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Friday, June 17, 2016

That's a Wrap and Some Little Freebies

Whoot. I'm Out! I link with Doodle Bugs Teaching Five for Friday to give you five little tidbits from our last week, and some freebies.

1.  My class is really into dragons... well, along with monsters as my regular readers know. We sing and read Puff the Magic Dragon and do various dragon things throughout the year. DH Jonathan was just in a dragonish mood a while ago and drew up this dragon for me. I used it several ways in our last weeks– as a counting mat, and with words to a dragon poem for the kids to put in their poetry notebooks. I thought some of you might like it for those or other reasons. You can download it by clicking on the image.




2.  I took adorable photos like this one of each kid.... well, the real ones weren't weirdly blurry, of course... the joys of posting on the internet.



I found the talk bubble mini bulletin board at the Target Dollar Spot. Oh, yeah! I wanted to highlight the photos and not just send them home loose, so I glued them to the front of my goodbye cards which I write for each student.

Jonathan worked up the word bubble phrase in big fat letters so I could cut out the words in one clump as opposed to each letter individually. You may have it if you like. The downloadable freebie has "I am a kindergartner" thru "I am a fifth grader" so it can be used by teachers in preschool on up. Just click on the photo above to get it.


3.  I have a very precisely planned last half day with my kiddos. There is our end-of-year assembly, the backpacking of special things that can only go home on the last day, and then the completely unpredictable last minute "thing" that pops up no matter how much you plan, which I've come to count on (this time, a gigantic double chocolate milk spill... no, we don't usually drink chocolate milk but the lunch lady kindly gave us the leftover cartons.) If all goes as planned (rarely) I have a special craft activity in my back pocket, and this year we actually got to do it, in spite of the chocolate milk.


I told the kids we were going to make popsicle bookmarks and that I was going to take a bite of each one. Hee. The kids colored and cut two of them. Then we glued in the popsicle stick. I used one of those flower shaped paper punches to take a bite. I found the downloadable years ago at Lisa Storms' site. You can have them for free, too, by clicking on the image above.

4.  On the first day of the year I have the kiddos draw a self portrait and write their name. On the last day I have them do it again (and no, they don't see the one they did at the beginning of the year before hand). As they are writing their last day letters to me– sob– I paste the first and last day into a construction paper folder. I use this folder to send home their work from our Writers' Wall where we collect and display their best piece from each writing unit. I took some shots of the folders before sending them home. Fun to see growth, eh?




Sure can see growth, can't you?


They got the idea of adding details to drawings, I think?


And adding dialogue.


And she's pointing, right? I think she's pointing. Surely, she is pointing...

When I look at them I smile... okay, I chuckle. I must work in a kindergarten class... or a looloo bin... Ah. I love my job. I'm gonna MISS my little loonies.

5.  I had one more... but I can't find it... on my camera... or in my bag... or in my brain. I really am pooped. You know that old saying, "There's no tired like the end of year teacher tired." I guess that's me. I'll tell you next time.  For now... have a GREAT SUMMER!!!!

Scoot on back to Kacey and see what the rest of your teacher friends are up to.




Friday, June 10, 2016

The Winner, Tips, and Funnies!

It's Friiiiiiiday..... Friday, Friday, Friday! Today is Friday day.  Friday day!

Do any of you remember that song? I think it came from a musical. Anyway, it is indeed Friday and I have four and a half more school days to go... well, after today... SO I'm joining in the fun of Doodle Bugs Teaching's Five for Friday Linky party to share what's going on! Thanks Kacey!! Oh, and yes, this is a Funny Kid Friday week, too.

Coming up below... hee hee.
1.  First things first... drum roll, please.... our winner of the HUE Animation Studio is Carol Davis!  Carol is a STEM teacher for third thru fifth graders and she writes about winning:

"I am so excited about this! I thought about many things that I could do with the Hue! I think having kids use it as a follow up to a design challenge, maybe even to show their devices work, will just be amazing! The creativity kids will use, not too mention the intense collaboration it will take to complete, is just going to be so fun to be part of. I teach third to fifth graders in a magnet school and I can see my kids of all ability levels really benefiting from making the videos as part of our STEM class."

Pretty neat! I look forward to hearing what Carol is up to next year with the HUE... and we will hear because Carol blogs at Teachers Are Terrific!
Way to go, Carol! 

If you some how missed the hype about the HUE Animation Studio that went with this giveaway, you'll want to swing back to these posts and check out our animated videos!

