During the past month, our classes have been reading fairy tales. We thought it would be a great idea to create our own fairy tales. The children were split into small groups where they brainstormed characters, settings, and story ideas. I really wanted them to explore their creative sides and learn how to compromise and collaborate in small groups. Mrs. Markowitz was then brought in to help them create images to match their ideas. The students worked together to draw their settings, characters, and props. The students then brought their story outlines and images to Tech class where they combined them to create a Puppet Pals video using the iPads. This was a very complex project and it was the first time we ever attempted something like this. I think the results are amazing.
0:03 Girl in the Big City
1:10 Emily and the Three Ghosts
2:14 The Basketball Story
2:58 Cowboys v. Toilets
4:10 Football Story
6:15 Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
7:27 The Racetrack Caper