I don't know about you, but around this time of year I find myself yearning for spring. This book will take you there, and the acitivity below provides step-by-step instructions for creating your own windy day-pretty cool!
Activity Name: Make Your Own Windy Day!
Activity Description: Before you do the activity below, you need to download a Stop Motion app. Linda Booth Sweeney used this one itunes.apple.com/us/app/stop-motion-studio/id441651297?mt=8 Ms. Sweeney's step-by-step directions are below.
1. Set up your windy day scene. You may want to arrange found objects from around the house or create scenes using clay, cut-out paper dolls or legos. This is your “set”.
2. Set up an iPhone or Android “camera.” I taped mine to a spritzer maker to keep it steady. You can also use a tripod if you have one. You want to make sure your camera is steady. Check that you can see your set through the camera. Check the lighting. Can you see your objects well? If not, you may want to turn on a nearby lamp.
3. Take one photo. Then move the objects and take another photo. You will be moving each figure just a tiny bit. Take a picture each time you move something in your set.
4. Move. Click. Move. Click. Start with a 10-second video. At 5 frames a second (the minimum needed for animation to work), that’s 50 clicks of the camera, in total. For a one-minute video, you can expect to take about 300 pictures. It’s good to have patience. A lot of patience!
When you’re done, I’d love to see it and share it with our community! Email me your YouTube or Vimeo link here, and I’d be thrilled to share it with our Red Shoe Kids community via Twitter.
4N Essays Are Taking Off!
For the rest of the 2018-2019 school year, students will be writing essays about the books they recommend on our back bulletin board and their writing will be featured on our front bulletin board. Look for essays to be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Celebrate with us as we grow as readers and writers.