Ms. DeAnne Watson’s 3rd Grade Class 2003-2004

Cedar Key, Florida


Ms. DeAnne Watson’s 3rd Grade Class

“The Then and Now Project has been a very rewarding project for both my class and me. I teach third grade at Cedar Key School (CKS), which is located on a small island in the Gulf of Mexico. Cedar Key's only school, it has one teacher for each grade, with a total of 265 students.

I also attended this school, and some of my present colleagues were once my teachers. I love teaching at CKS, but this year was particularly special to me because my daughter Jade was in my class.

While trying to decide which photo to use for the Then and Now project, I found a CKS class photo from when I was in the third grade. For the Now photo, we chose to recreate that class photo. My daughter Jade stands where I stood in my third grade picture. Another student, Ryan, sits where his dad was, and Samantha is in the same place as was her aunt.

My students loved recreating this photo. They found it very interesting that we were able to take the picture on the same set of steps. I also enjoyed recreating the photo because I felt like the students could make many connections to history. What a great project!”

Ms. DeAnne Watson — 3rd Grade Teacher

Then

Ms. DeAnne Watson Then

Now

Ms. DeAnne Watson Now

Sponge Divers

“My dad did sponging in Cedar Key, and I thought it might be interesting for you to hear.

One mask is big and heavy and the other one is just goggles and an air tank thingy.”

Alicia — 3rd Grade

Then

Sponge Divers Then

Sponge diver wearing suit and surrounded by assistants 19--

Now

Now

1988


Intersection of 2nd and D streets

“They are both in the same place. I would like to live with old time cars. One has old timey cars and one does not.”

Camryn — 3rd Grade

Then

Intersection of 2nd and D streets Then

Intersection of Second and D streets, 190-

Now

Intersection of 2nd and D streets Now

January 31, 2004


House

“It is one of my favorite houses around town. It is the same house. The older house is larger than the current house because a storm blew the top portion off.”

Chloe — 3rd Grade

Then

House Then

Residence: Cedar Key, Florida 189-

Now

House Now

2004


The Cedar Key Fish House and Fishbonz

“My mom works there and I like the owner of Fishbonz. His name is Paul. He spoils my sister. They are the same and they are both markets. On sells seafood. One sells produce.”

Haley— 3rd Grade

Then

The Cedar Key Fish House and Fishbonz Then

Waterfront: Cedar Key, Florida January, 1959

Now

The Cedar Key Fish House and Fishbonz Now

Fishbonz 2004


Three Girls in Front of Marsh Grass

“The "then" photo is a picture of Fileeta, Derene and Ivy. My grandmother found this old photo in my great-grandfather's pictures.

I thought that it would be neat for my sister and cousin to pose for the same photo.”

Jade — 3rd Grade

Then

Three Girls in Front of Marsh Grass Then

Fileeta, Derene and Ivy

Now

Three Girls in Front of Marsh Grass Now

Shea, Jade, and Jordan 2004


Second Street

“I chose this picture because it was different. It is different because one vehicle is a car and one vehicle is a golf cart.”

Jade — 3rd Grade

Then

Second Street Then

Street scene: Cedar Key, Florida January, 1959

Now

Second Street Now

2004


Island Hotel

“I like hotels. These were taken at different times and different places.”

JD — 3rd Grade

Then

Island Hotel Then

Island Hotel: Cedar Key, Florida January, 1959

Now

Island Hotel Now

2004


Dock Street

“This photo is the best shot I have. We have made a lot of changes since long ago.”

Josh — 3rd Grade

Then

Dock Street Then

View of the docks: Cedar Key, Florida January, 1959

Now

Dock Street Now

2004