Photos Set 7
This photo was chosen not only because I love the children’s expressions, but
because I was able to edit the photo and make it black and white. When I
purchased my camera, I did not realize that it did not include this option. I now
know how to edit the photo using Picasa. This photo was also cropped and text
was added. It was taken during a field trip to the Central Florida Zoo.
The photo can be used during a lesson on editing photos. A fun project for the
children would be to make a class memory book. Another lesson could be to
have the students in the photo reflect on their trip to the zoo or to write a thank
you letter to the people at the zoo. They could answer questions such as, what
were you thinking when the photo was taken? What was the lesson about?
The burst option was used to get this series of photos. This was the first time I
tried using the option and it just so happened that my nephew’s airplane landed
on the roof. My dad had to go get it and so it was the perfect opportunity to snap
some shots of an unusual occurrence.
These photos could be used as an example to teach sequence. Students can
practice re-telling what happens in a story or they can create a comic strip,
sequencing chart, or story map. Since we instruct students to recognize key
words in a sequencing test problem, they could practice using those key words in
writing (first, last, next, finally, etc.).
This is my favorite photo of all and I was very fortunate to have taken a trip to the
Everglades this semester. The weather was cold and dry, making it a great day
for pictures. I believe these birds are cormorants. I love the way they are
intertwined and all looking in the same direction.
The photo can be used when giving a lesson on family, perhaps in the beginning
of the school year when we are getting to know each other. There are many
geography lessons that can be taught such as, locating the Everglades on a map
and teaching students that the Everglades is a river. Of course the photo can be
a tool when teaching about animals and habitat. Students can use the internet to
research this type of bird and create a report and/or poster.
Another great photo taking excursion was to St. Pete Beach, where I came
across this jellyfish. Prior to this class I would have never taken a photo of a
jellyfish, but it occurred to me to try. The weather was bright and sunny as you
can tell by the sparkling water. A foamy wave washed in just as I snapped the
photo. It wasn’t until I downloaded the photo that I realized it was good.
Similar to photo #3, this could be used in science when studying animals and
habitats. It could also be a starter for a writing assignment in which students
write about a time when they were hurt or scared by an animal.
This is just a “fun” photo in which my students were acting excited. The timing
seems perfect. This was part of a lesson I created on making an emotions book.
The students really were excited to take part in the lesson as you can tell!
This also can be used an example when teaching students about drama. Before
assigning parts in a play, they can look at photos where students are acting sad,
angry, determined, etc. This gives them an opportunity to get ideas on how to