Our 5th grade reading group read an old tale by Hans Christian Andersen titled “The Pine Tree.” Students spent a over a week engaged in some in depth reading of the selection focusing on the evolving theme of story, character analysis, vocabulary, and story structure. The culminating activity was to create a video using iMovie on the iPads which represented the story that included free-use photos, story captions, and free-use music. Most of the projects are complete and posted. There are a few in the latter stages that will be posted when they are complete. Please take a few moments to view their work.
Our 4th and 5th graders have worked very hard the last few weeks researching sea explorers in depth and transforming their learning into some wonderful videos. Students learned and used the iMovie iPad app for their video projects, and for background music, they used freeplaymusic, which provides free audio for educational use.
Our 4th grade and 5th grade reading groups learned about the Constitution of the United States last week. Each group participated in a choral reading activity about the Constitution, and they did a “Close Read” of a Weekly Reader article, which involves reading a specific passage and analyzing it in great detail. After the reading activities, student-paired groups created Haiku Deck slideshows demonstrating their understanding of the 1st Amendment.