School picture day: opinions?

Japan
August 30, 2017 7:43pm CST
What do you think of school picture day? Ours (two days actually) are Monday and Tuesday next week. I have been having my picture taken at school every year since first grade through 37th year of teaching (except for college and grad school.) I have always hated picture day, and about half the time I forget and don't dress nicely for it. Sometimes I wonder why the schools think it's a good idea to take pictures because a lot of students don't like them. It is helpful for memories, such as yearbooks, and identifying students for teachers who haven't learned all the names quite yet. Our school also does an ID card for each student because they can use them when they buy train passes, for our library and lunch room and so forth. Did you love or hate picture days? What about the school pictures of your kids? What do you think of having a school picture day?
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• United States
31 Aug
Well I always hated picture day but I had never liked the way I look when I was a child lol One time my younger middle sister shaved her eyebrow the night before (she was about 7 yrs old) omg and the photo was so funny of her. I would love to see every one of your pictures for 37 yrs Denise..I bet you look so beautiful in them.
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• Japan
31 Aug
Haha, I always looked really terrible, because either my hair was static or I wore something that matched the background (white on white so it looked like a head by itself!)
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• United States
31 Aug
@Courtlynn (64285)
• United States
31 Aug
I loved them in elementary school. But hated them once i got into middle school
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• Japan
31 Aug
I never liked them but now I have learned to put up with them as an adult!
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@Courtlynn (64285)
• United States
31 Aug
@petatonicsca As an adult, we have to put up with alot. Though, as a kid, we did too because we had no choice in many things. Lol.
@mandala100 (39203)
• Hong Kong
31 Aug
@petatonicsca I always love school picture taking my friend during my student days. It will always serves as a good memento and as part of "historical record" in a manner of saying.
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• Japan
31 Aug
Glad you enjoyed it!
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@mandala100 (39203)
• Hong Kong
1 Sep
@petatonicsca That's right my friend.
@hereandthere (29637)
• Philippines
31 Aug
back in elementary school, we had a class picture every year with the teacher and principal. i don't remember any in high school, just a yearbook picture.
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• Japan
31 Aug
I don't know why my elementary never did that. We just had individual pictures. I have pictures of my mom and dad in their elementary schools with teachers. (My dad's school was only two rooms!)
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@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug
Here the students have to wear school uniforms for picture day. Actually in high school they have to wear school uniforms all the time. Sometimes if the teachers are nice, they will take photos for them for any special moments and share with the parents and therefore we know what's going on in school.
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• Japan
31 Aug
Japanese schools middle and high school levels have uniforms. Only private schools have them for elementary. Our school is independent and we don't have uniforms, but we do have choir and band outfits, sports uniforms and such.
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@rebelann (39592)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Aug
I haven't had mine taken since 1969, back then I didn't care one way or another, I knew I wouldn't look all that great anyway.
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@LadyDuck (151795)
• Switzerland
31 Aug
We were not obliged to have our photo taken at school, only those who liked. I never had my photo taken.
• Japan
31 Aug
Lucky you.
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@LadyDuck (151795)
• Switzerland
31 Aug
@petatonicsca I still hate to have photos of me taken.
@cintol (5209)
• United States
31 Aug
I hated school picture day but I am glad they had them as the memories are priceless now.
• Japan
31 Aug
I have had people friend me on Facebook from elementary school and I couldn't remember what they looked like, but I looked in the yearbook and found them.
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@cintol (5209)
• United States
31 Aug
Yes, thats helpful as I have done that with High School Year books
@Shavkat (59704)
• Philippines
31 Aug
I do love taking photos. It is how we captured the moment.
• Japan
31 Aug
I would have hidden when you got out the camera.
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@Shavkat (59704)
• Philippines
1 Sep
@andriaperry (48472)
• United States
31 Aug
I always hated picture day, now I dont mine my picture being taken as long as I pose.
• Japan
31 Aug
I'm still not excited about it. But maybe since I have talked about it, I will remember to wear something nice next Monday.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
31 Aug
I don't like picture days. I'm not satisfied with how I look in pictures. Sometimes they are not perfect
• Japan
31 Aug
Mine are never perfect. I get all embarrassed and my smile looks fake, probably because it is.
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@holdoors (1672)
• Malaysia
31 Aug
I think it is a good way to archive our memories.