Fly Guy has been working hard at the B.o.Y. (Beginning of Year)! This year, I decided to make videos starring Fly Guy (from Tedd Arnold's amazing Fly Guy series) to go over expectations, book care, and parts of a book with primary grades. It saves me the trouble of repeating myself 14 times in a week, and it helps keep the students engaged while discussing a topic that's not particularly exciting.
To make the videos, I simply take pictures or video of Fly Guy in the library, then put them in the iMovie app on my iPad. I do a voiceover, then speed it up the audio to create Fly Guy's voice.
Here's the video I used the first time students came to the library to cover library procedures and expectations:
I showed this video the following week to reinforce book care. I paused it after each segment so we could discuss if Fly Guy was following library expectations or not.
One of kindergarten's TEKS standards is to identify parts of a book. I show students this video, then we play "Fly Guy Says" (also known as "Simon Says") to practice.
The kids love watching the Fly Guy videos, so I might be making more in the future!