Whoops! I meant to get back to this months ago! I have loads of time since my students are studying for final exams next week and I'm settling in for 2 weeks of deskwarming. If only I had a camp idea for winter that lives up to the way this one was received...! Okay, here are the PPTs.
Hello Everybody. I just finished this camp I put together for the last two weeks and I have to say it turned out very well! In two weeks, 40 minutes/day, a small group of students and I made a short movie. This was done in Elementary school, but I think it's highly adaptable to any age level. In fact, I did it in High School last summer and it was a success then as well.First thing's first. Here are the finished movies: "The Nojeon Ghost", 5th Grade Elementary Movie
"The Monster of Death", 6th Grade Elementary Movie
"Death Note", 5th Grade Elementary Moviehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HSywtxnnhEHow you organize this project is up to you, and I highly suggest organizing it to fit your style, but here's the schedule of how it worked for me, in a 10-day format.Day 1: Introduce Camp and IcebreakerDay 2: Movie Idea BrainstormingDay 3: Script WritingDay 4: Script WritingDay 5: Script Writing/FilmingDay 6: FilmingDay 7: FilmingDay 8: StoryboardsDay 9: Editing and Finding MusicDay 10: Movie Party and Oscar CeremonyI was lucky enough to have a very small group of students in each class (between 5-7), so we were able to make the movie all together as a class. It helps to have them brainstorm in pairs first, and then come together as a group afterwards, especially if the class is not familiar with each other. Script writing was done as a group in my case, with 2 or 3 students generally acting as the leaders and giving the most input for the group.I can go into more details about each stage if anybody is interested. Overall, it is a fantastic way to do something that lasts beyond the borders of the classroom. I feel that students can remember their camp experience fondly by using English in a creative and unconventional way. Please post your results if you decide to do this!~~~~~As I mentioned, I also did this in High School last year. The premise was slightly different (they had to adapt fairy tale characters into a new story), but the project was basically the same. Here are two of the finished products from that camp:"Irreparable"
"Poor Humpty Dumpty"