Kellie Benge and I just love talking about how to use the Cantata Learning books and songs with her students.
As we brainstormed through the new Spring 2016 series and Rhythms and Rhymes Harmony Project, we thought it would be great fun to have three of her 5th graders get involved with this project too.
Kellie and the students had brainstormed ideas already so they were ready to jump right into the project of retelling a nursery rhyme in their very own words and way.
Shoo, Fly, Don't Bother Me retold by Blake Hoena and illustrated by Brian Hartley.
The three had the book already....and had listened to the song and read the book.
Bloxels to retell the story.
Bloxels is a gaming and coding app and too that lets you create your very own video game with personalized characters, settings, actions and a story line.
I love the first verse they wrote on Friday...
Shoo, Shark, Don't Bully Me,
Shoo, Shark, Don't Bully Me.
Shoo, Shark, Don't Bully. Me,
Why'd you have to pick on me!
When we meet everyday next week, the 5th graders will finish their original song and use these lyrics to create a digital story using Bloxels and eduBuncee.
We can't wait to see what they create.
This will be something to share with their classmates....and friends of all ages! They will definitely make an impact on those at their school and throughout the world.