Rainforest Reader’s Theater 2019

During our last weeks of school, we learned about Tropical Rainforests.  One of our activities was this reader’s theater puppet show based on the book “The Great Kapok Tree”.  4R students performed this for our Kindergarten Book Buddies.  Enjoy the show!

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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:

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…)

National Park Service Centennial!

We recently wrapped up a study of the different National Parks in the United States. Since this year is the celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, it seemed like a great time to introduce our 4th graders to all of the amazing sites that are protected by the NPS.

To set the scene in our room, we had camping-style decor (that we actually “camped out” in!).

 

Our big project was creating a brochure about one of the National Parks.  Each student researched a different park (nps.gov is an AMAZING resource!!), and found facts to share about their park.  We created the brochures, as well as bookmarks and trading cards, to share with one of the 2nd grade classes, who were studying Yellowstone National Park.  It was a blast sharing our research with such a great audience.

 

As part of our research, we also created fact cards about our parks.  While working on our research, we were able to travel (via green screen) to our parks for a visit.  🙂

 

I definitely enjoyed this short unit, as the National Parks are some of my favorite places to take trips.  I hope some of our students were inspired to travel to a National Park someday!!  🙂