We used this poem to talk about authors craft. We found personification in the poem and discussed what types of images and feelings the language in the poem brought to us. When we finished discussing the meaning and language in the poem, some brave students stood loud and proud on a classroom chair and recited the poem to the class. Enjoy!
Assignment: Use 6 pieces of 8.5 x 11 inch copy paper and Scotch tape to create a "structure" that will hold weight (more specifically, English text books). The most successful group held 20 English books before it fell. Great job!
We are exploring the new app 30 Hands. In this app you create short slide shows with still pictures and audio. Two students came up with a users guide for 30 Hands. Enjoy!
We read a brief article about using student finger prints to pay for lunch. We analyzed each perspective on the topic and then debated the topic from both the pros and the cons side. These are the results. Who do you think made a stronger argument?
Today we Mystery Skyped with a school in Indiana. We discovered that they live in a much bigger city than we do. Their school district population is at least twice as big as our entire town population!
Movie produced by: Jared, Derek, and Carmine (the media crew)
Today (in honor of Earth Day) we are Skyping with a park ranger from Yellowstone National Park. She is going to talk about preservation, wildlife, and Yellowstone National Park. Check out the link below for some more information!
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Task: To create a poetic piece of art. It must show and explain metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia, idioms and alliteration.
Yesterday we looked at some famous Revolutionary War quotes and asked, "What were they really trying to say?" We analyzed unknown vocabulary, figured out the meaning of the quote, and put it into our own words.
Room 4 and Mrs. Sorensen's class in Cresco, Iowa worked on communication strategies before collaborating on a Google Docs project. It got us thinking...what strategies do students use to communicate when working using an online application or video conferencing? Any ideas? Record your thoughts below!