This morning I was scanning my Twitter feed and came across this tweet from @eol (Encyclopedia of Life):
I must admit the first thing that came to my mind when reading the above tweet was a line from one of my favorite movies, "Despicable Me". Do you remember it?
From Despicable Me: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1323594/
I checked out the website: http://www.flickr.com/groups/encyclopedia_of_life/discuss/72157630109103478/. The Encyclopedia of Life has a contest for people to send in pictures of fluffy things. This got me to thinking about how this would be a fun activity to do in the classroom!
Here are some ideas that I thought of:
- Have students take pictures of things that look like the alphabet, shapes, numbers, specific colors, etc.
- Also, the idea above for something fluffy, something
furry, something smooth, something sharp would reinforce those words
- Take several images to reinforce the concept of beginning, middle, end; for example, taking a picture of a piece of wrapped candy as the beginning, starting to unwrap the candy as the middle, the unwrapped candy as the end.
- Taking pictures and then showing to the class and have students write what they think happened right before the image was taken or what happened next.
- Take pictures of angles or other math concepts.