creating a calendar to help the digi kids get cameras

I already mentioned my sister’s students and how we have instituted a program of using digital photography as a way to help them learn science concepts in the classroom.

The District Science Fair was held on Dec 10th and the kids took home the overall banner as well as four of the six available medals in this category. I couldn’t be more proud of them. Seriously, they are awesome! I want to do whatever I can to help them get even better and to enjoy this even more which would involve having more cameras at their disposal, which of course means the dreaded fundraising. I know people are over fundraising and I know that it’s the time of year that people are tapped out…but it’s also the time of year where people might need a new calendar? Maybe? At any rate, I’ve created a calendar of the photographs that were sent to the District Science Fair and thought I would put the screen grabs up here so y’all could see what it’s going to look like ahead of time. It is a science deal so unfortunately it’s not all flowers and trees and whatnot and there is one bug (but it’s not a spider and there isn’t any snakes or anything) and they worked really hard so… okay here they are.

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The kids (most of them) with their banner and medals on the cover of the calendar

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January was about the drought and mud cracks

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Yes, I put a carnivorous plant on the month of Valentine’s Day.

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March is the only bug, but it’s a FANTASTIC photo. Especially when you consider it was taken with a point and shoot and not any fancy equipment.

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Wee little frog! So cute! Pay no attention to the fact that it’s lurking in a carnivorous plant.

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Gorgeous shot of a bee on a flower, again keep in mind this is a point and shoot.

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Flowers! What seems like a butterfly, it’s actually a moth, but still, pretty!

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A jet breaking the sound barrier, SO PATRIOTIC, right? Happy 4th of July!

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Fantastic shot of the fire and the embers at the same time.

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Love, love the colors in this and the goldfish swimming underneath it all.

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The full moon is perfect for Halloween, right?

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Great capture of not only the water drop but the fall colors as well

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And finally a candle for Christmas

So, those are the top 12 that went to District and we tried to put them together in a way that made sense and highlighted their art/science in the best way possible.

What do y’all think?

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