A few nice farm animal pictures images I found:
Animal Farm: Napolean Trading Card
Image by lynnemb
Created with fd’s Flickr Toys. Pig image at www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/548830461/ from Pigs on Parade.
Summary: In this activity students studying Animal Farm create a trading card using images from Flickr and Trading Card Maker from bighugelab.com . In the description area of the card students will write a little rap about the character they have chosen
This lesson can be easily adapted for different grade levels and applied to many novels.
Understandings: Students are able to express key personality traits in a creative writing exercise and choose a representative photo.
Essential Questions: How do images reflect character traits?
How can we briefly express a key character attribute?
Performance Task: Students will describe the essential traits of a character from Animal Farm in a short ‘rap’
Student will choose a photo to represent a character in line with that character’s personality.
DO NOW: Write 2 phrases that describe a main character from Animal Farm.
1. Working in pairs, students choose a main character from Animal Farm to write a short rap about.
2. Students go to bighugelabs.com and select Trading Card activity.
3. In another browser window, students go to Flicker and locate a picture that exemplifies a main character from Animal Farm from the "Fiberglass Public Art on Parade." (no account is required)
3. Students copy and paste the URL of the picture into the "Choose a photo: URL" section of Trading Card Maker.
4. Students complete the Title with the Name of the Novel (Animal Farm) and the sub-title with the name of the character.
5. In the Description box, students write a short rap (6-8 lines) that fits into the available space about that character.
6. Students save the card to their class account if available (or send to their flicker account) and print it when finished
7. In their class blog, students write a paragraph describing how and why the chose that photo to represent the character.
Grant’s Farm – Blue-and-Yellow Macaw For Kiki (Explored)
Image by Express Monorail
I snapped this shot last weekend on my trip to the forests of Trinidad… errrr… I mean Grant’s Farm in St. Louis. I have to say this is probably my best animal picture that I’ve taken. Shooting just about all the way out with the 70-300 I wanted to make sure that I froze the action if there was any, so I hiked the ISO up to 800. The amazing thing about these new cameras like the D300 is that even at ISO 800 there is little to no noise. I gave this a quick run through Noise Ninja just to touch up some color noise, but that’s it…
This one’s for you Kiki :=0)
View Large On Black For the Detail!
Focal Length: 270mm
St. Louis, Missouri
There are some foods which are toxic to birds and parrots as a group. Cherry pits, avocados, chocolate, and caffeine are among the foods toxic to parrots. Chocolate and caffeine are not metabolized by birds the same way they are in humans. Cherry pits contain cyanogenic glycosides, and avocados contain persin which are both toxic compounds to birds. Safe foods include oranges, apples, grapes, peanuts, walnuts and sunflower seeds.
This picture made it to Flickr Explore May 31, 2009 – #480 – thanks everyone!
Thanks for droppin’ in!
Frame created with ImageFramer for the Mac.
Image by glen.dahlman
Frame created with Apparent Software’s ImageFramer 2.4.7 for Mac OS X.