“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
My first school composite, created as a part of my 900 Days of School project, began on the playground last school year. Students will often come to me during recess and ask me to look at something they have discovered while on the playground. A group of students came to me and asked me to come to see the fairyland they found. They were bursting with excitement as they led me to a small cluster of mushrooms. I photographed the mushrooms to remember their excitement and sense of wonder.
Later that day, I thought it would be wonderful to create a composite that would allow me to put the students who had discovered the fairyland into the scene.
The next day, I borrowed some wings from a friend and kindergarten teacher at my school. I photographed the students wearing the wings. Thankfully I had already photographed the mushrooms because they were in a very poor condition the following day.
Once home for the weekend, I put the children into the image with the mushrooms.
My students were absolutely delighted with our school Fairy Land. I loved seeing the looks on their faces when they saw it. After seeing this, my students began having ideas about what we could create together. I promised my students that anyone who was not in this composite would be included in one by the end of the year.
I hope you will continue to follow my 900 Days of School project to see where my other students found themselves.