It’s from 1976, and see the little kid’s lovely haircut? Can’t tell whether it’s a girl or a boy? Yeah, me either – unfortunately, I had that exact same haircut until about fifth grade. Trust me when I say it wasn’t pretty.
Inside, we see that it’s an election year:
I love how I confidently cast my vote for Ford. I have to say I’m impressed with Weekly Reader’s impartiality (although it’s also pretty bland) – Ford is from Michigan and has a wife and 4 kids, Carter is from Georgia and has a wife and 4 kids – they both hope people will vote for them … yawn.
How much do you wanna bet that the 2008 Weekly Readers were innocently proclaiming Obama’s “hope and change?” Okay, I know, I know – it’s Childhood Memories Friday, not political rant day.
My kids still bring home Weekly Readers (well, actually they get Time for Kids, but it’s similar). When I taught, we always collected $2.50 or so from each kid for their subscription. It must be included in the (massive and growing each year) book fees now, because I’ve never paid for it separately for my kids.
I remember we got a cardboard-type binder to keep all our Weekly Readers in at the end of the year.
Did you get Weekly Reader? Do you remember going through it with your classmates each Friday?