September 11, 2019
On the first few days of school I take pictures of each student standing in front of a giant tape in the shape of a ruler. I get double sets of pictures and mount one set on construction paper that measures 1/2 inch larger than their pictures. I post the first set next to the students' work that is displayed on the bulletin board throughout the year. That way parents and kids can put faces and names together quickly as they look over the display. The second set of pictures is saved for open house. I take another set of pictures just before open house. I pass out both sets of pictures, and the kids can easily see how much they have grown over the year. They make a folder that includes both their Sept. and May pictures and then write about the physical as well as the academic growth they have made over the year. It is a quick, easy, and fun open house project as well as a keepsake for parents.