Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Storybird & First Graders

In trying to provide students with ideas of fun ways to read and write over the summer, I decided to create a Storybird with each first grade class this week. We had a blast choosing pictures, (the art is beyond fabulous on this site, and all you do is click and drag your choice to the story) and it was a bonus writing lesson. There was definitely enough excitement created that many kids will be going home and sharing the site with their parents tonight. At the end of the story, I was able to email the creation to their classroom teacher at that moment, even adding a personal message from us to her. Love, love, love this site!

Love it even more at the end of the year when attention spans are shorter! They were mesmerized the whole time.

Here's the link to the full story, Dali, the Mean Monster. Enjoy!

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