Did I Just See Students In Class? It’s Night!

Are those Mrs. Atkinson’s students? It’s 7:00 p.m.! Did the class get a 4-hour detention?  Did they miss the bus? Or did they pass out from the heat?  Wait! The students aren’t breathing, blinking, or talking!  They are 2-dimensional!  It’s Open House!

Each year, Mrs. Atkinson takes photographs of each of her students to fool the parents.  She makes the faces life-size and then she laminates them. The students mount their own face on their chair. To make it more realistic, we brought in a sweatshirt from home and we put it on the back of the chair. The result is, it looks like we’re in our seats.

To help with the illusion, some students put books on their desks. Other students put their sleeves on their desks in a position, as if they were reading or writing. Mrs. Atkinson only has a short time to tell our parents about 4th grade so she asked us to help her by writing letters to our parents, which were on our desks.

To welcome the parents, Mrs. Atkinson asked each student in class, even Mrs.B., Mrs.Welch and Miss Bush, to design a paper quilt square for the hall bulletin board. Her instructions were to include a photograph of ourselves, which she gave us and to add stickers, ribbons, and drawings to help people know something about us. In the end, it looked awesome! Each student had personalized their square in their own unique way. The finished bulletin board was like a giant puzzle, only with stickers, foam shapes, and colorful drawings. Our class was definitely ready for Open House!

Reported by: WB, Julia, Lindsey, and Nathan

2 thoughts on “Did I Just See Students In Class? It’s Night!

  1. Dear WB, Julia, Lindsey, and Nathan,

    I really like the way you grabbed me in the beginning of the post by telling me that students were in the classroom at 7:00 p.m. By asking the reader questions about why they were there at school further engaged the reader to want to read more. I was surprised that it was pictures and not real students and it was Open House.

    I am not sure you needed 2 paragraphs telling how Mrs. Atkinson created the illusion of her students being in class. Your Animoto video did that for you. It would have been interesting to learn what the students wrote in their letters to parents about their 4th grade class.

    You did a great job; keep up the good work!

    – Aryana

  2. Hi WB, Julia, Lindsey, and Nathan,

    I love your post! It was great how you described how you made your 2-dimentional kids! I was in Mrs.Atkinsons class last year and I loved open house!
    You could have made it better if you slowed down in the video and included what some of the students wrote to their parents about 4th grade.

    But besides that it was great! Keep blogging!


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