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Spider Photostories

I know I am a little behind posting some of our activities this year, but maybe some ideas will give you fuel for thought for next year or another topic! For Halloween this year, I wanted to do something that didn’t actually cover Halloween, so with my second graders, we studies spiders! I put the kids in partners and each group chose a type of spider to research. (We use Super 3 here for K-2.) They used this site to research their type of spider and draw a picture of it. The next class was spent writing a paragraph about it and practicing reading it as we then turned their work into a photostory. Each student read their paragraph as narration over a photo of their illustration, then we watched the finished class video together. Photostory is so easy to use, even if you have never tried it and it is a free download. Here are some of the kids’ illustrations.

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Hibernation Photostories

I decided to get brave and try something new. I have done photostories with older kids before but I had not yet tried them with Kindergarteners. I decided to do some hibernation research with them and have them create a class photostory with the information they learned. I think they are turning out pretty well! I have not finished every class yet, but have done most of them.

We just talked about different animals that hibernate and each table was assigned an animal to illustrate hibernating. I also gave them some pictures of the animals to look at at the tables. Then they thought of a sentence about the animal hibernating for the photostory.  You can see the end results here, just click on each class to see the different ones.