Our Kindergarten children were paired and asked to think about how they were different from their partner. They explored their differences and created a script highlighting what they discovered. The librarian took their ideas and together they interpreted them through short film sequences. The children worked on how to narrate their script and then it was taped and edited by the librarian using iMovie. The narration was added to the images and all was shared as a little film with the larger school community. Through film, the children were able to better understand the concept of difference and in a positive way grow.
The First Grade film project was collaboration between the classroom teacher, the art teacher and the librarian. The children created paintings in art of their partner. They wrote scripts in their classroom and they also worked with the librarian to Photoshop their photos, enhance them for the film and narrate the scripts.