Saturday, October 6, 2012

1st grade--"A Hut for Zig Bug"

This week students read A Hut for Zig Bug in our Houghton Mifflin anthology. I asked them to imagine a different bug creating a home and what household objects they might find and turn into an object for themselves.

They drew and wrote their responses with the Drawing Pad app. Students like the stickers and different art tools available in Drawing Pad. The downside is the inability to type within the app, making it difficult to add captions that are legible. With second grade students I usually ask them to import their Drawing Pad art into a different app, such as Strip Design, and then add captions. However, I wanted to keep things simple for the first grade students only 5 weeks into the school year.

The text below reads, "pompom--pillow"

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