Handmade Storybooks

 

EVERYBODY CAN FLY HIGH

EVERYBODY CAN FLY HIGH

How many times have you had an idea and had no doubt in your mind that an idea was possible?  How long has it been since you allowed yourself to freely create?  How long has it been since you did something without listening to the nay-sayers or the negative influencers?

If you are in a creative rut, maybe let a child inspire you in more ways than one.  You might just learn something……

It was a couple of days ago, when my friend Despina Karamitsou, informed me about an interesting  online platform called http://storybird.com where one can easily use famous artists’ paintings to make his/her own storybook!

Well, being in bed with sciatica and having an almost broken laptop both at school and at home, I thought… “This is an excellent idea to have my daughter Alexiana and me involved in working on something  really creative …..using our imagination”!

So, we ended up working all afternoon on the idea! We have made two little books so far…the first one was created on Halloween afternoon and Alexiana, who’s the  story writer , decided to name it  ” The sad witch” .

The second one ,which I  am presenting to you today, is called “Everybody can FLY high”!

I have thought that, this is an excellent idea to use in class ,too….especially in my classroom, where we don’t  even have either  a laptop or a projector!!

The teacher, can either ask the students to work in groups drawing their own  pictures and then decide  about the storylines OR the teacher can provide the different groups of students  with random pictures and ask them to come up with different versions of a  story related to the pictures!

Using http://storybird.com of course, is the best thing one can do, but even in a classroom like mine, in a state school which lacks even the basics, arts and craft work plus lots of inspiration and imagination,  can work miracles!!

I  like our new story ” Everybody can FLY high” cause, It helps me think positive about my condition these days in bed , looking at the ceiling and wishing for a speedy recovery! I need to FLY back to my students again and I LOVE Alexiana who is so thoughtful and willing to help me recover in her own way unique way:  by writing her own, POSITIVE THINKING STORY!

 

EVERYBODY CAN FLY HIGH

EVERYBODY CAN FLY HIGH

BRAVERY: Here comes , Superman! He CAN fly in a magic way! He is STRONG and BRAVE to FLY high, too! Jr class version: Superman CAN fly high! He HAS no fear! He IS strong and brave!

BRAVERY: Here comes , Superman!
He CAN fly in a magic way! He is STRONG and BRAVE to FLY high, too!
Jr class version:
Superman CAN fly high!
He HAS no fear!
He IS strong and brave!

WILL: Here comes, Mr Elephant! He CAN fly, because he is a HERO ! He doesn't mind his weight! He has the WILL to fly ....! Jr class version: Mr Elephant CAN fly high! He HAS a plane. He LIKES planes. He IS a big hero!

WILL: Here comes, Mr Elephant! He CAN fly, because he is a HERO !
He doesn’t mind his weight! He has the WILL to fly ….!
Jr class version:
Mr Elephant CAN fly high!
He HAS a plane.
He LIKES planes.
He IS a big hero!

 

HAPPINESS: Here comes, Miss Fairy! She CAN FLY high, because she is HAPPY and happiness helps us FLY really high! Jr class version: Miss Fairy CAN fly high! She HAS a beautiful smile. She LIKES her beautiful wings. She IS happy!

HAPPINESS: Here comes, Miss Fairy!
She CAN FLY high, because she is HAPPY and happiness helps us FLY really high!
Jr class version:
Miss Fairy CAN fly high!
She HAS a beautiful smile.
She LIKES her beautiful wings.
She IS happy!

GRATITUDE: Here comes, Mr Bird! He is LUCKY to be able to FLY high, because he has real WINGS! He was born to FLY high and he is really THANKFUL for this! Jr class version: This little bird CAN fly high! It HAS real wings. It LIKES clouds. It IS lucky and thankful

GRATITUDE: Here comes, Mr Bird!
He is LUCKY to be able to FLY high, because he has real WINGS!
He was born to FLY high and he is really THANKFUL for this!
Jr class version:
This little bird CAN fly high!
It HAS real wings.
It LIKES clouds.
It IS lucky and thankful

DEDICATION: Here comes Miss Bee! She CAN FLY high , because she is BUSY! She works hard and she LOVES flowers! BEAUTY ,helps her FLY high! Jr class version: Miss Bee CAN fly high! She HAS many friends. She LIKES flowers. She IS busy!

