Monday, February 24, 2014

More Rules For Moose From 2nd Graders Using Skitch!

Second graders loved reading This Moose Belongs To Me by Oliver Jeffers.  I had barely lifted the book to share when several students recognized his text and illustration style from another great book, The Day The Crayons Quit, a book he illustrated for author Drew Daywalt.  (...not to mention Oliver Jeffers' The Hueys series and Stuck!)

After reading the book, we watched the very funny Oliver Jeffers Author Film 2013, which only amped up student enthusiasm for this clever author-illustrator.  

For those who haven't seen This Moose Belongs To Me, here is a little peek from the book trailer.

The book features Wilfred who thinks he owns a moose and attempts to share all of his expectations in the form of rules.  Moose doesn't seem interested in following Wilfred's rules.  In fact, it isn't entirely clear that moose has even notice Wilfred, much less his rules.  

Second graders thought that maybe Wilfred needed to see if moose would follow their rules. They used the iPad app Skitch to illustrate over masterpieces, a style used by Mr. Jeffers in his book.    

They chose their own rules for moose.  Here are just a few examples.

Rule #17 - No peeing in the house.
Picture Source: THE PATH TO THE HEART — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov,

Rule #136 - Stay in the yard.
Picture Source: Xiamen E-oilpainting Co., Ltd.,

Rule #104 - Let me ride you and don't buck me off.
Picture Source:

Rule #123 - Never leave the yard.
Picture Source: Landscape by Rocambole,

Rule #104 - Always greet me at the door.
Picture Source: RAINY AFTERNOON — PALETTE KNIFE Oil Painting On Canvas By Leonid Afremov,

Rule #102 - Never eat my blanket.
Picture Source:

Rule #121 - Always stay in the yard.
Picture Source:

In the end, my 2nd graders, being the practical people that they are, seemed sure that moose probably wouldn't follow their rules either...but it was fun imagining!