Tag Archive | Visual Literacy

Storybird – Artful story telling – Our Stories

Recently in our class we had the opportunity of using the Storybird website to write our own picture storybooks using the wonderful art provided. We really enjoyed writing and used the visual cues to help create interesting short stories.

Here are the first of the completed short stories.

We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.

Congratulations to Travis, Anna, Kelvin, Trinity and Jade

for each successfully publishing their first short story.

 

What do you enjoy the most about using Storybird? 

The Piano – Animation by Aidan Gibbons, Music by Yann Tiersen

The Piano – Amazing Animation by Aidan Gibbons, Music by Yann Tiersen

We acknowledge and thank Aidan Gibbons and Yann Tiersen for this wonderful and amazing animation.

As part of our RE unit this term on New Beginnings,

we watched the above animation called the Piano.

It fitted in well with our discussion of memories, and losing people we love.

As part of Literacy, and RE, we wrote narratives based on the animation.

We enjoyed writing our short stories, and we hope you enjoy reading some of the finished pieces. 

Please feel free to leave a comment.

Bridge’s Story – A Teamwork Aniboom Animation by Tony Hoang

We thank Tony Hoang for this interesting video.

Since we will be having “elections” in our room soon,

I thought I would include this short video clip on teamwork.

Maybe consider what some of the messages are in this video.

What message do you take away with you?

Can you think of any situations you have found yourself in

where teamwork makes things easier?

POLAR OPPOSITES by Karl Tyson

Our thanks to Karl Tyson for this very cute video “Polar Opposites”. 

The characters have so much personality, and they certainly teach us a lesson.

Practice and patience certainly pay off, as does lending a helping hand.

What did you think about these cute characters?

How would you behave in a similar situation?

Would you do something special for a friend who is feeling down,

without expecting thanks?