Class books and photos

I’m on a mission to complete more class books this year so here are starters for the first two books we have completed so far.

 

Last week, we read Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar, so we created a class book to recreate that.  Here is the page that we used:

cookiejarsheet

 

This week, we are reading Brown bear, brown bear what do you see and so today we created a class book for that:

brownbearbrownbear

 

You will only need to print the first page once (and insert your name).  Print as many of the 2nd page as you have students (minus 1).  Before you give each child their page, write the name of the previous student on the top two lines of their page, so that when you put the pages together it will read correctly.

Also, I print pictures of my students easily and without resizing them in iPhoto.  When you click print, select the “contact sheet” option (as shown below).  This will allow you to print all the pictures in a 2×3 size if you take them all in the same direction with your camera.  You can see the pictures I used below are both horizontal and vertical.  Usually, all of my pictures are horizontal.

I hope this helps some of you create quick and easy classbooks!  We are up to four already! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on August 30, 2011, in Class books, iPhoto, Library Work Station. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Cute! My kids love class books. We did one with shapes where we went out to the playground and took pics of the students finding shapes on all the equipment. We also did one on the students making shaes with their bodies. For example 3 students got on the floor and made a triangle. I took pics and now that’s a class book too.

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  2. Can you post a picture of the finished book of Brown Bear.

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  3. Thank you so much for the two class book ideas for forms. This is my second year teaching kinder and I want to make class books this year, and you have me started on the right track! You are awesome. E Granet

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  4. class books are such a great idea and the students love to read and reread them!

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  5. Can you please tell me where I can purchase a cd for the cute clipart that you are using for your class books? I am going to make a few this year!

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  6. I would like to know where you obtained your clipart for your class books. Can you recommend a cd for me to purchase? Thank you!

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    • kristenskreations

      I just use the fonts that came with my Mac and when I need pictures, I do a google search for them, click on “Images” and then drag them into my word file. I can then resize them. Sometimes, I will copy the front cover of the book and that becomes our front cover. I don’t know of any CD’s to purchase…they usually don’t work on Macs.

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