"I like your movie idea James, I wanna help make the movie" - Abby
This morning we gathered with the intent to work on our animal book when James and Caleb asked if they could take videos. We thought about what we could make a video about and a big idea arose...
"Maybe we can make a movie with all the animals in it!" said James. "It could be about all the animals around the world!" added Caleb.
The classroom immediately went abuzz with excitement as the children began to share more ideas for our movie:
James: Maybe we can make a movie with all the animals in it! Caleb: It could be about all the animals in the world Will:We need to put beautiful birds in it Cate: We need to gather all the animals in the world. I know about all the animals Elena: Maybe we can write it down like what’s the beginning and what’s the end. I want dinosaurs in the movie Abby: I like your movie idea James, I wanna help make the movie Hugh: it’s all animals James: First we need to make a background Tommy: Make sure there’s no dying, no dying in the movie All the children: No hunters Lily: I’m drawing the stage, now let’s get the ideas! Tommy: I’m taking pictures of what we need to make it. We need buildings for the background Will: We can use pictures for the background Dagny: I would like to help make the movie, night want my seal to be in the movie because he likes being in movies and he can come out of water Caleb: We could use pictures at the end to show the characters Cate: I know what to put in, my panda bear to the rescue! Abby: We can put a fire in the movie and then all the animals can run away and be safe! ames: I know! We can save them!
Using calendars and magazines from the message center, the children initiated cutting out pictures of animals and "backgrounds"
"I’m drawing the stage, now let’s get the ideas!" - Lily
Our next plan is to bring these initial ideas to the children tomorrow. We will hopefully decide from there on a few committees that can each get to work on different areas and aspects of the movie