Thursday, May 23, 2013

Writing Activity Using "Build Your Wild Self" Website

by Matt Gomez. You can connect with me on my blog mattBgomez.comTwitterFacebook or Pinterest.
I really love the site Build Your Wild Self. The site allows you customize a person by using many different animal parts as you can see in the image above. It is simple to use and FREE.  Today we played around on the site during large group and had a great time creating "wild people." After a while I asked the class to discuss with their neighbor "what animal parts do you wish you had?" Then I sent them to write a journal about what two animal parts they wished the had and why. I enjoyed listening to them discuss and think through what parts they would pick and why. Here are a few of the examples...
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  1. This looks so fun! I can't wait to try it :)

  2. I love this site and have used it before! Great for animal adaptations! :)

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  3. I did not know about this website, but it is going to be so much fun to use on our last day of school today! What a great writing and discussion activity!

  4. This site is so much fun! I use it at the beginning of the year with our theme of "Be Yourself." We read The Mixed-Up Chameleon and then use the site to create and write about our mixed up selves.. LOTS of fun!

  5. This looks like so much fun! Another book that would go along with this activity is Imogene's Antlers. What a great activity for the last few days of school!
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  6. Our librarian used this one year with the kiddos....but I had totally forgotten about it! Thanks for the reminder and another activity to have a little fun with my firsties as we wind down the year...Thanks again! =)

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  7. My, what an interesting activity for kids! I would love to answer that question, too! Well, if you’d ask me, I would wish to have wings. In that way I could travel and see the world without the need to spend too much. I’ve been scanning the drawings and it’s really good that kids have the ability to imagine.

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