international kids day

International Kids Day & #TweetADream, Part 2

Two evenings ago I posted about #TweetADream and the third grade students at SES. Today I worked with the 5th grade class on their own version of this project. Just like before, students were given the same instructions. However, they were told that their work would also be featured in a graduation video that I would put together after the project was finished. This time I took two pictures- one of the sign that could be posted online, and another that included the student’s face for the video.

The students settled down and thought hard. For this class, they focused on their own futures. Many listed the future career choice that they wished to have, or how they would make a difference in the world. As always, some students were very surprising in what they chose to write for their dreams. Every child worked carefully on their piece, wanting it to look great.

Because I wanted to create a graduation video with the photos, I also got the principal and their 5th grade teacher to create signs. For each of their dreams, they had to write what they wished for the students in the future. The students have no idea what either sign says, so it will be a surprise for them to read tonight!

In order to create the video, I set up a PowerPoint presentation and had each image on a slide. I also had a text box that restated the child’s sign in case it wasn’t easily readable, and then the child’s name below it. I set the timing for the slides, and then added in some royalty-free music. Kevin MacLeod’s site is always my go to for this purpose. I then savedit all as a video file. The result was fantastic.

Check out our images below!

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This one was my absolute favorite!

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What a noble dream!

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And here are the images from the principal and then the 5th grade teacher:

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International Kids Day & #TweetADream

It was by sheer luck on June 1 that I learned about the #TweetADream hashtag on Twitter. I saw one of my followers post about it and her dream for students. By the way, thanks @GrundlerArt for sharing it! Anyway, I thought it would be a very cool project to do with some students. We were down to two full days and 1 ½ day of school, and I thought that maybe some teachers would like another half hour activity to fill some space. I was able to book a third grade class on the 1st, and a 5th grade class for the 2nd. I’m actually hoping to incorporate 5th grade’s into their graduation tomorrow.

Before I go any further, here’s the idea behind it. A group on Twitter, @ourfutureworld, hosts the hashtag #TweetADream as part of International Kids Day. Kids around the world are to write their dream on a piece of paper and share via Twitter using the hashtag #TweetADream. What results is rather fantastic. Below, I’m going to share the results from the 3rd grade class that I worked with on 6/1. I’ll write another post to share the results of the 5th grade class for 6/2.

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This one was one of my favorite results! 🙂

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What a wonderful dream for our world!

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Another one of my favorites 🙂

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I love the way the student illustrated this one… then again I’m a Minecraft nerd myself!

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I’m so proud of this student’s work… he spent a long time coming up with this and it turned out fantastic!

Did you participate in #TweetADream? Let me know!