Monster Project 2012

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Mrs. Kopp's Class in St. Louis has two new videos to share: A student-made video and a drama called Monster Hunters!


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My students surprised me today with this video remembrance of the Monster Project. They took all the pictures on their own, wrote the script, and put it together.  Pretty neat 
what the Monster Project does for our students!  Thank you for such an inspiring project! Enjoy! 
Jenny Kopp -- Miriam School

Mrs. Ewing/Mrs. Brakenbury's 4th Grade - Monmouth, Illinois

Monster Planning


Dr. Evil Explains Monster Measurements


Stephanie Finley’s 4th grade, Brixham Montessori Friends School, York, Maine:

Monster Writing Booklet - Click to Read the whole book!

West Prairie South Elementary - Mrs. Nation, Mrs. Oursler & Miss Friel's 4th Grade

Monster Poems


Nathalie Roy - grades 5 (9-10 year olds), in Kanata, Ontario, Canada.

 Students composed Monster Songs and perform them in English and French.


Maureen Gibbons’ 3rd Grade, Jaworek Elementary School, Marlborough, Massachusetts - (Hurricane Sandy hit their city.)

A Monster Tour of Marlboro, Massachusetts




Good Hope, Illinois: Mrs. Kern's/Mrs. Rush's 4th Grade 

Monster Stew


Mr. J T Puvuvled



Monster Writing/Art 

Monster Stew Recipe


La Quinta, California: Mr. Simonsen interviewed a few of his monster makers on his cell phone. They built Twisted Tongue integrating math objectives.


 Podcast Examples - Warning - Very Scary!!  Right Click - Select Play Audio in New Tab
These are podcasts that might be played on the radio to advertise Monster Movies

Don't Answer the Phone  by Davion and Billy
Knock Knock! by Anjanaya, James, and Abbie
The Killer Rats by Tyler and Davion
Graveyard of the Wolves by Makay and Mark
Coming In! by Shelton and Cierra
Zombies from the Dead by Marissa, Hailey, and Kaitlynn


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Three Sons and the Lion -- (from an earlier Monster project) 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.

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