Let’s Animate

Last week, you created a mini-book using a hole for inspiration.  This week, the hole will inspire us to create an animation. You might recall How to Make a Quick and Easy Flipbook from last year. This year we will use technology to help us!

Challenges:

The Hole Story

“Hello, I’ve discovered a hole in my apartment… it moves around… yes… if you could come and look at it…bring it down to you, you say… how… hello!” The main character discovered a hole and tries to find an explanation. He seeks expert advice. But not everything can be explained. Perhaps he will just have to accept that it’s there!

There’s a hole in an animated movie. Watch to find out when Pencilmate falls into a hole. Will Pencilmiss be able to help him out?

Challenges:

  1. Let’s make our own “hole” story.  Today we will use minibooks to create a story with a hole.
  2.  Learn how to make a mini notebook for another story – Easy Mini Notebook from One Sheet of Paper.
  3. Play the logic game, Hook.

The Book with a Hole

the_book_with_a_hole_9999_large“The Book with a Hole blasts a hole through the middle of the book itself. Sometimes the hole is an eye the reader can look through; sometimes it is a mouth and the reader’s fingers make the teeth! The next minute it is a plate (with food drawn by the reader on a sheet of paper behind the book), an obstacle to jump across, or a saucepan. It’s crazy! It’s a Book with a Hole!” 

Challenge: Write another page(s) to Herve Tullet’s book.

Extra time?  Try this logic game, Hook.

A Hole

Challenge: Cut a hole large enough to fit your whole body through the piece of paper.

 

 

Follow-up:

1. Use 8 1/2 X 11 and cut a hole big enough for your entire class.

2. Use a post-it.  Cut a hole for you to fit.

3. What adjustments will you make for an entire school to fit in a piece of paper?  Try it!

Rebus Puzzles

A rebus is a puzzle device which combines the use of illustrated pictures with individual letters to depict words and/or phrases.   Remember when you needed pictures to help your read a story – When Small is Tall.  Now you need pictures to give you clues to solve puzzles.

 

Here are two examples:

Let’s have fun practicing, drawing our own and/or generating with a computer – Rebus Generator.

Start with Hello

This week we will celebrate “Start with Hello” week, which is a week to remind us how important and powerful it is to get to know one another, make new friends, say hi to new people, and make people feel good if they are feeling sad or alone. Every day you can do a special activity to remember to try and include others. Whether on the school bus, in the playground or in class, it is important to make sure others feel included and welcome.

Sometimes to do this, you need courage. Courage can mean a lot of things and people can act courageously in a lot of different situations. Listen to Bernard Waber’s book, Courage. Think about what courage means to you and how you too can act courageously in every day kind of ways.

Courage is also staring with Hello! Let’s try to be courageous by getting to know new people and by helping others who might need a friend.