This Week’s Theme- Spring!

On the heels of Spring Break, and in light of the beautiful weather we are enjoying, our minds have turned to Spring. Whether you are looking forward to celebrating Easter this weekend, making plans for your garden, or just rolling down the windows to breathe a little fresh air, there is no doubt that we are making the transition out of Winter, and we’re on the fast track toward Summer.

Spring brings with it a lot of tradition and symbolism. As educators we explore those themes in a lot of ways. Some of us freshen up a bulletin board. Others take the class out to the courtyard to observe new plant growth. Others host parades or work the symbols of the season into day-to-day activities. We’d like to know how you bring Spring into your classrooms and schools. Send us pictures of what you celebrate. Send us photos of the ways in which Spring makes its presence known in your work. The changing of the seasons is part of our #EVSCStory, and we hope you will help us tell it!

NOTE: You absolutely DO NOT have to match the theme to share a picture with us. Feel free to share any photo that helps us tell the #EVSCstory at ANY time.

Spring!

This image was shot with a smart phone and edited in BeFunky, an excellent online photo editor. To learn more about BeFunky, check out this post.

How to Share Your Photos

There are four ways that you can share the photos that you take with us:

  1. You can share via Instagram- Simply post your Instagram photos using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Feel free to add other hashtags as well to indicate the theme (e.g. #Spring), or add more information to the caption to help tell the story.
  2. You can share via Twitter- Post your photos to Twitter using the hashtag #EVSCstory. Again, we invite you to add other hashtags, including some of our EVSC hashtags like #evscchat. You can also include our Twitter handle (@evscicats) to ensure we see your pictures as soon as you post.
  3. You can share via Facebook- Visit our ICATS Facebook page, click the Message button in the upper-right corner, and in the text of the message give us your name, school, and the theme for the week. Be sure to attach the photo by clicking the Add Files button. While you are there, we’d love it if you liked our page :) OR, simply share your image on your own Facebook feed, and include the #EVSCstory hashtag.
  4. You can share via Google Drive- If social media isn’t your thing, feel free to share your photos directly with us through Google Drive. Use this link to access our shared folder. You will need to then click the blue Open in Drive button. Then drag your photo into the window, or click the red upload arrow in the upper-left to search for your photo and click Open. It would help us if you would name your photo with the week’s theme and your name and school.

How to Check Out the Photos

After each week’s challenge, we will post a link to the archive of the week’s photos here. Follow the link, and enjoy the story that unfolds!

Final Thoughts

It takes a team to tell the #EVSCstory!  To date we have collected more than 900 fantastic photos, and we can’t wait to add this week’s batch to the mix! We would appreciate your help in growing this project. Please consider sharing the project with your colleagues. Also, we hope you will feel free to continue to tell your part of the #EVSCstory at any time, simply by sharing the great photos that you take as you go about your day.

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