All credits for this amazing idea goes to my colleague Kaitlyn (@diebel07) who thought of this on a whim last week! Genius.
Day 1: Watch "Room on the Broom" available on Netflix
Day 1: Present a STEAM project to the students - They must design their own broom that has a seat for each of the characters in "Room on the Broom"! Click here for the activity overview and reflection questions. Click here for the supplies and character printouts. Give them time (30+ minutes) to draft and begin building their first broom design. We worked in self-selected groups of four and it went very smoothly.
Day 2: Revisit the STEAM project. Let them experiment with another round of building to improve on their design, followed up by the back page of the worksheet to reflect. After you test each broom's final design, celebrate!!
Day 3-5: Using DoInk for Greenscreen, have students take pictures of their brooms in front of green butcher paper (or a green tablecloth background). They then select a background for their broom. Upload the final product to students' Seesaw accounts. Take a look below to see where some of my students wanted to fly their brooms! We did this in small groups each day - by the end of the week, everyone had a fun photo uploaded to Seesaw!
If you have a creative project that your students loved, please share in the comments!