2.  Do you remember cootie catchers from when you were a kid? I do. Also called fortune tellers, I had my future husband predicted many, many times... wrongly, of course, as Jonathan's name never showed up! With school getting out for us next week Friday I went looking for FUN skill practice activities and I found these free math themed cootie catchers at 123 Homeschool 4 Me.  They are designed for practice with addition, subtraction, and number recognition. Every kid in our school seems to be into cootie catchers right now, so I shared the link with my colleagues– with a little teacher inventiveness, these can be differentiated for practice with higher math skills. You can find this little Freebie by clicking on the image below.



You can also google to find lots of other cootie catchers for practicing a variety of skills. And if you're like me and it's been some time since you made a cootie catcher, not to worry because the downloads come with directions... or you can ask a third grader!


3.  I made this card for our music teacher who injured herself at school. I asked the kids to tell me any "remedies" they knew. We had to discuss that a "remedy" is something that helps a person feel better, as it was a new word to many. Good old common core vocabulary building...

Here are shots of our final product. Super BooBoo Buddy started out as a bandaid. You can really see all the knowledge kids have of sickness and injury– from medicine called "namonia," to tubes, to distracting your brain. I think my favorite was "Stay calm– no wildness." Good advice for whatever ails you. It brought a smile to my colleague's face for sure.




4.  Have you seen this KooKoo Kangaroo video yet? I am using it in our last week of school as my parting message to my kiddos. It is a totally silly– in the KooKoo Kangaroo sort of way– and totally upbeat, but it's making me teary :(



5.  Okay, so the kids are on a roll this week giving me Funny Kid Stories. They're making sure I have a supply to last me over the summer, I guess.


My kids were lined up to come in from recess and they didn't know I was standing just inside the door about to pick them up. I heard, "Well, Mrs. Wright isn't here so I can say it all I want– D-O-M, D-O-M, D-O-M, D-O-M..."

Anyone fluent in kindergartenese knows that D-O-M is the kindergarten spelling of the "D word–" DUMB. "Dumb" is really only a "bad word" when it is labeling a person as such, but kinders think it is bad all the time, and most teachers let that stand.

I wiped the grin off my face before the one flaunting naughtiness could see, then stepped out and said, "Why is someone spelling Dom, Dom, Dom? We don't have a Dom in our class." They all just looked at me. "I sure hope nobody was trying to spell dumb, dumb, dumb!" I gave "the teacher look" to the guilty-looking guilty party and we continued on our way.

Hope nobody ever says you are D-O-M!!

ONE MORE WEEK FOR ME!!  Hope to see you again soon. Scoot on back to Kacey's Five for Friday and get this week's scoop!




Saturday, June 4, 2016

Grin, Win, and Three More on Friday

Yes, this is a Saturday post, but that is okay. Some of you will be happy I posted no matter the day because you get to be the last people to slip into the HUE Animation Studio Giveaway....

Thanks to Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her always great Five for Friday linky!

1.  It's been a while, so here's a quick one.

Student A:  I'm in love with my mom and dad.
Student B:  (in smart alec voice): Are you going to marry them?
Student A: hmmm.... no, they're already married.... but I can still be in love with them.

Sweetness all the way.

2.  Isn't this the CUTEST bracelet for a teacher! Especially a kindergarten teacher. Love.



Yes, Mischief Managed comes from Harry Potter– it's part of the spell that makes the Marauders' Map work. However I say, managing mischief is what I do all day! hee I got it from Etsy. I'm not going to recommend this actual one, though. The silver is too thin and soft and it warps out of shape really easily. I'm not so sure how long it is going to last. I think it is a great idea, but you might want to look for a sturdier rendition.

3.  Nothing like having writing workshop at the bus stop! What better time to record a small moment from a field trip than when you're still on it.



4. Regular readers know I'm into little monsters. I thought this art project was especially good.



The teeth stick out of it's mouth because the mouth is a separate piece made like this– Draw the oval. Draw the rectangles. Color the oval red. Cut the whole thing out on the outer edge. Glue down the oval and fold down the rectangles.




Simple, brilliant, 3D teeth! These monsters must be in kindergarten because their toothy smiles are a lot like the ones I look at all day, with wiggly teeth just about ready to fall out. grin. You can see the post on Krokatak HERE.


5.  Last but not least... QUICK enter to win a HUE Animation Studio!!! Don't know what a HUE Animation Studio is? Well, it allowed my students and I to make these animated movies.





