I had an amazing lesson last week with Pre-K. They are learning how to use Puppet Pals. They have been studying a unit on stories and story telling, so we have been teaching them how to use Puppet Pals.
Today I taught them how to add their own backdrop. They picked it up in no time flat! They have already learned how to add puppets both from the given list and making their own, move them and record.
This week I showed them how to add their own backdrop. They took a picture of the slide on the playground, then they recorded a character giving a rule for how to use the slide. They were done with this so quickly that we had time for a discussion afterward.
We talked about all of the things that we knew about how to use Puppet Pals. Even though we have been learning these skills for the last three weeks, they could all tell me what they knew how to do. It was amazing to sit with them while they thought of something that had not been said. They are a great group of students who seem, despite their age, to be able to build on their learning very effectively.
When I asked them what we could do next week they said that they are building a fairy castle garden. They then decided that they could take pictures of their garden as the back drop and they could make costume prop items for themselves this week. Then next week they can dress up and take pictures of themselves as the characters to put into their garden. I am very excited to see what they produce!
This is a video that was produced by two boys who wanted to do the three little pigs but Puppet Pals doesn’t have three pigs! They do have three astronauts!