Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tried it Tuesday!

So I found this fun "new to me blog" Fourth Grade Flipper and a fun new linky party!  I am participating for the first time in Tried It Tuesday.

We were encouraged at an inservice we had a while back to try some new websites in our classroom.  This was one of them....

Go to this website...Build Your Wild Self

Students get to create themselves as a wild character.  Seriously- go there right now.  Check this site out!  They can add all sorts of crazy things and they.just.love.it.  I had many students try it at home as well!  They wanted to make more than one!   After you make your character, it gives you a name and tells you about the wild self you created.  You can even print them!

Then, after they made their character, I had my kiddos write a story about it!  I forgot to take pictures of the finished products, but they are the best!  Here is a little freebie that you can use if you'd like.  I'm new to using Google Docs- so I hope this works!  This is a fun little way to incorporate imagination, technology, and descriptive writing.  LOVE!

It is so fun and simple- I hope you can try it in your classroom as well!


  1. This is such a great idea! I think it would make a great work on writing station! Pinning it now...Thank you so much for linking up!
    Fourth Grade Flipper
    The google doc worked:) Thanks!

    1. Thanks so much! :) I hope your kids have as much fun with it as mine did! Thanks for hosting a great linky party! I'm so glad I found it! :)

  2. Also wanted to tell you the google doc worked...love the writing page to go with the activity! THank you for sharing.

  3. This sounds great! What a fun way to motivate students to write. Thanks!!!

    1. Thanks so much!!! Hope your kids have a blast with it like mine did! :)