Cat Says Meow, Co-operative Building and #KindnessCounts
Students had great fun learning about onomatopoeia and exploring all of the cleverly designed pictures. Our favourite was the cow but the pig was a close second.
Students in several classes enjoyed sharing this great story and it really sparked their imaginations. They couldn’t wait to get started designing their own animal creations. We used Doodle Buddy App to come up with the shape for the animal and imported that image into PicCollage. We chose this app as there are a wide variety of fonts to choose from. Students explored with other ideas as they worked: adding the names of the animals into their images. We could also have extended the activity as a way to show learning about animal habitats or behaviours.
I shared some of the creations on twitter and as it was such a great project that I would definitely do again. The students were so excited when they saw that Mr. Arndt had replied to our tweet and said he thought their work was ‘Cool’.
The contact with the author of the book was an extremely meaningful learning opportunity for the students. The students were deeply engaged in the project, highly motivated to create and keen to figure out how they could show their ideas. They were showing the author what they could do, and they wanted it to be their very best. I am indebted to Michael for his support of our Vanier authors and illustrators.
We also created a fantastic cooperative learning, problem solving, research background, think outside the box, respect each other’s work, get creative castle. Check out our process:
And of course #KindnessCounts at Vanier. Check out our nominated Acts of Kindness