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.


2 comments:

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!