Each day, I would select a child to be the photographer for that day. The photographer was given the camera in the morning and were allowed to go anywhere to take pictures. There would be times where they didn't want to be tethered to the classroom. My paraprofessional, Helen, would accompany them throughout the building as they took pictures of things that caught their eye.
At lunch time, I would take the camera back. When the other children were resting, I would sit with the photographer and discuss with them about the pictures they took. We would select 6 pictures and print them out on our photo printer. Those pictures would have a caption about why they took the picture. This was an excellent way for my ELL students to speak in sentences, use new vocabulary, and express themselves through the art of photography.
This year, I started to implement the photographer of the day project once again. Due to limited photo printer cartridges to print the photos, I've been posting their photos onto a power point presentation and projecting it onto the television screen at the entrance of our building. The students are always excited to see their shots on the big screen.
Below are the pictures and captions of our photographers. I hope you enjoy!