DEDICATION: Here comes Miss Bee!
She CAN FLY high , because she is BUSY! She works hard and she LOVES flowers! BEAUTY ,helps her FLY high!
Jr class version:
Miss Bee CAN fly high!
She HAS many friends.
She LIKES flowers.
She IS busy!

 

FREEDOM: Here come, the ducks! They are FREE to FLY high! They CAN TRAVEL around the world!They CAN reach the clouds! Jr class version: The ducks CAN fly high! They HAVE a long neck. They LIKE lakes. They ARE free!

FREEDOM: Here come, the ducks!
They are FREE to FLY high! They CAN TRAVEL around the world!They CAN reach the clouds!
Jr class version:
The ducks CAN fly high!
They HAVE a long neck.
They LIKE lakes.
They ARE free!

DARING: Here comes, Mr Bat! He CAN FLY really high, even in the DARK because, she is FEARLESS ! He DARES TO FLY no matter how dark it is ...! Jr class version: Mr Bat CAN fly high! He HAS small eyes.

DARING: Here comes, Mr Bat!
He CAN FLY really high, even in the DARK because, she is FEARLESS ! He DARES TO FLY no matter how dark it is …!
Jr class version:
Mr Bat CAN fly high!
He HAS small eyes. He LIKES the dark. He IS fearless.

FAITH: Here comes, the little angel! It  CAN FLY high, too because, it  is a BELIEVER  ! If we BELIEVE, we CAN do anything! Jr class version: This little angel CAN fly high! It HAS a nice smile. It LIKES heaven. It IS cute!

FAITH: Here comes, the little angel!
It CAN FLY high, too because, it is a BELIEVER ! If we BELIEVE, we CAN do anything!
Jr class version:
This little angel CAN fly high!
It HAS a nice smile.
It LIKES heaven.
It IS cute!

FRIENDSHIP: Here comes, Mr Kite! He CAN FLY high because, he has many FRIENDS who help him FLY in the sky! Children are his best friends! Jr class version: Mr Kite CAN fly high! He HAS many friends. He LIKES children. He IS NOT alone!

FRIENDSHIP: Here comes, Mr Kite!
He CAN FLY high because, he has many FRIENDS who help him FLY in the sky! Children are his best friends!
Jr class version:
Mr Kite CAN fly high!
He HAS many friends.
He LIKES children.
He IS NOT alone!

UNITY: Here come the balloons! They CAN FLY above the clouds because, they FLY TOGETHER and they SHARE the party fun and the children games! Jr class version: These balloons CAN fly high! They HAVE beautiful colours. They LIKE parties. They ARE playful!

UNITY: Here come the balloons!
They CAN FLY above the clouds because, they FLY TOGETHER and they SHARE the party fun and the children games!
Jr class version:
These balloons CAN fly high!
They HAVE beautiful colours.
They LIKE parties.
They ARE playful!

DREAMS : Here comes, the hot-air balloon! It CAN FLY really high, because it's a DAY- DREAMER ! It helps people who DREAM about flying FLY high and enjoy the view, too ! Jr class version: This hot-air balloon CAN fly high! It HAS a dream. It LIKES the view. It IS huge!

DREAMS : Here comes, the hot-air balloon!
It CAN FLY really high, because it’s a DAY- DREAMER ! It helps people who DREAM about flying FLY high and enjoy the view, too !
Jr class version:
This hot-air balloon CAN fly high!
It HAS a dream.
It LIKES the view.
It IS huge!

LOVE:This is ME ! I CAN FLY high , because I LOVE my mother so much and my LOVE , CAN help her FLY high too!! Jr class version: This IS me! I CAN fly high, too! I HAVE a loving family! I LOVE my mother. I AM blessed!

LOVE:This is ME !
I CAN FLY high , because I LOVE my mother so much and my LOVE , CAN help her FLY high too!!
Jr class version:
This IS me!
I CAN fly high, too!
I HAVE a loving family!
I LOVE my mother.
I AM blessed!

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2 thoughts on “Handmade Storybooks

  1. Hi Aphro mou, and hi to the wonderful Alexiana!

    What a BEAUTIFUL book! The story, the pictures, everything! Clapping loudly and cheering from Switzerland : )

    My warmest wishes,
    Vicky

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