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Debbie Rowe

I loved show-n-tell! Why can't we still do that? :) Great correlation with storytelling!


My mom collected miniature guns, so this recollection felt very fresh and simultaneously nostalgic to me. I could see you tearing through the house (wow, you really, really loved Show and Tell), feel the exertion of holding up the trunk lid.

Do you remember what/how you told, back then at school, when you took the tiny gun in?

-- Julie Peterson

Marian Giannatti

I love everything about this post! It brought back so many memories - especially about searching through the house for that "perfect treasure" for show and tell. It really was all about storytelling. I hope teachers still do this today - it really encourages kids to share in the oral tradition.

Lori Gonzalez

Your excitement shines through, to this very day! It was often the best part of day, as you said, just like lunch and recess.

Kathy Nakagawa

Your description of your reaction when you found the pin is perfect--I can practically see you as a child and hear your scream when you found the pin for show and tell. I never thought about all the elements of show and tell from the child's viewpoint and also the storytelling skills that are being nurtured!

Paul Bosch

I also loved show and tell and enjoyed your post! The ones I liked best were with live pets from home - box turtles, gerbils, white mice, praying mantises, spiders - anything that would get the class craning to see better and perhaps get a scream or two from the more squeamish (girls always in those days)!

Pamela Bosch

I love your connection between Show and Tell and our initiation into story telling - so insightful!

Sally Borg

and you didn't get in trouble for bringing a gun to school!!

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