Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Many of you know that I connect with a variety of other teachers and educators on-line via Twitter, Edmodo and a variety of other social media tools. Today I noticed a link to the video below. The teacher that posted it is a teacher librarian in our school division and thought it would be a great way to kick off I Love to Read Month. I agreed :) Today we watched it and did a little bit of writing during Daily 5 time. The kids liked it so much they asked to watch it again while they were eating their lunches, so I thought I would share it with you too. Enjoy!
-Mrs. Malkoske


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

Here are some of their comments about the video:
My favourite part was the houses flying all over the place. -Cameron
In the movie I saw a tornado. -Nick
There was a tornado and everything was flying. There was a man riding his bike to home and he was flying. -Sam
When we watched the movie, my favourite part was when the book needed surgery. -Madeline
My favourite part of the movie was when he did surgery. -Rylee
My favourite part of the movie was when all the books were sad because the man was leaving. Then the little girl came and they were happy again. -Ashley
When he came into the different world, he was black and white. Then he went into the house with all kinds of books. When he picked up a book and read it he turned colour. -Tristan
When the man was lending the books to people, and wehn he gave them a book, they turned colour. -Sydney R
In the movie my favourite part was where the books had to have surgery. It was a good movie. -Aaron
In the movie there was a part where the book had surgery and the book was hooked up like a person to see if his heart was beating. When he read the book, there were bumps like his heart was beating. -Tyson
My favourite part was when the man put the little jacket on the book. -Jadyn
When he looked at the book it made him turn colour because he liked it. -Kendall

4 comments:

Mr. Hoeppner said...

Thanks for sending me the link to the video - my class loved watching it, and they did some great writing about it!

Lydia Penner said...

Thank you for posting this video. I am a grade 2/3 teacher in WSD1 and have been following your blog all year. I do a once/week blog in my class and have gotten great ideas from your class, so thanks a million. I loved this video. We watched it today and made comments on our blog. How did you get the video onto your site?

Best wishes and many thanks. Tell your class I think they're doing some great learning!
Lydia Penner

Niki said...

I am so glad that you all enjoyed the video. I found it from another Teacher-Librarian at a nearby school. I have been showing the video to my classes this week too!
I hope that you all have a wonderful time celebrating reading this month!
-Mrs. Card

Ty's Mom said...

Hi Mrs. Malkoske,

Ty and I just sat and watched this very cool video together. It is so moving and he was able to give me the play by play of what was happening and what it all meant. We really enjoyed it. I will be sure to pass this on to my teacher librarian so that she can use it at my school, John Pritchard.

Ty's Mom and Ty