Monster Zoom | Can We Recreate Drawings From Your Descriptive Writing?
Descriptive writing is at the heart of this fun, creative, and interactive one-time class! Students will draw a monster, write a short descriptive paragraph, and then share ONLY their written description! Classmates will try to recreate it.
New Horizons Academy
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**Videos will be required for this class due to the visually-based sharing nature of the class.** This fun and quirky class combines mystery, art, descriptive writing, listening skills, and loads of interaction. So here's how it works: students will get together at class time and draw a monster any way they like. All levels of art ability are welcome to join in the fun. However, here's the kicker: students cannot share their drawings yet. That won't happen until their classmates have tried...
This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their descriptive writing skills.
***About Becky Zerr*** I taught this lesson as a middle school teacher for many years as "Monster Skype" before the days of Zoom. It is always a fantastic way to teach descriptive writing, get students to engage with each other, and share their artwork. ***About Monica Winkler*** Intro Video: https://youtu.be/ibCsUt6Rs-U Sample Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/eUpM1wB5MYU Hi there! I'm Monica and I teach reading, vocabulary, and writing classes. I recently finished graduate school in linguistics. I grew up speaking English, Spanish, and Swiss German at home, so I've been surrounded by several languages from a young age. Whether I am studying the history of a word, or what language can tell us about its speakers, I am endlessly curious about language. I have experience teaching linguistics courses at the university level, as well as teaching writing, reading, and English as a second language online. I'm so excited to share my passion for language and to learn with and from my students! My teaching philosophy is that every student comes into the classroom with knowledge. It's my job, as a teacher, to leverage what they already know to help them achieve their goals. Outside of the classroom, you can find me at the beach, or out in nature. I love to spend my free time reading, writing, and with my friends and family. Oh, and playing with my cat, Biscuit! I'm looking forward to seeing you in class! ***About Sara Brinkley*** Intro and Sample Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/_hrvIU5Tq9c Hi, my name is Sara. I am very passionate about helping children achieve success. I have a Bachelor of Arts in The Foundations of Counseling Psychology and a certificate in Literacy Tutoring through the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. I am a certified preschool teacher and I have a 160-hour TEFL. In the past 7 years I have worked with preschool age children all the way through high school. I have worked as a lead preschool teacher, substitute teacher for all grade levels and an educational therapy assistant working with students with severe needs. I have also taught ESL online for 3 years and have been an online reading tutor for 1 year. I enjoy family trips to the beach with my husband and two sons. I also enjoy reading, boating, and taking our two dogs to the dog park. I look forward to learning about your child and helping them achieve their learning goals. See you in the classroom! ***About Donna McElheny*** Intro and Sample Teaching Video: https://youtu.be/0dW6Dd4n02g Hello! My name is Donna (students often call me Teacher Donna) and I am so excited to meet you! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a concentration in English, an active teaching certificate, and am currently in the process of working on my Master's Degree as a Reading Specialist. I teach English Language Arts with New Horizons Academy and stay home with my own four young kiddos. My kids (ages 10, 8, 6, and 3) keep me on my toes and help me to come up with new and fun lessons to bring into the classroom for your own little learners. I love teaching children of all ages and am looking forward to becoming your child's teacher. My personal teaching philosophy is "We are Lifelong Learners!" I want to foster a love of learning in my classroom through engaging, fun, and creative lessons. I hope to see you in my classroom very soon!
Students will need several pieces of plain white or notebook paper and something to color with such as crayons, colored pencils, markers, colored pens, etc.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Grades will be provided upon request.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
**Videos will be required for this class due to the visually-based sharing nature of the class.** At New Horizons Academy, we understand how difficult setting your family's schedule can be, juggling everyone's activities and classes. To honor that time commitment, we are proud to be able to offer another of our organization's Outschool-approved and trained teachers (Mrs. Becky, Teacher Sara, Ms. Monica, or Teacher Donna) in the rare occurrence of teacher illnesses or urgent personal events. This will allow you to keep your schedule in-tact as much as possible and keep the learning going!
New Horizons Academy
Experienced and caring teachers to help your learner reach their dreams. * Owner & Curriculum Creator Becky Zerr * Teacher Sara Brinkley * Teacher Donna McElheny * Teacher Monica Winkler *
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
207 total reviews
333 completed classes
***About Becky Zerr*** Teaching--especially in English, writing, and language arts--is a true passion of mine. I graduated Cum Laude from Kansas State University in 2010 with a Secondary Education degree in English and Journalism, and then went on...