Wednesday, May 30, 2012

4th Grade Flip Books


I ramped up the stakes on the flip book project this year. I told my students that not only would I post some of the best animations on this blog, but they would be on YouTube as well. That was the magic word. I personally like BAZINGA, but YouTube works for 4th graders. This is another great end of the year project. I really like that it can be extended for kids who either have an extra class or just work quicker. It can just as easily be shorter. 

For this project, I just cut standard white copy paper (I have a parent who donates tons!) into quarters. I try to be pretty exact with my cutting so the papers line up better. The kids just think of an idea and start drawing. The paper is thin enough to be able to see the previous page. It helps to make sure the drawings are lining up properly. If a student finishes early, they can always trace their drawings with sharpie, add color, or add more animation.

6 comments:

Mr. E said...

:) THOSE ARE GREAT!!!! May need to try that next year.

Zach Stoller said...

The kids have a great time with the flip books. I'd definitely recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Zac! will teach K-5 this year after 2 years with TEENS - your site is a GREAT refresher for working with younger students. Graci, K.

Zach Stoller said...

Thanks!

carolinapg said...

How many pages would you say the average book is? Great idea!

Zach Stoller said...

It works best to use at least 20-25 pages. Go for it!