I posted about the projects HERE

And I have a free downloadable tip sheet available HERE

Follow, enter, and WIN! You can follow my blogging buddy Stephanie at Forever in Fifth Grade for another chance to. But HURRY. Only one more day!

OUR GIVEAWAY IS OVER :( CAROL D. IS THE WINNER!

Now click on back to Doodle Bugs learning and see what others have going on in life.



See you around! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Pick 3 Pins for JUNE!

Hey! It's the third of the month and that means Pick 3 Pins... er, maybe four.... and a giveaway! Thanks to my bloggy buddies over at Pawsitively Learning, Just Reed, and Inspired Owl's Corner for their idea generating monthly linky party. Love this one.



With Father's Day right around the corner I've been looking for a cute gift idea for my kiddos to do. I like this one because the kids will have a neat experience drawing on the golf ball surface. And I'll come up with a sports themed card idea to go with it... you're a good sport, Dad. Or, you're better than a hole in one! Even Dad's who aren't golfers will enjoy their one of a kind art piece, I think. (Sorry, this PIN only went to advertising for t-shirts, but I still pinned to remember the idea. You just give the kids Sharpies to draw on the balls with. Easy-peasy!)




Whether you're still at school for a few more weeks, or already home with the kids, here's an easy fun outdoor activity. Found these little shooters that take basic materials. I think I'll knot and cut the balloons, then let the kids stretch them over the cut cups. I'll give each kid a marshmallow (chepaer than pompooms) and head outside. I might bring out some empty cups, too, so some kids can be the catchers, as well.  Find it on my outside board where more outdoor ideas for kids can be found.




I don't know about you, but I do a lot of online reading. I am always finding articles that I want to have at my fingertips for reference– to either put into practice or share with a colleague later. The easiest way to remember and find it again, is to PIN it. So I started a "Pin Now to Find Again Later Board." Click to see what I think will be handy to have and reread again.


And last but not least, for those of you who haven't stopped by in a while, my kiddos and I put together two animated movies with the help of my HUE Animation Studio. YOU can win a HUE Animation Studio, that comes with the camera, too. I blogged all about it, and even put together a free downloadable tip sheet. Check it all out!

This was our first video


And this was our second:



I blogged about them here!


Get the free downloadable tip sheet by clicking on the image below.


And ta-da! The giveaway! Hurry and enter as there's only a couple days left!! Sorry it's only available to readers in the US. 

OUR GIVEAWAY IS OVER :(  CAROL D. IS THE WINNER :)

Big thanks to HUE for the cameras and opportunities to learn new technology!

NOW, go find more stuff to PIN by clicking below on those wonderful pins! 

And thanks for stopping by! See you next time!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

HUE Tip Sheet, Giveaway, and Tidbits

Happy Friday, and for many of you, Happy Summer. Me, well, I still have three weeks to go. I am here today to link with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching and Five for Friday to share in an animated way five fun things, AND the Downloadable HUE Tip Sheet, AND a chance to win a HUE Animation Studio... read on!

1.  Don't you just love reading what your kiddos write? Hearing their voice come out in the writing makes me grin all over. Each year I have my students write a thank you note to our group of parent helpers. I take their letters and run them through the copier, then use comb binding to form a book for each parent. This year we were under a deadline because of a schoolwide appreciation assembly and I had to hurry them along, even giving them a form. I wasn't sure if I'd get as much good stuff as usual. I did though– this was my favorite because it sounds just like her:


"Thank you for helping us learn in the Let's Find Out books, and helping us at library, and reading books. I love working with you guys. I love you. Fondly, Erin  p.s. How are you doing?"

2.  I am a lead teacher in our building. That means whenever our principal is out of school, "issues" fall to me or the other lead teacher. You know the "issues" I'm talking about... those notorious, short, two legged ones who shall remain nameless but who we could call "little stinkers." Well, yesterday both the principal and the other lead teacher where out, so I was it.... and as I mentioned we are in the last. three. weeks. of school.

Let me suffice by saying the day started with a monkey flying out the bus window... honest, I'm not making it up... it wasn't a live monkey though... and ended with an email home to parents where I suggested some good old fashioned father-son bear cub wrestling after dinner so the needed rough and tumble play could happen at home instead of school. From beginning to end it was a very interesting day, including school tours... and short staffing at lunchtime...and... I marveled on the way home that I could still even toy with the idea of being a principal in some distant time and place. If that should ever happen, maybe the best plan would be to be out the last few weeks of the school year and dodge end-of-year madness all together....

