Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's a Fun Life. It's a Great Life: Two for TWOSday

Two children. Two perspectives on the appropriate adjective to describe their life experience thus far.

First grade teachers assigned their classes the encyclopedic project of documenting the key moments of their lives, both visually and verbally.

Much like her mother and grandmother before her, rather than include a perceived "unflattering" picture of herself (even if it was a "big" occasion), Sarah made many selections for inclusion based upon the adorable factor of the images available. As is her way, the hand of the artist was mandatory to complete the task fully.

Darren, our wee wordsmith, was "captioning" (with full sentences, a requirement for the assignment) the photos as we were screening the possibilities for the poster. In order to accommodate the volume of "important" events, Darren developed an innovative, arrow-accented "two-sided" timeline.

A factor that amused me to no end: Not a single "two shot" was desired for time-line inclusion by either child. As a matter of fact, they vociferously supervised/directed the "cropping out" of their sibling in many images. (Can you tell which ones? Three photographs were literally halved!)

Never a dull moment. Plenty of "fun" and "great" ones.

Now go on over and visit Deanna's Eight is Great and see who else is observing Two for TWOS-day this week!

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10 comments:

Jen B. said...

They both did such a WONDERFUL job! Too funny that they didn't want their sibling in the photos! LOL

BoufMom9 said...

What an awesome project! I may assign this to my kids just for fun!
I can't tell which pics were cut in half but too funny that they didn't want each other in their projects. Such individuals!

Rebecca said...

So cute!

Nancy said...

Yikes - I need to start taking more individual photos ;)

What a neat project! And how cool that they were both able to add their own creative "flair" to them.

Julie B. said...

Very cute!

Deanna said...

Cheryl, they did such a great job!! I can't even believe how cut those are!! Thank you soo much for playing along :)

Harris Boys said...

they did a really good job on their projects. I remember having a similar project in grade school.

The Myers Family said...

Those projects are AWESOME! WOW...i think they did really good! I wonder if my girls will do the same thing and crop each other out...that's soo funny!

rachael said...

your kids always put a smile on my face! their projects are so thoughtful and i love that they wanted to use pictures only of themselves!

Gail said...

How adorable! Both Sarah and Darren did a great job with their timelines. It's so wonderful to see their individuality shine through. Great job guys!! :)