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Sep 27 / Camille Maydonik

animoto in grade one

19 school days have flown by and my students have been learning 3 different colour poems: “Rouge”, “Bleu”, and “Jaune”.  Learning these poems are the first steps to reading.  The repetitive nature of the poems combined with the beginnings of our sight word vocabulary (la, est) set the stage for the rest of the year.  Learning the colour words is also an objective in the grade one science curriculum.

After learning the “Rouge” poem, we recorded ourselves reading the poem out loud using GarageBand.  Once we had our recording, we exported the file (.mp3) into iTunes.  My students love to move around, so we took a “detective” walk around the school searching for objects that were red and used our digital camera to take photographs.  I uploaded the photos using iPhoto, and  from there, I used Animoto for Educators to upload our photos and voice recording to put it all together!


Rouge, rouge

La pomme est rouge.

Rouge, rouge

La fraise est rouge.

Rouge, rouge, rouge, rouge.

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