3.  And now for a mid-blog relaxation smile break. I just love this. Book me a ticket, please.





4.  As regular readers know, I am a sometimes storyteller and I love puppets. I found this video on YouTube of the most cleverly made puppet. You need to follow this young man because he is going places... and when his puppets come on the market, which there are sure to do at some point, I will be first in line. He has quite a few animated vides, some of which are quite funny, so you might want to check out his channel.




5.  And speaking of videos and animation... note that clever segue... I have the Tip Sheet for doing HUE animations with students DONE! And it's FREE!  And you can download it right after you enter the GIVEAWAY for the HUE Animation Studio HERE!!!!  The Animation Studio comes with the camera, the software, the nifty instruction book, and everything you need.  Get one try by following me, and one try by following my friend Stephanie at Forever in Fifth Grade. Small print- due to HUE shipping restrictions, the Studio Animation can only be sent to addresses in the US. 

OUR GIVEAWAY IS OVER :(  CAROL D. IS THE WINNER :)


In case you're curious about what you can do with the HUE Animation Studio, here are two animated videos that I made with my kindergarten students. They are just seconds long.








Is it difficult? Does it take a long time? Can MY students do it? You probably have these questions and more. To find some answers, check out last week's post HERE!

AND download the tip sheet I made up just to help you create your own animations... after you win the studio... or after you purchase your own... which are about $70. Well worth the price for the HD document camera and the animation kit.  Click on image to download the Tip Sheet.


Oh, I hope, hope, hope a person who is going to get as much fun out of the kit as my kiddos and I have done WINS!!

Scoot on back to Kacey for more FIVES!! 



Thanks for stopping by!  


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Putting Together Some HUE Animation Projects

So happy to be posting today about my HUE Animation Studio and the videos that my kidpeople and I made with it. Today I'm going to share about the process with the help of Doodle Bugs Teaching Five for Friday linky.



Here are our two animation videos we've done thus far. This is the World Premiere of Winter to Spring. Whoot!




And here is our first one, A Day at the Races, which I posted on Tuesday.




What'cha think? Fun, eh? I am so very happy that HUE gave me the kit to use. And I am so happy that they are going to give one to one lucky blogger! Yep. Later in this post you'll have a chance to enter to win a HUE Animation Studio. You can find out how this came about if you look at my last post here.

I guess I must start by being completely honest– when I first knew the kit was coming my way and I knew I had to do a project AND post about it for the world to see, I sort of hit the panic button. WHAT if I couldn't make it work? WHAT if I couldn't come up with an idea that my kindergarten students could do? How was I going to involve them all? WHAT had I gotten myself into THIS time??

I will share the process we used to come up with our videos in five steps. The process was messy and somewhat serendipitous and not as neat as it looks here in five steps, I can tell you that.  It is only after the fact that I can organize my thoughts so that, hopefully, they will help you as you think about using animation with your kiddos. Here we go.

1.  Coming Up with a Project
First of all, I set three goals for myself and my students– we were going to learn how to make an animated video, our animation project was going to be an extension of current classroom learning, and we going to have fun!

I scanned YouTube for videos to get ideas. Thinking about my kindergartners, I found two videos that were most inspirational in their style. This one that brings clay to life:



And this one that uses a photo character.



You can find lots of videos done with HUE on the HUE YouTube Channel. Click below.



Then I brainstormed (with DH Jonathan, my partner in crime on so many projects) about how claymation or photographed characters could lend learning to our current topics under discussion in class. I thought perhaps the topic of spring and worms could somehow become videos. And because we were in the poetry unit, perhaps we could incorporate poetry. It would be pretty easy for my kinders to make clay worms, I thought. And a group poem would be fun, too. A poem about worms? About spring? hmm... Well, with those ideas in mind I thought I'd get feedback from the kidpeople.

2.  Explaining the Process to My Students
When it came time to share with my students I showed them the two videos that I had found. They loved them, of course. I also showed them a couple little flip books that I had.



These really allowed them to see stop motion animation in a concrete way, because you could see each photo on each page, then see them go by quickly as you flipped, making them look like a movie.

Kids love flipbooks and they are a great resource to have as you discuss animation. You can order them here at Fliptomania.com. They also have them in action on the site, so your kiddos can get the idea even if you don't have the books. Here's one about fairies:



You can visit their site by clicking below. Be sure to look at the flipbooks ahead of time before showing them to your kids, though. Many are child appropriate, but not all.



