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MONSTER PARTS 


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MONSTER GALLERY 2015
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Stories and Media

Monster Work in Progress 2013

Names & Votes
See the List

Sign Up starts Sept 12, 2015
Description due by Sept 25
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!  
smithterryk@gmail.com
Twitter: @  

Radford University - School of Teacher Education & Leadership 


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.

An event 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.

 

Project Leader
Hello from your host at Monster Central, Dr. Terry Smith, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education & Leadership at Radford University in Radford VA. I coordinate the project, answer questions, and manage the web site. 

What is this Project?  
Primary classes from the USA and around the world collaborate in this K-6 project. After choosing a Monster part from the list, each class composes a description and emails it in. When all descriptions have been 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!! 

How Do I Sign Up My Class? 
Your Class has joined and reserved a place in the project when the teacher (1) Selects 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 - smithterryk@gmail.com.

 


"I am beautiful!"

Sample descriptions

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

You may use from 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!


 

SEE

Kids at Work
HEAR


Sizwe's Message from 
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
PLAY

a Critical Thinking Monster game

MONSTER PARTS - CAN YOU SAY THE WORD SYNTHESIS?

[
See Example Descriptions from a Past Project]
 
All classes use this chart to build their Monster when it is completely filled. Description Due by Sept 25.

1. Arms -

2. Toes/toenails -

3. Eyes

4. Ears -

5. Neck -

6. Elbows  -  

7. Head - 

8. Tail -    

9. Nose - 

10. Mouth -  

11. Legs -    

12. Teeth -

13. Body - 

14. Eyebrows - 

15. Feet - 

16. Hair -

17. Left KNEE - 

18. Right KNEE -

19. Belly Button - 

20. Horns - 

21. Necklace 22. Belt - 
23. Wings -  24. Hands/Fingers - 
25. Earrings - 26. iWatch - 
27. Tongue -  28. Smart Phone -
29. iPAD/Tablet -  30. Ruler -

31. Skateboard  - 

32. Suspenders - 

33. Nose Ring  - 34. Pet Bat - 
35. Microscope -  36. Cane - 
37.  Toothbrush -  38. Favorite Book  - 
39. Passport 40. XBOX -

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Link to Past Monster Project Name Lists

Monster Names and Voting List 


Frank says,
"What class will it be in 2015?
Will Mrs. Wand's students do it again?


Top Monster 2014
Hogzilla Chuck Norris Duck Ape


Jenny Wand's Class
The Miriam School -- Webster Groves, MO


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)

Link to Past Monster Project Name Lists

2014 Monsters  726 Votes
TOP Monster: Hogzilla Chuck Norris Duck Ape  
Webster Groves, Missouri - Jenny Wand's Class

81

1. Tyrone Sparta, Wisconsin 18
2. Banana Head Burneside, England 32
3.  Henry Quincy, Illinois 14
4. Monstrosity Babylon, New York 17
5. Shaneequaa Macomb, Illinois 27
6. Mugsey Lemont, Illinois 6
7. LaGOONa Blue San Jose, California 5
8. Neewollah! Beardstown, Illinois 10
9. Mr. Mostrichello Kansk, Russia 3
10. Mattchewi Blackfoot, Idaho 8
11. Mrs. Monsternomicon Galesburg, Illinois 30
12. RipCage Yangon, Myamar 16
13. Snuffaluffagus Haddenfield, New Jersey 15
14. Potato Lake Asbury, Florida 27
15. Dr. Diamond Dude Franconia, New Hampshire 77
16. Tom the Mischief Monster - Springfield Township  9
17.  Hairy Jerry - Springfield Township, Pennsylvania 5
18. Old Monster of the Moon - Marlborough, Massachusetts 36
19. Jumanji Riner, Virginia 13
20. Winston Pickles - New York City, New York 20
21. Raymongus  Joliet, Illinois 15
22. Chizito - Buenos Aires, Argentina 12
23. Mr. Bobalot Lake Charles, Louisiana 6
24. Hogzilla Chuck Norris Duck Ape - Webster Groves, Missouri 81
25. Mr. Spooky Pants Hannibal, Missouri  5
26. Tri-Techi-tongue-a-luscious - Manitoba, Canada 11
27. Horrific Hatcher - Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada

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28.The Horrible - Mesquite, Texas   5
29. Rainbowzilla - Wheatridge, Colorado 12
30. Felix - Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia 16
31. Fuzzy Ferocious - Valdese, North Carolina 1
32. Evil Elmo - Ripon, Wisconsin

14

33. Fredrico - Ripon, Wisconsin 6
34. Jim Bob - Ripon, Wisconsin 16
35. Mr. It - Ripon, Wisconsin 18
36. Olaf - Ripon, Wisconsin 23
37. Squiggle - Burneside, Cumbria, England 10
38. ZinkyBingBong - Burneside, Cumbria, England

51

39. Monster Potter Sayanagorsk, Russia 25
40. Monster Henry Bensenville, Illinois 9
Note: Lin-lin from Taiwan described the Belt but did not build a Monster.

 

 

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