Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Stories Retold by Kindergartners

Over the past couple of weeks we have been talking about various story elements, particularly differentiating between the beginning, middle, and end of a story. We have used many Eric Carle tales to help us learn about these three important parts of a story. We began our study by reading (multiple times) The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It's always a favorite in Kindergarten. During whole and small group literacy times we has discussions about the beginning, middle, and end of the story. We practiced retelling the story  and sequencing events. This concept came quiet easily for most students and we decided to use this opportunity to create our own beginning, middle, and end projects using the laptops and assistance from Mr. Grace of course. Students began by drawing three pictures based on Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar - a beginning, middle, and end- in KidPix. We then transferred the pictures into Photo Story where children were able to record their voices retelling the story. After the movies were complete we watched them, giggled, and felt proud! I am amazed by the work these kiddos produced! Please check out some of our completed movies!

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