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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Count and See

Last week I read the book Count and See by Tana Hoban to my little ones.  It is a very simple book that uses only black and white photos and numbers.  I have wanted to make a similar class book since I first saw Tana's book.  On Friday, we went out to our playground and then walked around the college campus where our school is located.  There was LOTS of counting as the kids pointed out things I could take pictures of for our book. I used my iphone to take the pictures and then used the free iphone  app A Beautiful Mess to make the photos black and white and to add numerals and text to the photos.  It was incredibly easy. I can't wait to share the resulting book with the kids.  I love it.  Here are a few pages:





I think we may have to share this book with the younger classes at our school.

10 comments:

  1. I love this! That book looks familiar. I might need to get myself a copy. I've a feeling your kids will love your version.

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Thanks. Tana has quite a few books that are illustrated with her beautiful photographs.
      Lyn

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  2. This is beautiful. I am sure that it will be a favourite book in your classroom.

    Sandi

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  3. Love the black and white photos. How do you print it out?

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    1. Hi Maureen,
      I uploaded the photos (that had been edited in Beautiful Mess) to my computer and then just copied them into a word document that I printed, cut down to 8x8 and then laminated. Does that make sense?
      Lyn

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  4. What a fantastic idea. You are very creative and I have a feeling many other classes in your school will be boring this book. I love using photography in my classroom too so will be stealing this idea.
    With thanks
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

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    1. Thanks Julie, I love using photographs too.
      Lyn

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  5. Lyn, what a brilliant idea! I'll be borrowing it, too. Thanks:)

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  6. Thank you for sharing that book. I have never seen it before but I like it because it is relevant to a preschoolers life. I will use it in my class soon.

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