In class we have been studying Earth
Day. As we read the book Where Once There Was a Wood by
Denise Fleming it reminded us of our own little town which is
quickly being taken over by housing developments. This project arose
from the personal connection we made to the book.
We went on a nature walk near our
school. I took pictures of the countryside as we went along. Many of
those pictures were used in our project. I did have to supplement
the photos with others that I had taken around town. I let the
students each choose a photo.
When they came to the computer they
called up their photo in Kid Pix Studio Deluxe 3 and inserted a
caption that started "Where once..." I helped each child record
their voice reading the words. I put their Kid Pix projects together
with a title and ending page that I had created and made the slide
show which I then exported as a Quick Time movie. The project can
now be shared via email and our class website with parents and
others. It's show time!