Our Photo Project

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What It's About

I have been trying to think of ways to engage our students, parents and whanau with our learning through our class blog. 
Recently I came across this blog http://yollisclassblog.blogspot.co.nz/ from a teacher in America. 
She has a page where her students, parents, family, and relatives can contribute photos. http://yollis365project.blogspot.co.nz/ I thought this was a very cool idea. It would provide a way for students and families to connect and share learning, and could also provide a great inspiration for writing in our class. Please get involved, take photos and encourage others to too! Have a look at Mrs Yollis' page to get some ideas. 
You could use a camera, iPad or phone. What would make an interesting photo?

How to Contribute

Send photos to

Checklist- Make sure you include the following 3 things in your email.

1. An interesting photo. 
The photo must belong to you. This means it has been taken by you, your teacher or your family. Try not to include too much personal information. 

2. Write who took the photo! 

3. Information about the photo
Tell us about the photo. Think about who, what, when where, why. Is there a story to go with the photo?

Who Can Contribute


Kids, parents, teachers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, friends.

 Room 8 kids- please get your parents or brothers and sisters to help you. 

Taking a Good Photo

1. Hold the camera still. 
2. Hold the camera straight. 
3. Take LOTS of photos.
4. Get up close!
5.Think- what is the main focus of my photo?
6. Keep your finger out of the picture. 


  1. Hi, I love this idea, hope you don't mind me using it with my class and blog too!

  2. I agree what a great way to whanau involved in the blog!


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