“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“I like hotels. These were taken at different times and different places.”
JD — 3rd Grade
“This photo is the best shot I have. We have made a lot of changes since long ago.”
Josh — 3rd Grade