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TOP Monster of 2015 - Bobby Wasabi!!!
Global Monster Project
Meet new educator colleagues around the world while
collaborating, sharing digital media, and using geographic resources.

This year's Monster is interested in STEM:
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Join the Project and Collaborate on a Monster!
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Learning & Technology Standards | Lesson Plans

We are an ongoing Community of Practice. Many Educators have
 been in the project for over 10 years. New-comers are always Invited!

Try the National Geographic Interactive MapMaker as your students 
learn where other Monster makers are located around the world.

This project is promoted by National Geographic Education on Gooru Learning    
   Global Collaborative Projects

     The chart below will fill as classrooms choose their parts to design and describe.

MONSTER GALLERY - See all of this years Monsters.

Project Leader
Hello from your host at Monster Central, Dr. Terry Smith. I am an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education & Leadership at Radford University in Radford VA. I was an elementary teacher for 14 years, and now I coordinate this global project. We address many academic areas - please see the Learning & Technology link for examples.

What is this Project?  
Primary classes from the USA and around the world collaborate in this K-6 project. After requesting a Monster part from the list, each class composes a 12-20 word description and emails it in. When all descriptions are completed on the chart below, each class builds its own MONSTER using everyone's descriptions. In order to have enough parts for everyone, we often have classrooms from the same school team up on a part, and we also have cross-grade teams, for example, K and 4.

Students discover that
designing and building a monster together is a challenging task. It is a major lesson in working together and learning to compromise in a group decision process. For example, the student responsible for the head has to plan with the students making the eyes, nose, neck, mouth, ears and hair. Students have deliberate practice in collaboration while constructing their class MONSTER. The result is satisfying proof that a community of global kids can accomplish anything!!  Additionally, students are asked to state how their monster would use STEM to make their school, town, or world a better place.

How Do I Sign Up My Class? 
Your Class has joined and reserved a place in the project when the teacher (1) Requests a Monster part AND (2) Sends the class photo and school/class information. This needs to be done when you join the project in order to get you on the Participants Page and to secure your Monster part. Email to join -


"I am beautiful!"

Sample descriptions

HEAD: circular, black, red dots,  blue triangles, 
diameter 18 inches

Please use 12-20 expressive, creepy, cool, adjectives. Be sure to give size, shape, and color!
Cm or Inches?

Greetings from Pakistan -------- And to Pakistan! Serious Monster Makers!



Kids at Work

Sizwe's Message from 
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

a Critical Thinking Monster game


See Example Descriptions from a Past Project]
Note: Classes need to build the basic Monster, but all of the Accessories can be optional and 
dependent on your class size and time available to spend on the project.

2016 Parts  Please Send Descriptions/Bios ASAP. No More than 12-20 words in the Description

1. Head - Mrs. Wisneski & Mr. Sackett's 6th grade - Catalyst Charter Middle School, Ripon, WI. Circular Gear-like shape with a 25" diameter, tie-dyed, with reflective spikes.

2. Eyes - Mr. Humble's 5th grade - Burneside, England:The monster is a cyclops with a rainbow iris, bloodshot sclera encrusted with frost and eyelashes of golden red flames.

3. Ears - Jessica Charvat, Grades 2-3-4, American Pacific International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Our monster has two different, scary ears. One is 20 cm, square-shaped, hairy, and brown with sticky spikes. The other is 5 inches, pink crystal, slimy and pointy with a blue tip.

4. Earrings - Larisa Tarasevich's 6th grade class, Aban, Russia: The shape of heart, red, decorated with starts and ladybirds. There is a big bug in the middle like a diamond.

5. Mouth - Mr. Ferguson's 4th grade - Franconia, NH: circle shape surrounded by a big hairy beard filled with milk curds & two giant walrus tusks on the side of the mouth, drooling saliva

6. Eyebrow  - Mrs. Tremblay/Ms. Hanson, grades 3-5, Hooksett Elementary School, Hooksett, NH: There is one eyebrow that is 23cm long and 2 cm wide, pink & blue tie dye, wavy, bushy, spiky, scaly, sticky and bug-covered.

7. Teeth - Mrs. Small's 5/6 grade, Utterson, Ontario, Canada: Top Row: 7 rounded teeth of various sizes, rainbow coloured with braces and elastics. Bottom Row: 3 large, rounded, white, teeth spread apart, 1 is chipped.

