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The End of the A B See

It is hard to say goodbye to a good idea that just didn’t fly. The A B See Photomeme was a great idea and it was a lot of fun – but we haven’t had enough entries since we gave up the prizes to make it worth keeping on our editorial calendar. OH how we are going to miss your pictures!

Here’s a little slideshow re-run of some photos from the past:

However, … don’t give up on your picture taking – or even your alphabetical picture taking memes. You can do something similar to the A B See over at I Heart Faces. They have the prizes and the sponsors – and most importantly the participation – to keep the phonic fun going.

Thanks so much for being part of the A B See Meme in the past – it was awesome.

 

Sprittibee (287 Posts)

Founder of the Homeschool Post | Homeschool enthusiast with two high school teens and two preschooling tots in the Austin, Texas area. Heather has been homeschooling over 11 years and blogging over 8 years. You can also find her - be it a little less formal - at her personal blog, Sprittibee.com


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Phonic Photos – The A B See Photomeme Continues!

We are delighted to see you continuing your alpha-themed photo fun with the A B See Photomeme. I always enjoy pulling up the Flickr group to see what has been added. Here’s a little slideshow that showcases the group. The first portion are the most recent. We wanted to showcase them here.

I think I’ll do another round after I figure out what to enter for Y and Z… and this time I’ll write on the pictures like one of our participants has done. How fun! Maybe I can turn it in to an A B C Book for the toddler and baby!

Do you want your photos showcased here? Join the fun! Copy the below button on your sidebar and commit to adding a photo every week, or even once a month… take as long or short as you want to go through the alphabet. Go forwards or backwards – or even skip around. We don’t mind.

Homeschool Post's A B See Photomeme

Want to see our best photos from 2011? Last month we posted a pretty collage. We aren’t offering a prize for the meme any longer because of the sparse entries, but we just might surprise you and offer one at the end of the year for our favorite photos. We love pretty collages and you guys are amazing photographers!

Ready, aim… Keep Shooting!

Jenn (58 Posts)


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Best of the A B See Photomeme – 2011 Edition

Before we say goodbye to the year, and possibly goodbye to a great meme, I wanted to do a little re-cap and share the best of 2011 with you. These photos (and the links below them) were submitted by our awesome readers this year…

bestof2011hsba

1. hdr crayons, 2. my paper heart, 3. F is for Fish, 4. T is for Trees, 5. T is for Trees, 6. C is for Clouds, 7. Yellow Line Fever, 8. G is for Guys, 9. E is for Easter Eggs, 10. C is for Color!, 11. M is for Moon, 12. B is for bubbles, 13. blue morning glory {“e” is for “early”}, 14. blue morning glory {“e” is for “early”}, 15. Antique Globe, 16. dreamland, 17. M is for majestic, 18. Q is for Q, 19. DisfordragonfliesSM, 20. Untitled

As great as they are and as fun as this project has been, it is a LOT of work. Not only are some of our authors participating in the photo-taking, but they are rounding up the photos and create collages, writing the posts on deadline, and collecting prizes for each month to give away. There just hasn’t been enough participation to warrant us spending money and effort on keeping up with the prize give-away.

But we know that some of you aren’t finished with your alphabet. I still have 2 letters to go myself. And I might want to start over and do something else to give it a twist. I might turn this in to a weekly illustration project this year instead of just photos. That would be fun.

So this year, we’ll still have a day that we set aside for your A B See Photomeme pictures… but we are going to rethink the prize giveaway part of this adventure. For now we will just highlight photos that we love each month and we’ll create a “Featured on the Post” button for you to snag if you are picked.

You can still join those of us who are continuing the tradition – those still stuck on their alphabet photo journey. You don’t have to be a photographer. Take a picture representing any letter of the alphabet, post it on the Flickr group or tag it on Pixosphere. Turn this into a homeschool assignment for your older kids or do it with them. If you have a blog, please use our graphic (in our sidebar). All ages are welcome.

So keep clicking those cameras and taking great pictures with your kids. Keep passing on the photographic passion!

Our flickr and Pixosphere “groups” are still open for all who want to continue with the fun (like I am). As we say goodbye to this version of the A B See, may we be able to keep enjoying the passion behind it and keep it going as a personal endeavor for 2012 – and let our PRIZE be our increasing photographic talent!

 

Sprittibee (287 Posts)

Founder of the Homeschool Post | Homeschool enthusiast with two high school teens and two preschooling tots in the Austin, Texas area. Heather has been homeschooling over 11 years and blogging over 8 years. You can also find her - be it a little less formal - at her personal blog, Sprittibee.com


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