Passion Story Project 2019

We recently celebrated Holy Week, and we’ve been focusing on the story of Jesus from Maundy Thursday through Easter Sunday.  The students were assigned parts of the story, and created the people and props that went along with their assigned parts.  Then, using a green screen app, they filmed their portion of the story, using green Starbucks straws to move their characters without being seen.  Once all the parts were put together into this iMovie, it tells the whole story of the Passion of Jesus Christ!

Here is the finished product:

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Passion Story of Jesus (Class of 2018)

This week is Holy Week, so we’ve been focusing on the story of Jesus from Maundy Thursday through Easter Sunday.  The students were assigned parts of the story, and created the people and props that went along with their assigned parts.  Then, using a green screen app, they filmed their portion of the story, using green Starbucks straws to move their characters without being seen.  Once all the parts were put together into this iMovie, it tells the whole story of the Passion of Jesus Christ!

Here is their finished product.  Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter (and Spring Break!!)!!

(Not sure why there’s a random man as the thumbnail for our video…maybe an ad?  I promise if you click play, you’ll see our class project. Technology…gotta love it…)

Passion Story Green Screen Project 2016

This past week, Holy Week, we spent our Religion class recreating the Passion Story of Jesus.  The students used paper to create small puppets and props for their group’s scene.  Then, using green straws (thank you, Starbucks!!), they attached their creations and acted out the scenes in front of a green screen while reading their part of the story from the Bible.  Scenes were set on a background they found online, that went with their scene.  Wonderful creativity in the creating of their people and scenery for these scenes.  And what a great story to tell.  Enjoy this journey to the cross, which begins on Maundy Thursday and concludes after Jesus rose on Easter Sunday.  Christ is risen!!

Christmas in 4R 2015

December is such a crazy month, with preparations for Christmas concerts and programs, adjusted schedules, and weekend commitments.  It’s nice once the dust settles to look back at all the fun we had around Christmas time in our school.  🙂

We did everything from sharing candy canes with cars in the parking lot to Christmas programs full of angels and shepherds, Christmas parties to art projects.  Below are some pictures to show what we’ve been up to at Christmas time in 4R!

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I’ll leave you with one last picture from my Christmas celebration with my family.  Merry Christmas to you, and God’s blessings as we start a New Year!!

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Thanksgiving and Other Fall Fun in 4R

We have been having lots of Thanksgiving fun lately, and even though it is officially December now, I thought it would be nice to share what we’ve been up to during the month of November.

One of my favorite traditions are our “Thankful Cups”.  Every year, the students decorate their turkey cup, and we hang it on the “Oh Give Thanks” bulletin board.  Then, each day in November, we hand out two thankful slips, each with the phrase “I am thankful for ______ because…” written at the top.  Each child has slips with their name on them, and everyone in the class gets to write a reason why they are thankful for their classmate!  At the end of the month, before Thanksgiving, everyone gets their cup back, and they all get to read their slips together in class.  It is always so neat to see the smiles on the students’ faces as they read what their classmates say about them, even if they aren’t signed.

We also did a Thanksgiving themed Main Idea & Details review.  Students read a fact card about Native Americans, then showed their knowledge of Main Idea & Details by writing the main idea on their turkey’s body, with the supporting details on the feathers.  Informative, and also SUPER cute!!

To review multiplication and division facts, we did a Thanksgiving color-by-number.

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And for even more fall fun, in Art class this month we learned about Warm and Cool colors, which were displayed nicely on our fall leaves!

I’m sad to see Fall go, but am excited to enter into December and all of the Christmas fun that comes with it!!  (Not to mention some other exciting projects and units as well.  Stay tuned!!)

Green Screens and the Passion Story of Jesus

We have spent this week leading up to Spring Break working hard on a technology project for Religion class.  The students were put into groups, and each group was assigned a portion of the Passion/Easter story from the Bible.  They then were to make people, props, and anything else they would need to act out their part in front of a green screen.  The catch was, it had to be small in size, as our green screens were just pieces of construction paper, and our people and props were attached to green straws (Shout out to Starbucks!  Thanks for letting us “borrow” them!).

Here are some pictures of the filming process today.  At the end of this post is the finished product, with all the parts stitched together to tell the greatest story ever told.

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