I explained how the camera would take one picture, then we'd move our characters a bit and take another picture. And repeat, just like the photos on each page of the book did.

Then I told them we needed to come out with a plan or a story that we wanted to tell. I asked them if they thought they could make clay worms– they all said yes– and I said the worms would need to do something. Their suggestions were– come out of their holes, eat something, race? Racing won, hands down. We had to discuss how they would race and where. Underground wouldn't quite do it, but a "race track" would.

3.  Everybody's Role
So now I had everybody wanting to make a worm and everybody wanting to make a racetrack. I feared this would be a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth.... hmmm...

When I got home, there staring at me on the table where they had been sitting for months, were these little cut out figures of my students. I took the photos back in January and cut them out for a snowglobe project that never came to be. I played with one of them and thought about how the pose helped them cartwheel without too much effort. Too bad the kids had been wearing snow gear for the photos as they were rather outdated for a project now in April with spring just around the corner... or at least that's what the kids and I had taken to saying often in the last weeks. Spring was long in the coming this year... Ah, ha. How about if these kids in snowsuits transformed into kids in spring clothes?

I took the snow geared figures to school the next day and we talked about how we could use animation to let the characters go from dressed for snow to dressed for spring. Out came the iPhone to take pics of the kids posing in cartwheel poses. I spent the evening cutting out the spring versions of my cartwheeling kids... I'm afraid this required too fine a cutting task to be undertaken by kindergartners.



Back at school the next day, I set up the camera for the first time. The HUE camera connects to your laptop and the software allows you to see what the camera is currently looking at, and what photo you last took. It is incredibly easy to use. I hooked up my laptop to our classroom projector so all the kiddos could see the process. I took a series of photos, making one of the students cartwheel in her snowsuit across the tabletop, switching out the snowsuited figure halfway though into the same student in spring clothes. It was very crude with choppy movement but the kids loved it. We brainstormed what the set should look like and decided it made sense for the kids to roll down a hill, and maybe they could "change their clothes" behind a tree.

Now that we had two productions underway I was more confident everyone could do a job. I made a list and let kids sign up: worm making, set production of the racetrack, or set production of the hill. Everyone got to work and we spent the better part of an afternoon picking and choosing from the wide variety of materials I pulled out of the art supply closet.


The worm making table was coming out with all sorts of worm creations. They tried making worms from clay, playdough, ribbons, yarn– all of them with googly eyes, of course. I didn't know which worms would end up in the final production but they were having lots of creative fun making them. There was even a bit of scientific talk.

Student 1: "Real worms don't have eyes, but they do have light sensors."
Student 2: "These ARE light sensors."



The worm racetrack group was especially taken with the shredded brown paper as that looked like dirt that worms would race in. I helped them decide on a route.



To help the track stay nice and clear, I told them to outline the track with Wikki Stix. They used lots of glue to cover the rest of the paper with the shredded paper.

The hill set builders were very busy but lots of scribbled coloring was making their pictures look pretty busy. I was afraid the little cartwheeling figures would get lost in the background.



I suggested that instead of the whole paper being filled with coloring, they would use blue paper for the sky, white for the snow, and green for the grass. I help them trace the paper so it looked like the hill they had created and they cut out and puzzled together the three colors to make a new hill. We found a very simple tree on the internet and one little guy patiently cut that out, leaving some white for snow on the branches. Several others got to work with paper punches to make the snow, leaves, flowers, and even the sun.




We had a discussion during all of this about what the movies could be called. As they kept coming up with racing themed ideas, I told them that there was an old music CD that I used to listen to (okay, so my Queen album was vinyl, but that would have been too much of a history lesson) and an old famous movie called A Day at the Races. That won by a smidge over A Day at the Worm Races. Winter to Spring made sense to everyone without much discussion.

The kids headed home happy with their work and with anticipation of the poem we would write the next day that would serve as the sound track. I puzzled over that poem for a while. It wouldn't be hard to write a poem with general group input, we had done that several times already during workshop. But I wanted all of them to be recorded. So this poem needed to have a pattern and a part for each of them to say....

