Creating the Travel Pal Scrapbook
- Grades: 1–2
- Unit Plan:
- Complete a scrapbook page about themselves
- Contribute ideas to an A-Z book of their school
- Work with a buddy to complete a photo collage about their city
Student scrapbook page template, pictures of the city you live in (this is where those pictures from the newspaper that you have been saving and visitor center brochures come in handy!), digital camera, art supplies (markers, glue, crayons etc)
I created an information page for caretakers to use once they received their Pal in the mail.
Student Scrapbook Page
- Each student will complete a scrapbook page about himself or herself by following the information on the template. Adding a photograph of each student in the place given for a photo, would look great. Even a black and white photo printed off the class computer looks good!
- Glue each student's scrapbook pages on the front and back of one piece of tag board, laminated for durability and punch holes in it to add to the scrapbook.
School A-Z Book
- Every student should contribute ideas to the A-Z of (Your School's Name) book. Write the ABC's on chart paper and brainstorm things that are special about your school and keep filling in the letters until it is complete.
- Every student should contribute ideas for the photos to correspond with each letter. Students can create shots and take photos of staff around the school. For example, a photo of our office staff was O and our fabulous art teacher Rebecca Nusinow was in a photo for "A: Art Class".
- Photo's can be printed at a local store, but if you are strapped for cash, photos printed in black and white on the school computer look just fine!
Each student works with a buddy to choose photos that they liked about their city and they write why they chose some of the photos they did or they create captions for the photos on labels to be secured throughout the collage.
Photos of the Travel Pals
To inspire your future caretakers, come up with a list of funny ideas to take photos of the Travel Pals and add them to the scrapbook, creating a little "mini" story about their lives. If you have never thought about funny ways to photograph stuffed animals, now is the time! Here is a few we did and a few we got from the caretakers.
Supporting All Learners
All students are able to participate in projects that challenge their own level of learning because there are so many options to respond to what is being learned; oral discussion, writing, art, educational programming, media interaction and more.
Travel Pal Hallway Display
Travel Pal Interactive Notebook