Using Photography in
the Junior Classroom



Geeta Naran, Glenda Pretorius & Hamish Betts
           Sunnybrae Normal School
Images are a Powerful Stimulus.
                             Children took photos of Autumn
                              ...
...these were used as a motivation for writing poems.




     Adjectives could be explored...
            “lonely branche...
Autumn Poems
In Autumn I feel leaves slither under my feet.
In Autumn I hear leaves flying away like a bird.
In Autumn I se...
Using Trips to Consolidate
         Learning
           Our Zoo Trip




A slide show of the photos taken on the
    trip ...
Our signs unit
               was integrated
                into our zoo
                    trip...




... we took
 pho...
Using these ideas the children
made their own signs to use
     around our school.
Using Photo Books
Experiences can be made
  into electronic books.
  Children can help take
 photos, write or dictate
   the text. They enjo...
A Form of Communication.
When Anna left our class and went to Florida to live, she took photos of her class
and made a boo...
Anna has been emailing us photos too!!

                                   We are using these
                            ...
Creating a Vision Map of
of the Junior Playground
We identified areas for improvement in
           the playground.
We also took photos
                       of these areas and
                       discussed what we
                   ...
...the children
designed a vibrant
playground full of
       colour!
Students with learning
  difficulties respond well
 to visual stimuli, and lots
of positive reinforcement.
The students’ individual sticker charts have their photo’s
 displayed beside their names. This helps the illiterate
  stud...
We have a photo wall!
 Photo’s are taken of
  events / activities /
    achievements.
Our photo wall
     keeps parents
    up to date with
    “the goings on”
       in Room 4
 ... and the students
delight i...
A couple of
                examples of
                  events /
               experiences ...



   Last
             ...
Some
 examples
 showing
 students         Future
                architects /
achieving ...    builders!

        Caught i...
This student was able to
                     understand the concept
 Relevant photo’s    of “I” and was finally able
    w...
Photo’s are also
used as a record of
  work done, and
 subsequently as a    This photo is a record of a practical lesson, ...
Photo’s are also used to communicate/reinforce
                    good social skills.




Room 4 and Room 13 students (Bu...
We’ve also used photo’s
   in our art work.
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  1. 1. Using Photography in the Junior Classroom Geeta Naran, Glenda Pretorius & Hamish Betts Sunnybrae Normal School
  2. 2. Images are a Powerful Stimulus. Children took photos of Autumn scenes.... Children could teach their peers how to use cameras
  3. 3. ...these were used as a motivation for writing poems. Adjectives could be explored... “lonely branches” “crunchy, brittle, transparent leaves.” and Similies “leaves crunching like my morning cereal” “....multi coloured leaves like a rainbow” “....like walking on a carpet of leaves”
  4. 4. Autumn Poems In Autumn I feel leaves slither under my feet. In Autumn I hear leaves flying away like a bird. In Autumn I see my toes crunching leaves. By Elly In Autumn I see leaves changing colour like green, yellow, red, orange and brown. I hear leaves crunching like my morning cereal. I feel leaves munching under my feet. By Kate
  5. 5. Using Trips to Consolidate Learning Our Zoo Trip A slide show of the photos taken on the trip was shown just before 3pm. Children enjoyed sharing the zoo trip and some of the photos they took with their parents.
  6. 6. Our signs unit was integrated into our zoo trip... ... we took photos of signs... ...and made them into a slide show. We used this as a motivation for a class discussion.
  7. 7. Using these ideas the children made their own signs to use around our school.
  8. 8. Using Photo Books
  9. 9. Experiences can be made into electronic books. Children can help take photos, write or dictate the text. They enjoy reading and sharing these books on the computer.
  10. 10. A Form of Communication. When Anna left our class and went to Florida to live, she took photos of her class and made a book to share with her new class in Florida. The children have been taking photos and we have been emailing these to Anna. Photos of Room 2 by Anna
  11. 11. Anna has been emailing us photos too!! We are using these photos in discussions and learning to make comparisons between the two schools
  12. 12. Creating a Vision Map of of the Junior Playground
  13. 13. We identified areas for improvement in the playground.
  14. 14. We also took photos of these areas and discussed what we wanted to change. The children put on their green ‘Thinking Hats’ and thought of some new ideas. They drew these over the photos...
  15. 15. ...the children designed a vibrant playground full of colour!
  16. 16. Students with learning difficulties respond well to visual stimuli, and lots of positive reinforcement.
  17. 17. The students’ individual sticker charts have their photo’s displayed beside their names. This helps the illiterate students to identify which chart belongs to whom.
  18. 18. We have a photo wall! Photo’s are taken of events / activities / achievements.
  19. 19. Our photo wall keeps parents up to date with “the goings on” in Room 4 ... and the students delight in having their photo’s displayed!
  20. 20. A couple of examples of events / experiences ... Last Peseti, who year’s belongs to the ORRS SNS Garden Club teacher brought some popped in vegetables to show for a visit. us.
  21. 21. Some examples showing students Future architects / achieving ... builders! Caught in action ... movement to music
  22. 22. This student was able to understand the concept Relevant photo’s of “I” and was finally able with a word/ to read the word “I” after 20 such pages. He is sentence now in Year 3, and this is underneath have the first time he has proven to be an been able to read a word excellent resource unassisted. for those students who battle to relate to texts, and/or have a limited reading vocabulary.
  23. 23. Photo’s are also used as a record of work done, and subsequently as a This photo is a record of a practical lesson, showing how objects can be sorted and placed in patterns. reference. This student was tested on the skill of sorting and pattern making. A photo was taken, showing his achievement. This photo was displayed in his Skills Book. Both his Portfolio and Skills Book were shared Another record of a with his parents during practical lesson showing Parent/Teacher conferences. same / different
  24. 24. Photo’s are also used to communicate/reinforce good social skills. Room 4 and Room 13 students (Buddy Class) working cooperatively on a colour, cut and stick activity. A group of Room 4 students working cooperatively on a painting activity.
  25. 25. We’ve also used photo’s in our art work.
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