Nursery rhymes: beyond the pail!

Jack and Jill

Stage 1 students today consolidated their knowledge of the nursery rhyme, “Jack and Jill”, by creating some digital stories. We brainstormed ideas, the students suggested suitable toys and props from around the library, we made scenery on the interactive whiteboard (IWB) and I then uploaded their photos to Photo Peach to create a new slideshow.

Jack and Jill title card

Tomorrow some other classes might suggest extra captions and ideas.

A wolf in sheep's clothing in a tree

And yes, Jack is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. In a tree.

Also see our 2008 adventures with “Jack and Jill” on our wiki page.

Jack and Jill

2 thoughts on “Nursery rhymes: beyond the pail!

  1. The first class in the library on Monday improvised nearby characters, props and locations to recreate the nursery rhyme for my handy dandy iPhone. They played director and I was cinematographer. Two background sets were quickly created using the Picture Gallery of our library Smartboard (an opportunity for brainstorming appropriate terms to find essential pictorial elements!). The second class suggested more precarious places from which Jack could fall. Today, in Circle Time, another class brainstormed new captions for the uploaded photos.

    Everyone proudly shares ownership. When you look at the final product, a wonderful merging of the collective brains and negotiating powers of three Stage 1 classes, it’s hard to believe the total time commitment was only 3 x 45 mins (including borrowing time!), plus about ten minutes of photo uploading and another ten minutes of editorial tweaking. We now have an online resource that will be:

    * used by our other Stage 1 and Early Stage 1 classes
    * read and re-read (and re-read) by the classes who jointly constructed it
    * viewed as a model for research presentation by Stages 2 and 3 students, and
    * shared at home with parents and community members (and TLs everywhere).

    Thank you Photo Peach!

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