This time of year we get so caught up in what needs to be done, and what we want to get done .....that I, for one, run out of time. Last year I saw this post by Katie Mense of Little Warriors and just had to give these keepsake pictures a try.
I create these keepsake pictures in powerpoint and print them off at our local Walgreens or Walmart. They don't take a lot of time and if they are easy enough for me to do, you can do them too. Just follow these simple steps.
First....find an empty wall (outside is good) and take a digital picture of each student. Make sure that the child is way over to one side (I like to use the left).
Next...drop (insert) that picture into a powerpoint presentation. One picture on each slide. I love creating in powerpoint.
For this you need to select: design, slide size, standard (4:3), landscape. I also change my settings to 11 inches by 8.5 (standard paper).
Then, I add my textbox. I get all my fonts just the way I want them, and before I start typing in too much information I duplicate the slide. That way I can easily change the picture, change the text, and make one slide for each student.
If I right click on the picture I can change it, or I can go to format and the menu there also has a button for change the picture.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. Once you get all the slides with their pictures, then go back and change the name, the color, add information (did I say, don't forget to survey your students and keep those little slips of paper?)
Last...when all the slides are done save it as either a jpeg or png. I save both my original powerpoint (in case I need to go back to edit) and then a jpeg file.
Now you are ready to take them to where ever you have your pictures printed!
Have a GREAT end of the year!!