8. Nose -  Ms. Jacoby/Riordan 4th grade, Ms. Latz (art)  & Ms. Shertz (technology) Cathedral of St. Raymond School, Joliet, IL: half lime green/half purple, 2 ft long, 10 in wide, wide nostrils, hairy, pink fluffy snot, nose ring (like a bull), mole on right side, polka dotty.

9. Nose ring - Dara Stewart's 4th grade - Woodstock, VA: 
Big, glittery and round.

10. Tongue - Shannon Lee, Pierson School, Manitoba, Canada: 3 tongues. 2 are green, forked like a snake and 30 cm long with piercings and a pumpkin tongue ring. In between is a snake 60 cm long, yellow/green in color.

11. Hair - Lucine Jhangiryan's 3rd grade - Achinsk, Siberia: Pink and green, straight, punk haircut, thick, 17 cm long, sparkles, bow, volume, clean, rhinestone, well - combed.

12. Horns - Kristy Ardinger's 4th grade, Edina, MN - (One horn) 7 inches tall, 4 inch wide (at bottom), black with red stripes, curved with pointy top.

13. Neck - Verónica and Gabriela's 3rd grade, Colegio America, Callao - Lima, Peru: 40 cm long, oval and smooth. It is furry and spotted. Spots are purple, white, pink and blue. It smells flowery and fresh. It's strong and beautiful.  Diameter is 30cms.

14. Necklace - Ms. Kennedy & Ms. Donofrio's 1st grade, Staten Island, NY: 24 inches in length. Pattern of red hearts, blue squares, and purple circles. Rainbow spikes on top of the necklace

15. Body - Lisa Newton's classes, Dacula, Georgia. 3 foot cylinder divided into six sections of varying sizes.
Section 1 (from the top) – Silky and green with creepy bugs
Section 2 – spiked, purple squiggles of various colors
Section 3 – Horizontal strips of puffy orange slime
Section 4 – Scaly, rough and black
Section 5 – furry, sparkled, and neon
Section 6 - Rainbow colors of polka dots

16. Belt - Mrs. Knowles' 6th grade, Massabesic MS, East Waterboro, Maine. A 50cm long x 10cm wide black utility belt with green, shiny, glittery scales, diamond shaped silver buckle.  "STEM" written vertically in the center, and a small red pocket hanging on the right side with a gold gear symbol in the center.

17. Belly button -  Miss Mojica and Ms. Kut's 2nd grades, Robinson Elementary, Lyons, IL. Red diamond, 5 inches tall and 7 inches wide. Green curly pieces coming out of each angle. A blue spike coming out of the middle of the diamond.

18. Arms - Ms. Diessel's 2nd grade, St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic School, Bradford, Ontario, Canada: Blue with white dots, furry, tubular, 80 cm long (31 1/2 in).

19. Left Elbow -  Eileen Hynes with a mixed age group, The Lake and Park School, Seattle, Washington:  electro-mechanical, acts as a purifier to process carbon. curved, made of metal with dragon scales, 24 inches around with a 360 degree range.

20. Hands-fingers -  Jennifer McGee, 3rd grades, Erdenheim, PA: 4 hands, 15 inches long from palm to fingers. There are 3 claws on each hand; tie-dyed in neon green, teal blue, hot pink and bright orange. Nails are sharp and pointy.

