(From novel) "My candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open..."
We have been reading Frankenstein in class. Last week, we started making our own Frankensteins beginning with doing an outline of each student. Today, we started 'decorating' them. Oh my gosh! What the kids don't realize is on Thursday when they come in, their Frankensteins will be dismembered. Then, they will all sit in a circle, and pull out a name and a body part from a bag. (The torso and head will remain in tact). Then, scotch tape goes into action!! Each student will have different legs, arms and hands! Plus, they are all bright colors like green, purple, red, yellow, blue and orange.
What is so funny is the way the kids think of their Frankensteins! They are an extension of themselves. One kid made a mustache on his Frank because he has been trying to grow one himself. It's a hoot. One kid made a muscle shirt and shorts for his Frank out of construction paper. One of the kids is making his Frank into an Elvis Frank, or is that FrankenElvis?
It doesn't matter. The kids are enjoying and learning. We adults are having a blast watching them and I guess at the end of the day, that's all that matters!