Each fall, students draw their self-portrait in Microsoft's Paint program so that we can have an avatar for various online applications that we use (blogging, VoiceThread). At the end of the year, I combined all the drawings to make a collage. Enjoy the class quilts!
Mrs. Gramentine's Class
Mrs. Prescott's Class
Mrs. Weth's Class
Snow Person Glyph
After the winter holidays, the third graders created a snow person by answering questions from a glyph (a way to represent data using pictures; from the word "hieroglyphics"). The students drew their pictures using apps on the iPads and emailed them to the teacher. These were put together in an animoto video.
Mrs. Weth's class has created an ePub book titled, I Am Poems. Self-portrait illustrations were drawn in Paint, the students wrote their poems in the classroom, and everything was pulled into the Book Creator app where the students recorded the reading of their poems. Mrs. Weth presented the video of the poems at Grandparents' Day (see below). However, we wanted to also create an eBook to share.
If you are on an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iTouch) and you have the iBooks app, you will be able to open the link below to view each class book.
The books will open on a PC or Mac if you use Google Chrome as your browser ad the Readium app. Directions are attached below.
In September, we celebrated International Dot Day, a day to celebrate each person's creativity. After reading The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, students drew a "dot" picture in Microsoft's Paint program. Enjoy a look at their creations.Mrs. Weth had her students create a VoiceThread telling about their class. Self-portraits were drawn using Paint. The students wrote an "I Am" poem and narrated their illustration. Enjoy!