Monster Project 2010

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Mrs. Natalia Melnikova and Tatyana Bondareva - Krasnoyarsk, Siberia





Mr. Ferguson's 4th grade - Franconia, New Hampshire
These past three weeks we have been working on a terrifying creature. Fangs, so sharp, eyes, so beady and a jet ski, so cool! It’s so scary your eyes will pop out of their sockets. This thing will stare at you for two whole hours, because he’s made out of cardboard and papier-mâché. This monster is scary but not real. This monster is participating in the Monster Project. It is a universal project. Schools from all around the world describe a body part or accessory. Then each school takes all of those descriptions and make them all the body parts come alive. But it is a process. We had to use PBC piping to keep it balance and sew to make it’s clothes.

 We use all the elements of art, which are line, shape, value, space, texture, form and color. We mostly used color and form. Our monster is very colorful and 3D.

 This sculpture is important to me because we worked very hard on this magnificent art piece.  I learned that it doesn’t come easy and it’s hard to work together on a big project. The Monster Project is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is posted on Mr. Ferguson's site at:

Ms. Gallo's 4th grades - Roosevelt, New York -  Flags of the Monster Makers (click for the PDF of all flags)


Miss Hope's Pre-K Class: Paramus, NJ.

Hello! My name is Sticky Hunon Sweaterface.

I live in a cave where I sleep and snore
all night
During the day time
I work in a spooky broken fort
in the woods
where I tip toe quietly up to people and go
My pet lion is called poodle and he
has big



Mrs. Brown's 5th & 6th Grade -- Haultain Community School, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

 Monster Month  ...


Mrs. Shelby's 4th grade - Mt. Erie, Illinois - Monster Stories






Stevens Creek Elementary, Cupertino, California: Monster Slide Show

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Rebecca Menser - Allen Academy - Bryan, TX
5th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies:
For our writing project, we wrote friendly letters to friends at other schools telling them about what we did.  Here are two examples:

Dear Sarah,
You should really go back to 5th grade!  We got to do a monster project and it was so much fun!  Your see, our new teacher, Mrs. Menser, had us do a monster project and it was crazy!  Marley and I did the hands.  They needed blood-red fingernails.  It also has magnets and a lot of blood (not on the hands or nails).  You see, there is this sheet and a lot of people in schools from around the world described a monster part for the project.  So we had to follow what the other kids had said that we should do for the monster! The monster is ugly and disgusting, but cool at the same time.  I'm pretty sure that you would have as much fun as I did.  Except for the cleaning up part!  Yeah, that part was a little bit hard because of the tiny bits of paper and stuff we saw we needed to clean up. 
We have 5 legs, 5 feet, 4 hands, wings, 2 arms, a jet ski, a cell phone, and a passport.  So, you'll need a lot of paper!  I really think you should do this project.
Dear Victoria,
I think you should do the monster project.  Well, to let you know how much fun it was, I'll tell you what we had to do.  First, we had to plan which part we had to do.  After that, we all got the supplies and started working, making sure we all read all of the descriptions.  Next, we all finished our parts and started attaching all the parts.  Finally, we added any little details and put them on.  Then we were done!  It took us a while, but it was SO much fun!  Well, I hope your school can do something like that this year!
Your friend,

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From Mr. Greenberg's Brainwaves Class - Building the Monster in Bridgeport, Connecticut





Miss Duygu's 5th Grade, Ozbag Orcun Primary School - Kirsehir, Turkey

The Story of Scarecrow

Scarecrow living in Kýrsehir is a wild monster.
She likes eating snakes, bugs and spiders very much.
She likes skating in her spare time.
Her dream is traveling all around the world with her skateboard.
She is talking to other monsters on her mobile phone.
Her cane is magical. If she touches you with it you can turn into a monster too.
She is going to America to find her friends.

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The Days of Halloween Song & I heard it in the Graveyard-- From Mr. Allen's Classes  
Cathedral of St. Raymond's School, Joliet, Illinois




Three Sons and the Lion -- Story from Ms. Namata in Uganda

This story is about the beginning of life in our culture defined by a man considered to be the first Muganda. He was called Kintu and this man had Three children one was called Gipili the oldest  and Labongo in the middle and  Walumbe the youngest.  That is back in the day when Kintu was sick and almost dying.  He tried to find of the three sons who was to become the successor or the hare of him so he gave his three sons a test that from that test he is going to prove who was the best to play the role of a father.

So Kintu put three pots of milk in the jungle deep down the river that it was a long way back home and first and foremost he sent the oldest son to go and bring that milk when he was sick.  The oldest son went and carried that pot but it was heavy when he got somewhere he found a lion and this lion told him, “Give me that milk and I 'll let you go free!”  But this boy was so scared he decided to give the milk to the lion and when he was back home without the milk and explained to the sick dad what had actually happened to the milk, the dad was sympathetic.  That he sent the second son to go for the second pot but when he was also coming back home he met the lion and the story was the same but this time the second son tried to explain to the lion that dad was sick and he needed milk. So he gave the lion half of the pot and brought the half back and explained the incident to the dad.  The dad Kintu decided to send the youngest son for the last pot.  When the young boy was coming with the milk he again met the same lion who wanted to drink the milk, but this time the boy insisted that it was for dad and he was sick he needed the milk to make it.  The lion tried to convince the young boy but he refused to give it the milk and he said that if the lion wants to eat him let it just eat him up!  But he is not going to give the milk to the lion.

  He went home with all the milk and he found dad was not actually home. Dad came later and thanked the youngest son for bringing the milk and he gave him the spear and the shield meaning that he the man enough to protect the rest of the brothers.  The boy found out that the lion was actually the dad dressing in the lion skin.

Kimberly Brown's Grade 5th & 6th grade - Abominable Snowman
Haultain Community School, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 




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