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Fractured Fairy Tales

Use the SCAMPER model to write your own version of one of your favourite fairy tales.

  • S – Substitute. Can you substitute a character with a character from a different story?
  • C – Combine. Can you combine two characters or events into one?
  • A – Add. Can you add in a new character, place or event?
  • M – Magnify, Minify or Modify. What happens if you make a character or object much smaller or larger or change it in an important way? Can you alter the beginning, middle or end of the story or the way the characters act?
  • P – Put to other uses. How else could an object be used? What happens if the characters play different roles or respond to events in different ways?
  • E – Eliminate. What happens if you remove a character, place or event from the story?
  • R – Reverse or Rearrange. How does the story change if you reverse or rearrange the order of events or the roles of the characters?

Use Strip Designer ($3.79) to publish your story.

Remember to include a title and your name and grade.

Use Drawing Pad ($2.49) to illustrate your story.

Strip DesignerDrawing Pad App



The Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munsch

How to Teach Creative Writing (Sample) – Ticking Minds

Thinking Skills Workbook – Anzac Terrace Primary School 

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Help! I’m Turning into a Dragon!

This week when we were reading our novel in Info Lit, Billy began turning into into a dragon. The grade three students used the Camera app and the Drawing Pad app to make themselves look like they were beginning to turn into dragons too! Press play on our slideshow to take a look at some of our work.  We also revised how to save our work to the Camera Roll, how to move our image to our own photo album, and we saved our work to the school server using the WebDavNav+ app.  The grade threes sure are becoming very skilled iPad users!  Well done 🙂





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Grade Three Superheroes on Drawing Pad

The grade threes turned themselves into superheroes this week in Info Lit.  In our novel, ‘Billy is a Dragon’, the main character Billy is having a superhero birthday party.  This inspired us to turn ourselves into superheroes.

We took photos of each other, and inserted the photo into Drawing Pad.  We then used the Drawing Pad tools to give ourselves superpowers.  The children had lots of fun with this activity and they were really creative!

Here are some are some of our fantastic pieces of work.

Mrs Paterno 🙂

ammaar3am guru 3am savana Super Has Super Mel Kylie

We hope you like them!


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The 52 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

YEAH!!!! Finally we got to read The 52 Storey Treehouse… It’s been a long wait but after reading the first two chapters we decided it was definitely worth waiting 🙂
Andy and Terry have added 13 more storeys to their treehouse. So using the Drawing Pad app the grade threes drew which storey they would most like to visit.
Here’s some of their drawings…



Now there are twelve pictures of the new storeys included here.
There’s a prize for the first grade three person to comment on this post and let me know which of the new storeys of the treehouse is missing???
Happy hunting 🙂

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Mother’s Day Pic Collages

The stories and messages the Grade Threes wrote about their Mum’s were just beautiful. They made me smile, laugh and yes even brought tears to my eyes.

You should be as proud of them as I am. To achieve a finished product this week they had to open and use five different apps.

So here’s a few collages dedicated to YOU Mum…

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Story Writing and Pic Collage

Since you are all such CLEVER kids I thought I’d give you another test but with less instructions… Don’t PANIC…I know you’ll all do GREAT!

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 This week you need to:

  • draw a picture of your Mum and you in Drawing Pad and save your drawing to Photos.
  • go to Notes and write about what you did on Mother’s Day with your Mum, what you gave her and why you love her so much. Make sure you write your name and grade on your page before you start 🙂
  • open a new Pic Collage, add your drawing of your Mum from Photos and your text from Notes – don’t forget to change the background colour and make sure everything fits on your page!!!
  • save your Pic Collage to Photos and upload your finished Pic Collage to Dropbox to the folder called Mother’s Day Pic Collage.
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Check out our TREEEHOUSES

We took our inspiration from Andy and Terry and tried to create our own Treehouses…

It proved quite a challenge to draw fine lines and extra details in Drawing Pad, I’m sure everyone would have preferred to have pencils and paper 😉

But if you take a look at these drawings you’ll see some amazing TREEHOUSES!

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Treehouses and Drawing Pad

This week we will be using Drawing Pad to create our own Treehouses.

Hopefully the 13 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton will inspire the kids to get creative and use their imagination to come up with some awesome ideas and designs…

Hopefully with a little bit more imagination than I used to create my Treehouse  😉

I cant wait to see what they draw…

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‘Eggy’ our Superhero

We had a great time drawing cartoons as you can see. We all had a go creating ‘Eggy’ our Superhero. We learnt that each cartoon is individual and has its own quirks and there is no right or wrong when you’re drawing cartoons. It’s all about having fun and laughing 😉

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Cartoon Drawing and Drawing Pad

This weeks inspiration came from Richard Galbraith’s Cartoon Workshop 1 app and the 13 Storey Treehouse….

In the book the 13 Storey Treehouse, Andy and Terry start writing and illustrating their book and their inspiration is Superfinger. So to help inspire the grade 3’s cartoon drawing we took a look at Richard Galbraith’s cartoon workshop tips on how to create cartoon expressions. Did you know you just need four important features – eyebrows, eyes, noses and mouths? It was impressive just how little changes make a face happy, sad, cheeky, angry, surprised, worried, grumpy and quite pleased with oneself.

With the help of Richard’s Heroes and Villains cartoon instructions we became quite good at cartoon drawing. The real test came when we had to create our own Superhero or Villain using the Drawing Pad app.

Here’s just a sample of what we came up with…

Unfortunately Richard Galbraith’s Cartoon Workshop 1 App isn’t free. It costs $2.99 but it is well worth the money and lots of fun. Get yourself a pencil, an eraser and a sketchbook, and follow the step-by-step instructions to draw Richard’s cool cartoons. You’ll be amazed at what you can draw. The app has six themes, with 12 cartoons in each theme. That’s a total of 72 cartoons for you to draw!

Richard’s Cartoon Workshop 2 is worth a look too 😉

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