With our Open House fast approaching, my mind has been going a million miles a minute thinking of all of the projects and fun stuff we need to
I want to do a photography art gallery for Open House.
I sent home a letter to all of the parents asking them to donate one picture frame for their child to use for the project. It can be any shape, size, or color. So far, I've had a hodge podge of frames come in (and I love the hodge podgy-ness of it all :)
We've been using our iPod Touches to take pictures around our school. Of objects. Not people. We talked about the subject of pictures, quality of pictures, framing, and all that photography-like stuff (that I actually have no idea about). BrainPop has a great video on photography too! (It can help you sound like an expert like I did...)
We took our pictures (NOT during LA, writing, or math, of course), and used this amazing app called Snapseed to change and manipulate the photos to create "A moment in time." Sweet, right.
(This is normally a $4.99 app but we got it for free as one of those Starbucks "App of the Week" cards!!!- look out for these! There's some really good apps you can get for free and there's a new one every week)
Here are two of my favorite photos!!! (100% taken and created by second graders!)
"Swinging on the Swings"
All of the kids are going to choose their best photo, and I'll print them out for them. Then we'll put the pictures in our frames and display them at our photo gallery at Open House.
I can't wait to see
if how this all comes together.
You wouldn't even necessarily need iPods to this... this project could be done with a few digital cameras (I've had parents donate old ones), or even disposable cameras. Anything that the kiddos can get their
dirty hands on. :-)
And I'm hoping, this will help not squash their creativity. :)
Do you have any good ideas or things you do for Open House!?!? I'd LOVE to hear them!!!!!