The students in our school come to the
computer lab once a week. I did two activities that I would like
to share. First, I read to the students Clifford's
Halloween by Norman Bridwell. After we talked about
some of the costumes that children were going to wear this
Halloween. Then we talked about some of the costumes that
Clifford could dress in. Because this activity was with first
graders, we all ended up doing the same. We decided to make a
pumpkin costume using KidPix but in a non-traditional manner.
Here are some samples.
These are the directions for the Clifford
- Open Kid Pix
- Select the Alphabet from the
toolbox menu at the top.
- On the screen in the box remove
any words that are there and type the word PUMPKIN.
- Put in a space and type PUMPKIN
- Continue this process until the
first line is full.
- Click OK.
- Select the Wacky Tool.
- At the bottom click until you
get the ABC icon and click on it.
- Select the orange color.
- Hold the mouse button down
while drawing the shape of a pumpkin.
- Use the other tool on the tool
bar to finish the picture - eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
On another day the students heard The
Turkey Shot Out of the Oven by Jack Prelutsky. This is a
very funny poem that the children absolutely love. We discussed
what happened to the turkey and why. After listening to the
poem, students used Kid Pix to draw a picture of our
interpretation of what the turkey looked like when it shot out
of the oven! They are really very cute as you can see from these
New Jersey Standards:
STANDARD 3.4 (LISTENING) ALL STUDENTS WILL
LISTEN ACTIVELY TO INFORMATION FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES IN A
VARIETY OF SITUATIONS.
The learner will be able to identify the
distinguishing characteristics of familiar genres including
stories, poems, and informational texts.
The learner will be able to listen to stories.
The learner will be able to make predictions based on the
content of an orally read story.
The learner will be able to use pictures to construct literal
meaning from text.