First grade classes are learning about plants and animals. I read Steve Jenkins’ book, What Do You Do When Something Wants to Eat You? which is about how prey animals try to avoid getting eaten. I had the students respond to the last sentence in the book, “What would you do if an animal wanted to eat you?” and they recorded their response by taping a video on Flipgrid.
When I use Flipgrid with older students (second grade and older) I have the students write their reflection before having them record their video. However, with first grade students I felt it would be more of a barrier if they had to write sentences before hand. At the least it would have made this activity take two library visits to complete and I didn’t think it would be worth dragging it out.
The students sure did enjoy seeing themselves! Check out one of the classes responses.