21. Pinky ring - Mrs. Mangum's 5th Grade, St. Catherine School, Richmond, Virginia: Pinky Ring - The ring should be in the steampunk style and the band's width should be 1/3 the length of the pinky. 22. Legs - Ms. Stringer's 4th grade, Churchill School, New York City: Six legs, all 6” in diameter 40” long, two gooey, slimy black tentacles, two furry gold/black/brown camouflage with metal spikes, and two long scaly iridescent blue/purple snakes!
23. Left knee - Jenny Wand's class, The Miriam School, St. Louis, MO: All three left knees are lime green with pink spots and 6 inches (about 15.24 cm) diameter. First knee is octagonal shape, reddish orange flames. Second knee is also octagon shaped with sticky spider webs & black spiders. Lastly, Third knee is circular & fluffy. 24. Right knee - Patricia Pereira's STEM after school class at Project Favela. Favela da Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Covered in dark purple bruises with pulsing veins and patches of hair growing. Misshapen with a large bone sticking out of the right side.
25. Feet - Mrs. Crooke's 3/4 grades, Wadsworth, Ohio: 6 Feet- Pair #1: smelly, puke-green, sticky; Pair #2: blue, bumpy, tattoo; Pair 3: one red, one black, pug, 9” long. 26. Toes-toenails - Melissa Superty, Grades 5/6, Wheatridge, CO. Toenails: 27.25 cm long 6 cm wide, covered in moss and bugs, Jagged, cracked, puke green, black, pink, Alternating pointed &flat, Dirt under toenails. Toes: Stitches, Skull tattoo, 4 toes, Gushing out green & blue puss, 20 cm long  10 cm wide, puke green, Covered in fish scales.
27.Tail -  Mrs. Schoenherr's 3rd grade, Gurnee, IL - 95 cm long. Blue and gold. On top, 8 rainbow triangle spikes each 10 cm 28. Wings - Shelley Sherman's mixed grades - Blue Mountain School, Floyd, Virginia: Black with red and green sculls, 6'x2' bat wing shaped, pointy, shiny, smooth and ghastly.
29. iPad/tablet - Ms. Disher/Mrs. Sigurdson's Grade 2. Citadel Park School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Diamond (12 cm sides), black border, striped background, edged with 16 white triangles tipped red, 6 apps (Camera, Music, Safari, App Store, Pacman, Photos) 30. Ruler - Kelly Aeschlimann's 5th grade, Loch Lomond ES, Manassas, VA. A  neon blue trapezoid measuring 12 inches on the base, 7 inches on the top, and a 5 inch height with 1 large and 23 small glittery black and green Scottie dogs.

31. Skateboard  -  Mrs. Hoff's 6th grade, Innovations STEM Academy, Sparta, Wisconsin. Red & white skateboard 10” X 30” with 6 six square wheels 4”X4” - Golden cottonball cloud trim around the edge of skateboard. STEM in blue on bottom and top of skateboard

32. Suspenders - Mrs. Tremblay/Ms. Hanson, grade 6. Cawley Middle School,  Hooksett, NH: 24 inches X 3 inches, crocodile skin, yellow fur shoulders, rusty screaming button, tattered, ancient, flaming.

