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Re:[teacherartexchange] NEW K-8 photo teacher


From: leah from work (leah_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2006 - 11:33:17 PDT

You can also (very inexpensively) get existing photos (from Magazine pages)
and have the kids "re-crop" them to discuss layout, focal point and

Good luck!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sidnie Miller" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: NEW K-8 photo teacher

Super cool thing---get a giant refrigerator box, paint the inside black.
Poke a small( 1/8") hole on one side, put a kid inside it. Have him hold a
white tag board against the opposite side of the box from the hole, and
he/she should be able to see an upside-down image of whatever is outside.
You can even see little videos of kids jumping around outside. There will
be a correct focal point somewhere inside, so you should go in and find it
first and then tell the kids how far from the hole to hold the paper. I got
a music stand from band and put it in the right place, and then everyone
could easily see it. The outside images need to be in the direct sun. It's
so much fun. You have to watch out that the other kids don't tip over the
box for fun. You can make a little door in the side but you have to double
edge it so light can't get in anywhere but the hole.

>>> 9/5/2006 1:18 am >>>
anyone have any K-8 PHOTO ACTIVITIES?
Hello, I am new to the list and to this age group. I was hired to
teach PHOTOGRAPHY in an after-school program at a new charter school
in Los Angeles, to groups of 1st-3rd & 4-8th grade students.
There is no darkroom, there are no cameras, and not much money for
supplies. I have to develop 16 1-hour lesson plans for each group
(1st-3rd & 4-8th).
I think I can get a disposable camera for each student that they can
use during class time on school grounds; I also plan to buy some
Sunprint (water developing cyanotype paper) material for outdoor
rayographs. That will exhaust the budget, but I'm afraid not last
longer than a few classes.

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