Over the past few weeks we have looked at some useful Model Texts to launch our student responses to text (part of our CRAFT reading centre). I blogged previously about our RACK challenge , motivated by Bob Graham's How to Heal a Broken Wing. The hearts are coming along nicely. Even though we didn't reach 100 hearts in 2 weeks, we still managed 51! recorded RACKs and many more that went unrecorded. The students asked to have a week extension on the deadline as they felt that they would really like to meet the challenge. I have another activity that I would like them to go on with after this one, so will keep you updated as that unfolds.
I used the Voice Memos app on my iPhone to record them, which I then emailed to my school address and dragged to edited in Garageband. Then I exported the track to my iTunes. Once I created the slideshow in iPhoto, I could simply select the track from my iTunes and exported this as a Quicktime.
A HUGE and heartfelt THANK YOU to the following for the inspiration. The Harold Caravan, I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, and Kathy Barbro of Art Projects for Kids.
Here are a few close-ups. Of particular interest is the detail that students put into decorating their names.