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Keywords: animation
Subject(s): Art, Technology, Animation
Grades 4 through P-K
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Bow Elementary School, Bow, NH
Planned By: Kim bryant
Original Author: Kim bryant, Bow
Our assignment was to make a short movie called My Art Teacher Ate... based on the book by Kevin Hawkes. Students were divided into pairs and assigned a number. Their job was to choose an art supply that their art teacher could eat and make a stop motion movie showing the teacher eating that supply. In the book the little sister eats all kinds of creepy crawly things and it counts up to ten so we made our movie with the same progression. We discussed the artwork in the story and how the illustrator used interesting perspectives or close-ups when drawing his faces. Each team created their own backgrounds with a teacher and the art supply that the teacher was going to eat. We used color pencil, markers or watercolors.
As a class we view some other stop motion animation and did a sample movie together.
The first class was spent developing the idea and making the background and props. The next class the students used laptops with built in cameras and small music stands to make their movies. We used the free software downloaded from SAM Animation and laptops. I loved this lesson because the materials were very basic and very kid friendly to use. The students loved it.

Lesson Objectives:
Students will use various materials, techniques, and processes to communicate and express ideas experiences and stories.
I loved using the SAM Animation software
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
You could use this lesson to rewrite any story or make a little movie about your favorite part of a story or what you think might happen next.
Materials: Mobile Labs, Art Tools, Speech and Language