Miraculously, I didn’t make too many mistakes speaking! At least, I only caught a few. I introduced myself, talked about the class and what we’d be doing, and went over rules. They copied down the rules for the class… fun stuff. And then I went around and took each of their photos!
They thought that was hilarious. A lot of the girls could not stop laughing, and covered their faces, etc. I let them take a picture of me, afterwards:
I think with my other classes I’ll have them take a picture of me first, and then I’ll take their pictures. I wanted to make picture name-tags for them, and just use it as an icebreaker. It worked pretty well! We all got to laughing hysterically… it was fun.
I ended with having them write about what they thought about photography for 10 minutes. I collected it afterwards to see what they had to say. I told them not to worry about grammar or anything, just to write as they wanted.
I got some very thoughtful responses, one weirdish one from one of the boys (he wants a picture of me to remember my name and he’d like a picture of my family… I guess that’s what I told all of them, eh? More than fair enough on his part). Several people had obviously copied from each other, so I think that maybe I’ll have to do something different next time. Thoughts, anyone?
Tomorrow I’m going to bring in a couple of fotos to share with the class and begin learning how to “read” photos. Should be interesting (ha ha, catchword of the semester!).