Simon's Cat is an adorable series of animations by Simon Tofield.
We absolutely love Simon
in our art room!
1. I put on Simon's "how to draw Simon's cat" video
2. We use this handout to help.
3. We watch, pause, draw, repeat.
This video is perfect to watch before our break for Thanksgiving. View it below or here.
I also have the Simon's Cat in Purrfect Pitch app on my classroom iPad.
This is a fun app with multiple uses. You can play a "meow song" where each note makes Simon meow, or you can use it as a memory game. The notes play and you have to repeat it. My students had so much fun trying this game last year. I plan on pulling it out with my first graders when we complete our art project today. The app sharpens listening and watching skills. It's naturally rewards the careful listeners. Love that!
See the two ways we use the app in the videos below.
To lighten things up during our last week of school before break I've been introducing my students to the wonderful animations of Simon Tofield. He is the animator of Simon's Cats.
Here are two videos I plan on showing:
Simon's Cat in Santa Claws:
And Simon Draws Simon's cat:
When I was searching around Simon's website: http://www.simonscat.com
I found that he has a bunch of great apps available. I downloaded the free one to play with my students today. Take a look below:
When students completed their drawings, they used the iPods to photograph send to me.
I uploaded their work to Artsonia already! Take a look here.
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