The personal yearbook project that I am doing with my son’s pre-K class is going well. The number of students has fluctuated a few times and I am trying to keep up.
In September, I took photos of the kids in their dinosaur exploration center. Colin was digging for dinosaur bones in the sand complete with protective goggles. Some of the personal yearbook photos I take are posed but I do love a great candid shot.
I asked each student what they were doing in the photo and what their favorite dinosaur is for the journaling. Then I asked them to draw a dinosaur or something dinosaur related for the second page and wrote down what they told me it was.
In October, firemen and fire trucks visited my son’s school a fire safety talk. I took a picture of each student sitting in the fire truck. For the journaling, I asked the students what happened the day the fire trucks came and what they would do if they catch on fire.
Most of the students drew a picture of them in the fire truck or with their fire hat on. One of my goals is to get the students to add more details to their drawings. In Colin’s drawing, I asked him if the fire truck was outside or inside and that prompted him to draw the sun. Then I asked him if the fire truck was driving on the road or the grass so he drew the black road.
My son’s class added two new students this week. I am going to alter the front page of the personal yearbook for the new students to say November and May instead of September and May. Next week I am taking pictures of the kids making pumpkin pies for their November pages.