Well, I have to admit I was pretty intentional - all year long taking pictures. Last year a parent was really critical of my slideshow (she counted, COUNTED), noticing that her child was in less photos than the other kids in the class. I saw her keeping a tally - I was upset. Then, I got over it & thought "Do better next year!" So.I.Did! I made sure to take BOY photos, MOY photos, to photograph every table, & get more of ALL content areas in there (I had lots of "theme" things, but not much math).
I also learned an invaluable lesson last year - MAKE EVERYONE A DVD! Ha! Parents were like "How can I get a copy?" "Can you e-mail it?"
- I thought Ugh, do you know the size of a video file?
So.I.Did. I made every child a copy of the DVD, bought brown CD sleeves, & used my sticker maker/raffia/labels to give it that personal touch:
Here's to hoping lessons learned this year: no tally keeper, no complaints about not getting a copy, & EOY gift is a success!
By the way, watched my DVD like 100 million times - I love it so! I tear up EVERY time at this particular song - heard it at closing ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Games:
Happy Slideshow making Teacher Peeps,
Miss Kristan King