SOME IDEAS FOR USING TUX PAINT IN GRADE 3:
-Create story maps.
-Write a story and type it up and illustrate it in Tux Paint.
-Have students illustrate their favorite part of a story and write a sentence about why they liked it.
-Write “Space” stories and create a booklets.
-Create a Book cover for a your favourite book
-Sort and classify stamps as magnetic or non-magnetic.
-Create booklets of the lifecycle of a butterfly or a frog.
-Books of “How Our Plants Grew”.
-Create a book about the planets. Students can import pictures of the planets.
-Create a book about one of the provinces of Canada or create a class slideshow in PowerPoint in which pairs of students present one page about each of the provinces done in Tux Paint.
-Use the stamps to create a legend and mark British Columbia’s Natural Resources on a map of BC.
-Create a book about the history of BC’s Communities.
-Label the provinces and territories on a map of BC.
-Multiplication: Use stamps to make groups of a number and then write a multiplication sentence underneath with an answer.
-Sort stamps by symmetrical and not symmetrical.
-Group letters in the alphabet/names by whether they are symmetrical or not.
-Use the Kaleidoscope pen in the Magic Pen to draw symmetrical shapes or butterfies
-Students create a picture that contains symmetrical shapes and then they switch computers with a partner and circle the symmetrical shapes.
-Fractions-Have students find stamps that can be divided into halves and use the moving van to cut them in half to create a page of half fractions.
- Do the same for quarters.
- Challenge students to find stamps that can be divided into thirds and fifths.
- Have students draw their own shapes that can be divided into fractions.
-Copy and paste to create patterns or complete a pattern that a partner has made (in grade three they can make more elaborate patterns).
-Have students draw the food pyramid and place the appropriate stamps into the right spots:
-Students could each do a page about themselves with a picture imported from a digital camera or scanner. They should include information about what they are good at, interested in and identify personal attributes. The teacher could turn this into a whole class slideshow in Powerpoint.
-Students could print out pictures and make a healthy living book.
-Make a “Safety Rules” book.
-Have students reproduce the art works of their favourite artists.
-Create symmetrical snowflakes using the symmetry tool in the wacky pen and colour them symmetrically in class.