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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Snow Removal Machines


Incredibly creative and detailed snow removal machines hang on the snow mountains on the library wall, courtesy of the second graders' imaginations and TuxPaint art skills. People stop to admire and wonder about the machines and their powers. I have invited several passersby to enter the computer lab during the "construction" process because the children are usually narrating to themselves as they draw. The inner-workings of their machines are sometimes far-fetched, but some of the processes make a lot of sense! Thanks again to my sweet second grade teacher, Mrs. Otto, for sharing this idea with me.

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  1. this looks like a double page spread from a wonderful picture book.

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    1. I now have the third panel filled with machines. It does look like a book spread!

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  2. My son and I 'read' Donald Crews book Trucks over, and over and over and over and over... forever.

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  3. I love it, a beautiful way to integrate their drawings into a disply!! Someday soon I'll send you some photos of drawings from a drawing lesson I used to give to 2nd graders: "Rainbow Making Machines". We used non-fiction books to explore some causes of rainbows with the lesson, & then they invented...

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    1. I love that idea, Rita. It perfectly incorporates nonfiction and comprehension and wonder. I would love to try this with student someday.

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