We decided to do two pages for each month and use 12" x 12" scrapbooking pages for them, so that at the end of the year we would actually have a timeline scrapbook of our school year. At the end of September my students and I discussed different events of the first month of the year. I then went through my pictures and ordered what we would need. It took several days for me to get them back. Finally we proceeded to create our two pages of September. and posted them on our timeline bulletin board.
Pic CollageBy then I was already wondering about keeping this up month my month for the entire school year. Kathy and I chatted on the phone and she remembered an iPad App Kathy Waldner and introduced to us at ICHE 2014 - Pic Collage. What a fabulous idea!! Thanks Kathy (both of you)!
With this free App, you can create collages easily and quickly. You can choose from various layouts, backgrounds and shapes. You can add photos, videos, text and stickers. All in all, it's a splendid tool to use for our class timeline project. It takes us about 20-30 minutes to select our photos and create our pages each month. Since my class consists mostly of first graders we work on this as a group. I understand the Kathy (or probably both of them have their 2nd and 3rd graders do use this App independently one they've been introduced to it.
September 2014 to June 2015
Now that we're into summer holidays, our 2014 - 2015 School Timeline has also been completed. After adding our June events and admiring the completed bulletin board, we compiled the entire project into a scrapbook which we keep in our school library.