The work began in Language Arts and Library, continued in Language Arts, moved into Art class, and culminated in an after school Movie Making club. While that sounds pretty streamlined, the truth is that the project found its' way into every available nook and cranny of the day, whether it be a journal modification, a quick stop-action scene, or an audio clip, students worked tirelessly see their videos to completion.
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"Inspired by The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, one teacher dared to ask third and fourth graders to write the story of their lives. From “ joys and sorrows” to “all that (you know) and everything that (you hope for)”. These memoirs, autobiographies and dreams transformed into art-journals, which then became the backgrounds for bringing their words to life through voiceover, green screen, and stop action movies."