Saturday, May 19, 2012

Alien Invasion

I LOVE skyping with Mamaw and creating the wonderful things she thinks of to go with my favorite books!

I wanted the kids to be able to hear Mamaw reading this adorable the magic of podcasting, I was able to use her voice and create a story movie of the book with her reading. You can listen too...

After we listened to the book a couple of times, we talked about the different illustrations of the aliens inside...we worked with partners to come up with some names that the aliens might have been called...Then we skyped with Mamaw to use the pieces she sent us and create our own Aliens.

We used a bubble map to help us organize our thoughts and ideas for a story about our aliens....some of us still need a story frame to help us gather our sentences together to create a story that makes sense...

All of our creations were then photographed using the iPad app "Sonic Pics" and our stories were recorded and added to an iMovie project.

You can view our project on our website...

or enjoy it here...

Hop over to my TPT store to get your free copy of the alien project Mamaw helped create.

If you like it, leave a comment and maybe she and I can work "long distance" on some more this summer :)

If you've got a book suggestion you'd like to see us tackle...leave a comment with the title and author...
maybe...we'll give it a go!



  1. Love this!!I just saw this book at the warehouse sale :)


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
    My TpT Store

  2. Just too dang cute! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Ms. A

  3. Anything with the words alien and/or underpants is right up my alley. This is awesome!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory>

  4. Perfect to start our space unit with. Thanks!!!