Saturday, January 22, 2011

In the days of Judy Instructo

This is an example of some of the teaching materials I found in my new classroom. This tagboard matching game was in a tattered, taped box from the Judy Instructo company, copyright 1966.

I'm trying to keep some of these, the ones in good shape with all their pieces intact, because a little bit of times past seems like a valuable thing. Besides, that car! That sink! Number 3, here! They crack me up.

But at the same time, I can't keep too much. There are so many other materials to have on hand. And people of color, or artifacts outside of main stream 60s Americana, are not represented in these materials.

It's a balancing act.

1 comment:

  1. I helped a friend clean out her classroom that she took over from a teacher who had been there for 22 years. It is amazing the things we keep. Makes me want to go clean a closet.