Our first collaborative project. What a great job. I am so impressed with the hard work and thought that went into each slide. The presentations in class were fabulous.
This week, we were learning about how authors use plot in their stories and what a major part they are in a successful story. Without the plot, books would just be boring. The plot brings excitement, built up suspense, a struggle and a resolution (sometimes good or bad).
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The Challenge: Create a complete circuit that will light a light bulb and run a fan/spinner using the following materials: 2 batteries, 5 wires, spinner, switch, light bulb, bulb holder and battery holder. Here are a few pictures of the process used in creating them and the final results.
Here is a video! 2013-10-22 14.16.48
This week we reviewed equivalent fractions. The students were given the opportunity during station time to create equivalent fractions using an app called Virtual Manipulatives. Here are a few of the final products.
BULLY SPRAY, RAINBOW PUFFS and SING SONG are a few of persuasive commercials that our class has invented. Each groups was required to create a product, chose 4 different persuasion techniques and complete a storyboard before the commercials could be filmed. Some popular techniques chosen were: misleading, exaggerated, celebrity endorsements and slogans/songs. I am very impressed with their work. I just wish there was a way to record 27 students without hearing the other students in the background I need a recording studio (ha ha)
Here are a few:
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Another great week for the books. I gave the kiddos a challenge this week and was very pleased with the results. They were given a theme and a division problem. The challenge was to create a word problem and then turn it into a “video” using Explain Everything. I try to give very little direction on how to use the app because I think that is the best part for them, “exploring” it. So over a 3 day period, they worked, and worked and worked. Here are the final results. I hope you like them. I am very proud.
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Our week began with division and ended with testing Friday. The fun part was in between when we made underwater discoveries in Social Studies, explored density and completed our first week of online homework.
Everyone seemed to like our digital assignments, so I plan to do 2 more next week.
In Social Studies, we learned the tools that helped explorers as they began their journeys in search of the new world. The cool part was we had to search for the tools underwater on an abandoned ship. I’m glad everyone knows how to swim. Here are a few pictures!
Sorry about the blurry photos but they we’re swimming so fast. We had a great time and are excited for our next adventures in History Alive.
At the end of the week, I gave a homework assignment online. As a bonus to creating a layout for our class room, it asked student to be creative and try to go beyond a paper answer if they felt brave.
Annelise did. Here is her homework.
Now that’s one proud girl. We’ll done!!!
How as your week?