Today is the start of a new project of mine. Each day, at 8 o’clock in the evening, I am going to take a photograph, wherever I am, whether I am alone or with people. My camera is always with me as I keep it in my hand bag at all times. I hope to continue this project for as long as possible, creating a record of my days…
To kick things off, my first photo was taken in the garden of my parents home in Kelowna, BC. Being a teacher, I am lucky to have summers off and spend most of my holiday time here in the Okanagan. Follow this set of photos on my flickr page.
I would like to try a similar project with my grade one students next year. Everyday, I have a “special helper” who takes the attendance down to the office and prepares the calendar activity. My idea at the moment is to have the helper take one digital photograph of an activity we do on their day. At the end of the school year, our classroom would have a record, a digital story, of each and everyday in grade one! Each student would end up contributing 7-8 photographs to the collection and would gain valuable skills by using the digital camera.