Thursday, August 29, 2013

A New Year

I've started picking a theme for each year. Last year was Superheroes, which went over really well with both boys and girls. Seriously, who doesn't want to be a superhero? With so many great cartoon movies coming out this summer, I had plenty of material to choose from. I chose Despicable Me 2 as my inspiration, although Monsters U came in a close second. There are so many images and memes on the internet that they are both easy to use. I will post pictures of my classroom later, as I was in meetings this whole week and haven't finished it. However, I discovered a great video site called Powtoon and created a video to review expectations with grades 1-5. This way I won't have to recite my expectations 32 times, I'll just get really sick of this video.


Andrea said...

This is an awesome way to reiterate classroom procedures and guidelines. Thanks so much for sharing this tool! I cannot wait to try it out for myself AND help my student artists to use it. Have you ever used Xtranormal? It's another animated and web-based platform of online cartoon productions.

Jodi Youngman said...

I haven't, but I'm always looking for new ones! Thanks for sharing!