Seven third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders. 38 Friday afternoons. One yearbook.
That’s the goal anyway. We have a long time until we submit the yearbook in June…luckily.
Last year, I had five fifth graders, one fourth grader, and two third graders. This year, as all of my fifth graders have moved on to middle school (sniff!), I have a very young yearbook club, with four new third and fourth graders and only two veterans.
Lucky for them (the yearbook? my sanity?), this is my second year, so I can bring all of last year’s expertise to this young, enthusiastic group.
At the beginning of the year, there isn’t much for us to do yearbook-wise, so we take lots of pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. Sometimes we take pictures of the school. Sometimes we take pictures of the playground. Sometimes, we get to take pictures of each other (so exciting!). There aren’t many school events that we need to document in the first few months.
Once Halloween hits, though, we are off and running. Halloween is our first big all-school event, so we were out in full-force, taking pictures of everything that moves. 300 pictures later, I think we are finally getting the hang of it.
I saw my yearbook crew being courageous and asking random students (not just their friends) to turn and look at the camera. Hooray for diversity!
I saw my yearbook crew taking lots of pictures. We have looked at enough blurry, off-center pictures to know that we need to take a LOT of pictures in order to get one good one (or the approximately 10 we will use for the yearbook page). Hooray for quantity!
I saw my yearbook crew looking like real photographers. Moving around the get the best shot. Moving right to the front. Moving from group to group. Lots of movement. Lots of pictures. Hooray for quality!
Looks like we can start building our first yearbook page of the year. Yes!