112 Eldersburg students capture life's good and bad on film


April 23, 1996|By Sherry Graham | Sherry Graham,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SECOND-GRADERS at Eldersburg Elementary School took a closer look at their surroundings recently as part of a program sponsored by Kodak and the local Kmart.

The program, called "It's a Snap", provided each of the 112 students with a Kodak FUNTIME disposable, 35-mm camera and an instruction manual. The young photographers were then sent out to capture humankind's impact on the world in two categories: "beautiful" and "needs improvement." The cameras were returned to the Carrolltown Center Kmart for free developing.

Teachers at the school incorporated the photo assignment into the second-grade social studies curriculum on communities.

"The photo project fit so well into our community unit," said teacher Mary Ellis. "We talked about how our choices in the environment affect the community. The children absolutely loved the project."

A panel of teachers, parents and a Kmart representative judged the photos. Julie Markowitz's picture of ducks on a peaceful lake was judged the best in the beautiful category. A photo of an abandoned car by Richard D'Argenio won first place in the needs improvement category.

Julie and Richard received Kodak 35-mm cameras for their efforts. Their photos will be entered in a national contest to be judged by a professional photographer.

All of the photos taken by the Eldersburg students will be displayed in our local Kmart the week of May 12.

Lions Club flea market

The Freedom District Lions Club will sponsor its 14th annual flea market and craft show Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Sykesville-Freedom District Volunteer Fire Department.

New to the event this year is an indoor craft show in the fire hall.

Information: 857-5362.

Pub Date: 4/23/96

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