After a long summer of rest and rejuvenation, I’ve been so busy being back in the classroom that I haven’t been able to blog. There has been so much going on already in year 2 in Singapore that I want to share with you! This year, I tried a new beginning of the school year project. My mentor teacher from last year, Linda, does this great silhouette activity with her students. I knew that this year, I wanted to try it with my kids!
In order to have the students create their silhouettes, I used the steps I found on this blog post: how to make silhouettes of your kids .
I took a photo of their side profile against a solid background. Then, I printed out their photo in black and white. I took their photo and enlarged it on the copy machine to a bigger sheet of white paper. Once I got the settings on the copy machine right, I copied all the printed out silhouettes with the same settings.
Then, I had the students cut out their profiles and glue it onto thicker black construction paper. They cut out their profiles again.
Now on the black side of the paper, I had them glue on photos and words from magazines that described them. I also had some print outs of photos I took of them and their families from our open house. I had them put those photos on. After their silhouette collage was done, I hung them up in the back of my classroom!
What are some of your favorite back to school activities?