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November 13, 2020

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Drama and Film Fun To Finish The Year!

Thank you to all the members who have shown their support for Learn From Play by purchasing a subscription in the past few weeks. This means a lot to us and lets us know that you value what we are doing and want us to continue to produce high quality, teacher constructing learning resources for you and your students to enjoy.

This week's newsletter is all about getting your students working together as a team. The blog is about the art of group public speaking while the "Shine A Light" section is on our Film School. The book activity this week is the 2020 Caldecott Honor Book - Bear Came Along which young students will enjoy and as usual we have a bright and colourful poster to keep your classroom looking new and fresh.

This week's blog is from Shane and is a unique way to gamify the teaching of drama and get your students

working as a smooth, unified team. Based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and nothing to do with nappies or babies this article includes multiple ways in which you can get your students to hone their public speaking skills and work together to compete against other teams as points are scored, stolen and re-won throughout the activity. To read all about it please click the image above.

The Free Book Resources this week are based on the 2020 Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along. A bright colourful story about sharing an adventure of discovery with a group of ever growing river dwellers. Activities for this book are aimed at pre-school and Kindergarten aged students and include an art and craft bear making activity, a cut and paste order the story worksheet, a look at strengths, weaknesses and helping others, a memory game, a maze and a simple mathematics activity using numbers up to 5. Click on the resources shown above to see all the activities for this book both printable and virtual plus the on-line interactive games.

The Free Book Resources this week are based on the 2020 Caldecott Honor book Bear Came Along. A bright colourful story about sharing an adventure of discovery with a group of ever growing river dwellers. Activities for this book are aimed at pre-school and Kindergarten aged students and include an art and craft bear making activity, a cut and paste order the story worksheet, a look at strengths, weaknesses and helping others, a memory game, a maze and a simple mathematics activity using numbers up to 5. Click on the resources shown above to see all the activities for this book both printable and virtual plus the on-line interactive games.

Film School is designed for anyone who wants to take their communication skills to a whole new level with film and video. This fun and exciting course empowers participants with skills as they script, film and edit video stories that really shine. Learning is fully supported and self-paced via on-demand video lessons.

This course is able to be accessed via Learn From Play, as and when you need it, so your students can complete it as quickly or slowly as you like. We would expect you to take about 4 Weeks to complete all the challenges but you could equally complete these in a week of solid fun.

Once all the lessons have been completed your students will have a set of videos they can share with your school community. They will also have the skills they need to create a whole school video to showcase all that has been achieved in 2020. They could create a fun montage to show how strong they are at the end of this challenging year and how much we are all looking forward to a new start in 2021. The Film School lessons provide everything you need with fun, hands on learning challenges that will inspire and empower your students to become enthusiastic & skilled story tellers using motion pictures to create compelling visual stories. Click the image above to complete the first 3 modules of the course for free with your Learn From Play login or unlock all the lessons with a Premium $99 tax deductible Annual Subscription.

New Poster - This week's poster is perfect for our Shine A Spotlight on Film School and the art of video story telling. Yet another way to brighten your classroom and inspire your students. Click the poster to grab it now.

As always if you have any questions, feedback or content suggestions for areas of the curriculum that you would like to see gamified send me an email. In the mean time, please help us grow our Learn From Play teaching community by sharing the site with your colleagues so everyone can benefit.

Rachel McCann
Rachel@LearnFromPlay.com

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