Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Best Back-to-School Portraits and Worksheet Wednesday

I have a fun idea for Back-to-School photos for your students or own kids!  I wish I would have thought of this sooner; I would have started when Garyn was old enough to "like" something and express it.  What a keepsake it would be!  But better late than never.  
So this year we'll start with

Have you ever heard that joke, "You know your Mom's a teacher, when you have pizza for dinner and she just has to talk about fractions?" Well, I said to Garyn, "Hey, let's fill out this sheet about how awesome you are!"  "Do I need a pencil?" he says.  I nod my head.  He gives me a look like, "Woman, we're on Summer Break.  Give it a rest already."  This is what we he had fun completing for me...

After we finished that and he went back to his video game, I took his answers, sat down at the computer and made this Back-to-School Portrait of him:
Then I thought, "This would be awesome to do for students as a Back-to-School Portrait for their portfolios or a Mother's Day present!"  So that's my plan and I'm going to take one of Garyn every year around this time of year every year to keep as mementos of his growing up and different favorites.

Here are printables you can use with your students or your own kids (there's one for girls and one for boys)


I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune's Worksheet Wednesday, so follow the link below to find more wonderful worksheets!

Yesterday, I finally finished a graphic set for this Autumn, The Fall Kids!  Included are 21 images, 12 PNG and 9 Line Art.  These will be perfect for the upcoming Fall season.  I just love how the pumpkin girls and apple boy turned out!  You can find them here.  And they're even HALF-OFF for today only...




Peace Out, 

27 comments:

  1. Such a cute freebie! I'm already gathering my Back to School Docs. This will go perfectly!

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    1. Thanks so much First Grade Happy Place! I'm glad this will help out! Thanks for visiting, Cara;)

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  2. Hi Cara - lovely worksheets - my only problem is I would need spellings of "favourite" and "colour" for my students here in England - would there be any chance of this? I totally understand if there isn't - I will just have to get the tippex out!!
    Special Teaching at Pempi's Palace

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    1. Hello Pempi...It's so funny you say that! Now that I've started blogging, I guess I have to think "world-wide" right? Of course I will add the spellings for you. I'll work on them today so check back later in the afternoon. Well, it might not be afternoon where you are:) Cara

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  3. Thank you so much Cara, these are great - you have out so much work into them :) Garyn looks adorable!

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    1. Thanks Mel! Nice to hear from you and hope you visit again soon, Cara;)

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  4. These worksheets will be a great first week activity. I hope I will have the time to add the information to the kiddos' pictures. The picture of your son and dog is adorable...what a great keepsake.
    The Traveling Teacher

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    1. Traveling Teacher, I really appreciate your kind comments! My son really doesn't like to take pictures; he hates that I always want just the perfect smile so it takes forever to get that "right" one. I'll make sure to let him know that you liked it! Thanks so much for visiting, Cara;)

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  5. These are super cute! Thank you so much!
    ~Scarlett at Speech Is Sweet

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    1. You're very welcome Scarlett! I just LOVE your name...not many Scarlett's around here. Thanks for visiting, Cara;)

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  6. Thank you so much for the awesome freebie! I have a Rockstar theme in my classroom, so it is going to be just perfect for my kiddos!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Hey Alison...I think we might be a lot alike! I'm glad you like the freebie and your blog is awesome by the way. Thanks for visiting friend, Cara;)

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    2. Awww...you are sweet! I am LOVING reading your blog. I get excited to see a new post of yours up in my Bloglovin' feed!!!

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  7. The back to school portrait is such a great idea. I'm not tech savvy, so did you put the photo in power point and then type onto it? How big is the picture? Thanks. I need all the help I can get!!!!

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    1. Hello Ursula! Hey, I'm not that tech savvy either. But it sounds like you got it right on...put the photo into Power Point, type onto it, and save! The photo I used to type on was about 8 x 10, but then save it as another photo after you type on it. Then it can be resized to whatever size you want and the type will stay in the same scale you saved it as. I hope that makes sense. Email me at caraelizabethtaylor@gmail.com and I'd be more than happy to work through it with you;) Cara

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  8. Your graphics are adorable, and thanks for sharing the printable! Love the picture favorites ideas--turned out great--such a nice pic.

    Smiles,
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks so much Hoots N' Hollers! This is really an easy activity to do from year to year and a memorable keepsake. Thanks for visiting, Cara;)

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  9. Cute worksheets... What a wonderful idea, Cara! The best part is that this is a parent keepsake that really costs no money. Take the digital pic, add the text, and email the finished image home! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! THANKS!

    Angela

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    1. Hello Angela! I so appreciate your visit! I agree...Something to do that's easy and takes a little time. And the parents can then do what they want with it since you email it. Thanks for giving me those ideas Angela! Cara;)

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  10. This is such a fantastic idea for back to school. Thanks so much for sharing! You Rock!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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    1. Hee, Hee! Thanks for your cute comment...I just did a "I Rock" post a few days ago! Thanks for visiting Laura and hope you visit again soon, Cara;)

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I appreciate the love! Hope you can come visit again soon, Cara;)

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  12. Thank you for helping me collect awesome blogs to share with my session participants at TETA.

    Meagan
    oodlesofteachingfun

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    1. You're welcome Meagan! Thanks for the opportunity! Cara;)

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  13. Hi - I found you on the 4th of July blog hop - yipee for me. I am going to the racetrack with another teacher friend today to have some fun, talk ideas and watch fireworks. I will use the prize to get some innovative and creative items that I am not as talented to make. I love the back to school printable. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to following your blog.

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  14. Kimberly, thanks so much for following and I hope your Fourth was a blast! I hope you come and visit again soon, Cara;)

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