Fifth graders have been researching countries around the world using Culturegrams. In art class, they have painted landscape backgrounds and objects that reflect their countries. In library class, we will begin storyboarding and writing scripts for stop motion movies about the countries.
Fourth graders will begin a Fact or Fiction Podcast Project. Students will research a topic using AskRI.org resources. After gathering information, they will use their information to create and record a game show style podcast where the audience tries to guess which information is real or fake.
Third graders are beginning a new unit on biographies. Students will learn how to find biographies in our library and research a famous person using PebbleGo. They will use drawings they did in art class and their research to create a digital narrated talking head using the Chatterpix app.
Second graders just finished a literature unit on Hansel and Gretel where we compared and contrasted different versions. For the next few weeks, students will participate in a building challenge to design and construct a Hansel & Gretel style house using only 8 pieces of card stock, tape, crayons, markers, pipe cleaners, pom poms and glue.
First graders will be listening to stories with a focus on character traits. After, they will choose their favorite book character and create a trading card that we will exchange with classmates at the end of the unit.