Saturday, 10 October 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday




This week's shots are of Mr Crocodile. As I was putting two kitchen roll cardboard tubes in my bag to take to school for junk modelling, I clicked them together on my fingers and Mr Crocodile was born. He is all ready now to go into school on Monday and teach those pesky Monkeys a lesson. If they had not swung in the tree above his head and teased him, I expect he would have left them alone. We sing this song (Five Little Monkeys) quite often and the children act out the part of the monkeys and the crocodile with little pictures for their characters. We played it the other day and we had gone through four of the monkeys. Only R. was left. We got the the part of the song where Mr Crocodile was about to eat R. Monkey for his tea when all of a sudden he bolted! He was not about to be eaten by any crocodile thank you very much!
Have a look at this picture to see the long suffering Mr Crocodile shrink wrapped to within an inch of his life.
Visit Hey Harriet for more shadowy shots.

24 comments:

Lynne said...

We chase Reuben by using our arms to act as the crocodiles jaws. He thinks its great fun!
Hope you're having a snappy, happy weekend!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

How funny...it's exactly what we expected too! We're sure the children will be thrilled come Monday! Happy SSS!

Poetikat said...

Your students are so fortunate to have such an imaginative and fun-loving teacher! They will remember you well into their dotage I'm sure. (The best ones you remember forever!)

By the way, it's not me in the photo - just someone on Flickr (a photo I thought was appropriate.)

Sylvia K said...

Reminds me of stuff I used in some of my classes years and years ago! This is really cool, fun shadow shot, and yes, your students are fortunate! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Linda Sue said...

YI! I am so afraid!

Mar said...

they should be fun!

Hey Harriet said...

Upon arriving here I was wondering what on earth are those shadows? Ahhh, I see. A cranky crocodlie! Your little students are so lucky to have you for a teacher! They probably even look forward to going to school because of your fun antics :)

Lynne said...

Thanks Sarah, so that's why I drink so much tea!

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh that's a nice bit of creative reuse!

rattlingon said...

Tried to leave comments before but kept getting error messages, so we'll see...
I love junk modelling, and what would we do if cardboard tubes had never been invented?!?

rattlingon said...

Tried to leave comments before but kept getting error messages, so we'll see...
I love junk modelling, and what would we do if cardboard tubes had never been invented?!?

ADonald466 said...

Hi Sarah - whay a super fun post - and a great way to make learning fun!! Love, Anne

happilyretired said...

Fun shadow series ... kewl idea ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

I didn't think this is an art. I thought it was a hair curl or something. Funny shot, dear girl §;-)

Happy SS

kendalee said...

Well these inner tube thingies are just being made into wonderful creatures all around the blogosphere - and I love your crocodile! And clever Ronnie!

Thank you for the flickr link - GREAT idea! So clever. And yes, I do still have your address... one little tree will be on its way to you soon :)

hope you have a lovely week... xo

Michael said...

Nice shadow and a nice story. I think the croc would have eaten me, as I took so long wondering from his shadow what he could be.

Catherine said...

he certainly makes some cool monochrome shadows..

Candace said...

Fantastic, Sarah. How your students must love you and your classes!

Take care,
Candace in Athens x

Liz said...

That sounds like fun! The kids should enjoy that!

Tracy said...

What fun Sarah...these shadows and Mr. Crocodile's story. I would love to be in your class! :o) Happy week, my friend ((HUGS))

JunieRose2005 said...

Very neat!! :)


Junie

Anairam said...

I love this! I am going to make one too, if you don't mind. I don't have any pesky monkeys to scare though. Hey, no, what about the neighbour's children! Mwah ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

Renee said...

I totally think even I could do that with Josephine.

Love Renee xoxo

Sam said...

Ah! You teach little people - sweet!! I'm pretty sure I remember doing action dancing and singing in my youth at small school - it sounds like fun! I'm thinking this croc was a real hit - especially with the boys - he makes a fabulous shadow!