Use the SCAMPER model to write your own version of one of your favourite fairy tales.
- S – Substitute. Can you substitute a character with a character from a different story?
- C – Combine. Can you combine two characters or events into one?
- A – Add. Can you add in a new character, place or event?
- M – Magnify, Minify or Modify. What happens if you make a character or object much smaller or larger or change it in an important way? Can you alter the beginning, middle or end of the story or the way the characters act?
- P – Put to other uses. How else could an object be used? What happens if the characters play different roles or respond to events in different ways?
- E – Eliminate. What happens if you remove a character, place or event from the story?
- R – Reverse or Rearrange. How does the story change if you reverse or rearrange the order of events or the roles of the characters?
Use Strip Designer ($3.79) to publish your story.
Remember to include a title and your name and grade.
Use Drawing Pad ($2.49) to illustrate your story.
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From our Year One Info Lit Blog,
Posted by Donna Brough
The Magnificent Tree is a simple story with many delicate layers. It captures the wonderful relationship between Bonny and Pop who “were always bursting with ideas.” One day they decide to build a tree to encourage their beloved birds to stay.
Whilst Bonny’s ideas “were simple and clever”, Pop’s ideas “were big, brave and brilliant.” The Magnificent Tree demonstrates how two very different solutions to the same problems can word equally well.
After reading the story we created our own ‘Magnificent Trees’. Look at this one…
Have a look at Amelia’s Magnificent Tree
iPads in Art – More Magnificent Trees
1M were lucky enough to use the iPads today for their Art class. They explored the Drawing Pad app and then they created a Magnificent Tree of their own! Here’s a sample of their trees…
Using the Camera App
In pairs, we will be using the camera app to take photos of trees in the school yard. We will be focusing on zooming and clarity using the green focus square to help us. We are looking for interesting photos from all different angles and heights. Make sure your photos are nice and clear.
Here are some tree pictures Mrs Brough has been taking on her iPad.
Here are some photos taken by our super clever year ones.
From our Year One Info Lit Blog,
Posted by Samone Robertson
Today we announced the winner of the Early Childhood Book of the Year for 2012. Before telling the students who won we gave them the opportunity to vote for the book that they thought deserved to win. The results were very interesting and show that we all have different tastes and opinions when it comes to books ( just as well we have such a great selection of books in our library!).
Here are our grade winners:
1G, 2D & 2E
1W & 1M
1K & 1L
The official judges chose The Runaway Hug as the winner of the Early Readers Category. They thought “The lively detailed illustrations and lyrical text work closely together to add humour and pathos.” Our grade one students thought it was simply “a really good story with a happy ending.”
Once we had finished voting and the official winner had been announced we used Strip Designer on the iPads to draw a picture of our favourite shortlisted book.