Back in November we wrote a class poem called NOvember. I blogged about it here.  How about if we all contributed one line that illustrated something that changed from winter to spring like we had done in the NOvember poem with summer to winter? I thought this was an idea we could run with, and sure enough, every student contributed the next day when it was time to create our poem. We had boots to sneakers, cocoa to lemonade, bare to bud. I wrote down our poem as we came up with it, then cut the lines apart and handed them out to each student. We gathered in a circle and practiced saying our lines. Then I turned on Garage Band on my laptop and although it took several takes, we had our soundtrack for Winter to Spring! Yippee! I figured I could come up with sound effects for the racetrack movie. I had a couple of the kids record a few racing sounds just to have available.

4.  Filming

The next day I had the camera set up and all the props ready to go when the students came back from lunch. I chose two worms made of clay because I thought they would be easier to move than some of the others, and they fit on the track best. I had to gently nix the notion that every worm was going to be able to race by explaining that not every actor who goes to Hollywood gets into a movie. Luckily everyone was pretty distracted with a chance to move the worms around and click the camera. We did really big movements so everyone could see the "story" that came out pretty quickly– Green Worm cheated by cutting out the loop and then Red Worm climbed over stuck Green Worm to win by a hair... with lots of debate on who should win. I played it back periodically and it was really choppy, with plenty of hands in the frames because the person with the camera was button happy, but they all got the idea.

Then we worked on getting the figures to cartwheel down the hill. That was a bit trickier. We ended up finding a pivotal point on each little character where somebody could place their finger to hold it while another student moved it a little. The HUE software shows an "onion skin" image of the previous photo as you go to take the next, so you can see exactly how much you are moving the figure frame by frame and that was VERY helpful. And because this took more time, even doing it pretty fast with big movements, I let everybody have free choice and then called over just a couple kids at a time to get a chance at filming. I also had a couple of my kids with neat handwriting make the title credits, knowing we would need those in the final production, too.

5.  Editing and Behind the Scene Problem Solving
Okay, so at this point every student had been given the opportunity to participate in several levels of movie making. From character and set production, to poem writing, to audio recording, to actual filming. I was left with raw footage of two movies with lots of photos of little hands included, and a recorded poem.

Our audio recording of the poem was 41 seconds long and we only had about fifteen seconds of tumbling kids! Yikes. Granted, we hadn't used all the figures. (I didn't have figures of every student as I only used kids who were there on the days both photos were taken.) I knew that I would need to lengthen the movie as there wasn't a whole lot I could do with the recording. I played around with the settings of the shots- this is easy to do with the software. And I filmed the movie again, using smaller increments of movement as the kids came down the hill which equaled many more shots. This movie was still too short by a bit, so then it was a matter of showing the title credits by a few more seconds, which meant taking more shots of those sheets. I got it to fit! Look out George Lucas!!

I broke A Day at the Races into more shots, too. That movie could really be any length though, as my choice of sound effects was greater. Although I had the recordings of the kids making race car sounds, in the end I ended up purchasing racing sound effect tracks from iTunes. Being familiar with iMovie (which I am as I do an end of year movie for each class) was a big help in adjusting the fit of the sounds to the filming. You can slide the tracks around so that more or less of each sound is heard. Getting the race car sounds to fit the brief seventeen seconds of film was not too difficult.

WHEW! Congratulations for staying with me this far! It certainly was a process, but we all really love our movies and have watched them each a million times. I included both movies on the DVD of our end of year class movie and I know they will be watched a million times more at home, too– lucky parents. snort. The kids are very proud of their work.

Hopefully this post helps your own creative juices flow. HUE is going to post about our project on their blog, so I'm happy more teachers will see it. There really are SO MANY different things you can do with the Animation Studio. It could be applied to lots of classroom projects by kids of many ages, as my kindergarten students demonstrate with our projects. Next week my post will include a downloadable sheet of tips on making an animation. I hope it will be useful to anyone who wants to do an animation project with their students.

Now here's your chance to win the HUE camera and animation kit for yourself. I am giving it away with Stephanie over at Forever in Fifth Grade. If you follow me on Bloglovin' or email, and you follow her on TPT you can get TWO chances to win. I'm sorry to say that because of HUE's shipping restrictions only those living in the United States can enter the giveaway.

And a note to my readers who are already following– you can enter, too, of course. Just tell me how you are following and I can look you up.

OUR GIVEAWAY IS OVER :(  CAROL D. IS THE WINNER :)

Click on Stephanie's button below to follow her and get a second entry.




Thanks to Kacey at Doodle Bugs for the linky. You can scoot on back to hear from more bloggers!


See you next time!!

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