33. Apple watch  - Jennifer Verschoor's class,  St. George's College North Buenos Aires, Argentina: Squared phone with 5 antennas. Each antenna has a different colour. Has a front camera & two loud speakers. It is 40 cm x 30 cm. The phone has a violet handle. 34. Pet Bat - Mrs. Jones' grades 1-2-3, Pioneer Elementary, Quincy, WA - The bat should be 60 cm, with a fuzzy oval body covered in shiny, lava-red armor, sparkly turquoise diamond wings, twisty, peach-colored horns and a friendly smile.
35. Microscope - The Phoenix School -  mixed ages, Salem, MA:  15 inches tall, pole on box, 3 zoom options, cylinder eyepiece, light under platform, complicated, bulky.  36. Cane - Ms. Gallico and other 5th grade teachers, Lemont, IL - Tube at the bottom, 1 yd, red & white stripes, leather handle, 3 eyes w/mustache & bow tie.
37. Toothbrush - Ms. Reid's 3rd grade, Queens Creek Elementary Swansboro, NC. Head of the brush 2 inches.  Middle bristles rainbow colored, shorter than the rest of the bristles. The rest of the bristles are taller and red.  Handle is 4 inches, has a picture of a monster's face. On the end of the handle is a round, pink tongue scraper. 38. Favorite Book  - Edie Crook, Media Specialist,  Grades 1 and 3, Hawks Nest STEAM academy, Gastonia, NC: 12” x 18” x 2” rectangle, dripping green slime cover with blue triangles & black spiders, pipe cleaner trim, glitter dots, Title: How Monsters Help Other People, shiny monster on cover with football helmet and 8 arms with gadgets, robot made of nine shapes on the cover, and the monster’s sidekick.
39. Cup of Tea - Mr. Englert's class, Bellvue Elementary, Syracuse, NY: 6-12 inches, shaped like a skeleton, with green slime inside oozing out. 40. XBOX - Lori Towle, Multi-Age, Full Circle Classrooms, Newbury, MA - One S model, Controller = scaly texture, scratch marks, tangled maze of snakes, rust-colored, 12 inches x 8 inches
41. Smart phone - Sue Parsons' 3rd grade, Maple Glen, PA: Sleek, 100 cm x 50 cm x 5 cm, gold with black trim. Front functions - TV, time travel, phone. Back - laser, solar panel. 42. Passport  - Ms. Golebeva's 4th grade, Lyceum No. 1,  Kansk, Russia: rectangular, 16x20 cm, brown with silver net and black spiders and flies, uneven decaying edges. 4 pages, different colours, pictures of his traveling. He will visit many countries to meet friends in the Monster Project.
43. Drone - Mr. Middleton's 6th grade, Centralia, IL: A big, flat, round disc with a big eyeball in the middle, a big fuzzy single brow across the top of the eye.  Drone has 4 legs, each leg has a claw. 4 jets underneath to allow the drone to fly along with the monster. Paint the Drone Purple with white stripes. 44. Right Elbow - Mrs. Cronin, Ms. Pitman & Rosemary Lannazzi (Maker Space and Technology) 2nd/3rd grades, Hampstead Academy, Hampstead, NH: Boney, pointy, triangle with all sides being 24 inches covered with slimy fur. Tip is transparent with red, yellow & green led lasers. Bald spot with a recycling logo tattoo with a rainbow inside.
45. Trunk - Mrs. Combs and 82 kindergarteners, Sacred Heart School, Chicago, IL - No Description was submitted. 46. Pencil Sharpener - Liz Andrus' 3rd grade, Austinville, Virginia: 5 inch x 5 inch blue cube with three holes for sharpening pencils and purple stars all over it.
47. Cookbook - Mrs. Tina Fink , 5th grade  at  Our Lady Queen of Heaven School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Front and back cover:lime green, pink border (border measures 5 cm wide); dimensions: 70 cm in height by 50 cm. wide; edges are charred, covered with webs and spiders; spine of book is 4 cm. wide and furry; title: 2 or 3 word alliteration with drippy scary font. 48. Finger nails - Pam Wilson's 6th grade, Challis, Idaho. Each 20 cm inches long and very pointy. Made of some metallic (or metallic-looking substance). They have something sticky on them so that they can hold a sign.
49. Driver's license - Christy Baker's 4th grade, Valdese, NC: Irregular icosikaidigon, 30 cm long, 20 cm high. Include: name, picture, birthday, address, barcode, color is monster’s favorite. 50. Harmonica - Kiley Kapp, grades 3-5, New Hampshire: 6 by 2 inch, red, rectangular, devil tail, 2 sharp horns, 4 bulgy eyes, goopy snakes coming out of it.
51. Globe - (Дарья Киреева) Dasha Kireyeva, 5th grade, Secondary school #2, Nizhniy Ingash, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia. Globe is round, blue-green, covered in cobwebs with spiders. On the globe there is a crack from which protrude worms. 52. Bow Tie - Michelle Huseman's 4th grade, Eugene Field School, Hannibal, Missouri. Big Butterfly style (Google it, it's a real thing), 12 inches across, 6 inches wide at the tips, pink with purple one inch hexagons.
53. Lunchbox - Melissa Sullivan, Instructional Coach, Floyd Elementary, Balch Springs, Texas. No Description was submitted. 54. Chop Sticks - Sara Stoolman, 3rd grade -- Yangon, Myanmar: Slimy green moldy. Spiky bone shaped. Smell like raw fish & sour milk. 2 ft long, one having snakes circling around it, the other with a creepy doll face. Chopsicks are used to pick up eyeballs. - Yangon International School

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Monster Names and Votes

Who will be Our
TOP Monster of 2016

Bobby Wasabi 2015 (New Jersey)
  Hogzilla Chuck Norris Duck Ape 2014 (Missouri)

  Quawawa 2013 (Illinois)
  Master Flykenstien2012 (New Hampshire)
  Fiesta Foo Foo Dragon Dude 2011 (New Hampshire)
  Tokoloshi-Afrika 2010 (South Africa)
  Wee Nit Wit 2009 (New Hampshire)

  Chucky 2008 (Connecticut) 
  Bilbatauri Nussa Chauri 2007 (Pakistan)
  Boo Hoo the Foo 2006 (Virginia)
  Bling Monster-G 2005 (England)
  Devil of Doom 2004 (New York)

Big Daddy 2003 (Missouri)
  Mean Green Star Machine 2002 (Texas)
  Cuckamunga 2001 (New York)
  Double-Decker-Bushmonster 2000 (S. Africa)
  Frankenspots 1999 (Texas)

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