With my piece I was trying to symbolize Personal Growth. My First Grade class has students that are on dissimilar levels. As a class my co-teacher and I are taking many different steps to ensure that each child makes personal progress. The ranges are so vast that to have a goal where all the students are on or above grade level would be unattainable; however, we are implementing individual goals for each child so they are able to see that they have made progress as a student in our first grade class. This picture is a child (my sister) holding a flower that has not fully bloomed. This symbolizes the children and where they may be now as brand new first graders. She is now reaching for a flower that has bloomed and this is a symbol of her trying to attain her “personal goal,” thus making Personal Growth!
To create this image I first uploaded my picture on pixlr and then used the Adjustment tab. Next I went to Color Splash and used the Magic tab to create the color. I used the Brush as well as the Eraser to touch up some of the areas that I needed to. After I completed that portion of the project I went to the Effects tab and selected the Soft option. I next selected Camille and adjust my amount to 100. I wanted to place a large emphasis on the flowers, because they represented the beginning and end of the Personal Growth.