Students drew their Lima Bean monster on paper, traced it with black marker in the photos below. Next they will try to paint with color balance neatly and completely.
Students were inspired by the story, Lima Bean Monster by Dan Yaccarino.
We also enjoyed the song, Veggie Rock Song Fizzy's Lunch Lab on PBSkids.
We used the handouts in our Lima Bean Monster Packet to get ideas for Eyes, Noses, Mouths, expressive eyebrows, and teeth. Students each made their own choices and drew as big and expressively as possible. I also printed out these examples for each student.
Results: Finished paintings on Artsonia
First graders are posing with their favorite vegetable in front of green screen so they can become the body of their lima bean monster. These photos will be combined with their artwork to help make an EAT YOUR VEGGIES poster.
EAT YOUR VEGGIES POSTERS
First graders had their first iPad creation experience this year by combining their lima bean monster (with body) and a background with text. They downloaded the files from dropbox, imported them into the superimpose app, resized and placed their figure, added a drop shadow, saved, uploaded the finished graphic design to the correct folder in dropbox and renamed it. (whew!)
1-1 Class Movie
1-2 Class Movie
1-3 Class Movie
1st Grade Multi-Age
I have done a presentation called Creative Digital Projects that turn Stem to STEAM at three conferences over the past couple of years. These 45-50 minute presentations include a bizillion ideas in a media packed keynote file that I have trouble sharing online. However I did create a condensed version of the presentation for the AOE Online Conference last summer. The presentation has been behind a pay wall for one year and can finally come out for public consumption now. The following lessons are shared in the video below. Learn more from my links. Also, see Wes Fryer's review of my live presentation at the Illinois Computer Educator's Conference here.
First graders have been going LIMA BEAN MONSTER crazy (and so have I).
Today they completed their
Lima Bean Monster Mob eBook
This book has every 1st grader's lima bean drawing featured in a mob design.
Some of the students were able to add their voices to the book next to their work.
"It is simply adorable! I want to eat it up!" -Shelly Celery
"It's the best read I've ever had." -Tom Mato
You can download this interactive book by clicking on this link while on a mobile device and opening the ePub file in iBooks (or another ePub reader.
The tutorial below will give you some tips.
While we were finalizing our Lima Bean Monster Mob Book, 1st graders also posed for a photo dressed as their lima bean monster (with monster hands) holding their favorite vegetable. These images were combined along with a message to "Eat Your Veggies!" You canview all the finished pieces on our gallery and enjoy a slideshow video of them below or here.
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