Dynamics, are the volume of music. During their last couple of lessons, the third grade has been learning different dynamic symbols, ranging from the very quiet (pp or pianissimo) to the very loud (ff or fortissimo). They learned what each of the symbols mean and how to perform those dynamics.
As a culminating project, the third graders used the iPad app Explain Everything to show what they learned. I gave each student the same scary story to read. Each line of the story was marked with a dynamic symbol. They had to perform the story and create a video of their performance using the slides in Explain Everything. Here is the scary story:
And here are s few of the finished videos: