Sunday, August 17, 2014

A First Day Photo Frame Prop FREEBIE

First day pictures in my classroom are a must.  I've always taken first day pictures.  Several years ago I put together a cute photo frame prop.  Then about 3 years ago, I added words to the frame for the 100th day and for the last week of school.  Now I take a picture of each student with the First Day frame, then a picture on the 100th Day with the 100th Day frame, and a picture in the Last Week with the Last Week frame.  So at the end of the year I have 3 different pictures of each student, one from the first day, one from the 100th day and one from the last week.  I print them and attach them to a card as a gift for parents.  I present the cards to parents at our "end of year" awards ceremony.  WARNING, these precious treasures can cause teary parents! ☺

I printed out the words on cardstock and them laminated.  I love cardstock and I love lamination.  'Nuff said! ☺

I cut a rectangle out of the center of a black foam core board
to create the frame.  I think I bought mine at Walmart, but I've seen it at Michaels, Target, and Hobby Lobby.

I used Magic Mounts to attach the words and characters to the frame.  (I love Magic Mounts, they are lovely little sticky tabs that stick really well, and they remove easily with no damage!) On the reverse side of the frame, I attached the phrases to use later in the year--otherwise I'd lose them and have to reprint them.  ☺

Then, on the first day I pull each child one at a time to pose for their photo op.  And voila, you've got adorable pictures that the parents will treasure!   

Sshh! Don't tell anyone I had to pose for my own picture--should have put on some make-up first--Geez!

Here's an idea of what you get for each student when you've got all 3 pics.  

Inevitably, I always have kids move in and out of my class.  So, for those kids who aren't there the whole year, I just use random class pictures to add to their parent's cards.  

These printables are a FREEBIE in my store.  Please leave some friendly feedback! ☺