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…)
We are nearing the end of our Tall Tales unit study, and one of the activities we do with our unit is to perform two different reader’s theater plays for other classes. We performed a Johnny Appleseed play for our Kindergarten book buddies, and a John Henry play for one of the 2nd Grade classes. Enjoy these performances, they were excellent this year!
This past Friday we celebrated National Punctuation Day with an English-themed day. From comma studies to Phonetic Punctuation (by Victor Borge…hilarious, check him out!) to Sentence Surgeries, we had a packed full day of punctuation fun! Below are pictures of our Comma People (where we practiced using commas in all their various uses correctly), Sentence Surgeries (where we operated on sick grammarians, repairing their grammar mistakes with band-aids), and a video of our version of Phonetic Punctuation. Enjoy our National Punctuation Day fun!!
Last week we traveled to Sauder Village in Archbold, OH, for our annual spring field trip. The students learned a lot about pioneer and frontier life, as well as about Native American life. This is always a fun field trip, and this year was no exception.