Student Photographers On Field Shoot

Fifth Grader Photographers

At long last, the weather and school schedule were both good on the same day. I led groups of fifth graders at McLeod Elementary School on a field shoot. We were in search of living things in the schoolyard. Each student carried a digital camera. Each group chose a different section of the schoolyard to shoot in. I am sharing some of their photographs here. As we went about our work, the students and I generated lots of questions. “What is it? Why is it that color? Will I find these where I live? Will it bite?”

My work on this project is funded by the Ask for More Arts collaborative of Parents for Public Schools of Jackson. McLeod is an Ask for More Arts school and participates in the JumpstArt program, which brings artists of all kinds into elementary classrooms across the city for arts instruction integrated with traditional academic subjects.

White bug on surface of puddle


another worm


Dandelion and an insect

bud on shrub


2 Responses to Student Photographers On Field Shoot

  • Beverly says:

    These photos are great! I’ll bet the kids had fun.

  • patty says:

    I especially like “worm” and “dandelion and insect”. I’m sure my dad who waged all out war on dandelions his whole life would even like this dandelion. Are there birds in the school yard? We are finding lots on our back yard patio since we began feeding them regularly. Hope the kids and teachers continue to enjoy learning about the living things in their school yard and how to take picture and work with them after they are shot. Did these require much work in the computer?

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