you. After looking through all of my photo's, this is the only school portrait that I have. Enjoy!