Super hero me!

3 03 2009

myheroOh dear- got caught playing with this at work today-

Luckily I was able to justiofy the creation of this superhero….

The possibilities are tremendous and I can see myself saving it for bookweek next year as it is so easy and so cool and I would be able to get through lots of children quickly….

 having said that, it is almost too good too save for that long!


Bookweek part 1- multimedia books

10 02 2009

The first part of my bookweek input was today- and I used the utterly fab Roses garden by Peter Reynolds. The children (aged seven-eight) were spellbound and the work they created after was fab.

I did slightly different things with each class-

class 1- we read the story, they then went off in 3’s to make an audio story of 5 places Rose visited, with illustrations. When they finish tomorrow me might video them, and the pitures to make a collection of stories embedded into a flipchart.

class 2- we read the story and created story maps in pairs. The children then recorded their stories into an easispeak, and photographed their story maps. I’ll put them all into powerpoint tonight.

class 3- we read the story, each child created short descriptions of one place Rose might have visited and an accompanying illustration. They recorded their stories into an easi speak and photographed their pictures. They are in Activprimary.

The story really lends itself to so many lessons, and the subtle illustrations are fantastic. If you have not read it- do so! NOW!

Thank you Peter Reynolds.

book week

27 01 2009

Two weeks to go until book week, and I have voluntered a session (or rather 15, as we have 15 clases!)… so what to do? Obviously I want it to inolve ICT as well as books, and obviously I want it to be fun for the 5,6 and 7 year olds. So what book? Amazon has a choice of 837,227, so plenty of choice.

After 20 minutes googling, a thought struck. I was recently in promethean planet suggsting ways of using the new Peter Reynolds book. It is a gem of a story, and I think perfect for my Primary 3 children.


so how shall I use it,

P3 have IWBs, so they will enjoy the atmospheric noises and animations. And as a followup I think we might go on a journey in a teapot and write short stories, maybe in the shape of a teapot and make a teapot shaped book about our adventures. Might need some print outs of the children to ad to their stories, and maybe a few can mke animations on the whitebord with the video screen recorder.

Whilst on the site I found another great story- The eyebrow story also by Peter Reynolds. It is hilarious and has (i think) just the amount of silly humor to tickle the Primary 1 children. (although I may just do their lessons before a playtime!)


Follow up work will involve designing hats, not an obvious link, unless you read the story!  Wonder if the classteachers would be up for a bit of multi media collage???? 

That leaves Primary 2. Again inspiration from the same website- the clever stick.


Still working on the follow up activity- ideally making stick pictures and apturing with the digital camera, might need to settle or doodles ofaht the stick might have drawn, will need to see hat the weather brings!