Buy a cheap disposable camera (preferably one with a
flash) or use a Polaroid and take pictures of each of
your residents. Using glue, two-sided tape, or
anything else you can think of, place the developed
picture on a construction paper background. Since
the picture won't be as big as the paper, use the remaining
space to write the residents' names. It's a great
way to associate your residents' names and faces.
If you want to save film, time, and money, have all the
residents of each room pose together for their picture.
That way you only have to make one tag for all the
occupants of the room.
- Disposable camera (with flash works best) or a Polaroid
camera and film
- Construction paper
- A few bucks to have the pictures developed
- If you have access to the proper equipment (a camera
with manual settings and film), black and white photos
are really artsy and cool looking, and it's even cheaper
if you can develop the pictures yourself!
It can be tough to catch all the occupants of a room in
the same place at the same time. The best time to
take the pictures is in the middle of the week from
afternoon to early evening. This can also be a
rather expensive program, especially if you have lots of
residents and are using a Polaroid (ten bucks for ten or
so pictures), so plan wisely.
Name: Bob Ell
School: Truman State University
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