This could be the most brilliant thing I've ever blogged about, and I can say that because it's not my idea to claim. Before reading on, I wouldn't feel right unless you first look here to see the original, but then please do come back. Thanks to Lori at Conversations in Literacy for sharing such a fantastic project. When Kim from our third grade crew saw that I pinned it, she got the ball rolling, we put some creativity to use, and voila.
Staff members brought in childhood pictures. We copied them in black and white.
They told us their favorite childhood book. That's me in kindergarten. I'm sorry to say I don't really remember my favorite book back then, but I do remember pink curlers.
To make it interactive, the staff member's name is under their picture.
It's been a favorite with the adults and the kids at our school. I think we might have stumbled across a new tradition.