Kg - The Snowy Day
This is a big project that I have been doing and revising for several years. The students are learning about beginning, middle, and end of stories. I read them the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats several times. We discuss the order of events and I have laminated images of each page that we put up on the board. I have the student draw the title and decorate the first background. Then I demonstrate how to draw Peters bedroom window with buildings outside, a colored sky, and finally, snow snow on-top of the buildings.
When all of the pictures are drawn I take one day and have them all draw the hill background and a Peter costume. The next day I have them think back to when they did the MouseView project.
move-doubleclick-glide - - - - move-doubleclick-glide - - - - move-doubleclick-glide
Depending on the size of the class and whether or not I have any assistants, most of the students will have Peter gliding by the end of the period.
Next is the chaotic part, I show them how to record their voice. I have them work in teams for this because I feel it would be too hard for some of them to click the record button - talk - click the stop button without too much delay. Once they have their voices recorded we are ready for the script.
The Script - For the stage the script just consists of switch to background and play sound until done. It seems straight forward but go slow for those students who struggle. When all the sounds and backgrounds are attached, then they may drag up the broadcast Peter and attach it to the bottom.