On Friday, I showed 2 fractured fairy tales from when I was growing up. I remember watching these on Saturday mornings! You can see in these examples, a familiar story has been changed. Red Riding Hood has become a very annoying girl that even the wolf wants to get rid of. The three little pigs now are jazz musicians. Maybe these examples will inspire your own fractured fairy tale for our assignment due on Monday, May 9, in language arts class.
I can't believe this is the last week of April... the 4th quarter is flying by! Here's what's happening in room 101 this week:
6th GOAL: We'll be finishing up Westward Expansion projects and then starting our geocaching unit. Our field trip to Nauvoo is coming up on Monday, May 9. Parent chaperones are welcome, so let me know if you'd like to attend!
7th GOAL: We're still animating like crazy. I hope the picture-taking stage will be done this week, and then next week, the kids can edit and finalize their movies. Our field trip to Hannibal is coming up on May 24. Parent chaperones are welcome, so let me know if you'd like to attend!
8th GOAL: We're working on our documentary films. This week, interviews will be filmed, and pictures will be found. Facts are being organized, and then scripts will be written. It's going to be a busy week! Our field trip to Des Moines is coming up on Thursday, May 12. We need a chaperone for every hotel room, since it's an overnight trip. I still need one female chaperone and one male chaperone, so please let me know if you can attend. We will leave right after school on Thursday, and we'll return between 6 & 7 on Friday night.
7th Langage Arts: We're working on our folklore writing projects. Students are "fracturing" a fairy tale, tall tall, myth, or legend. They'll be putting their final projects on the Web 2.0 tool called Zooburst. We'll be in the Mac lab this week and next week to complete these projects. For spelling, it's a maintenance test week, so there is no pretest on Monday. Pages 183 (1-20), 184 (1-20), and 185 (1-20) are due Wednesday, and we'll take the maintenance test (covering weeks 25-29) on Friday.
6th GOAL: This week, students will be presenting their Westward Expansion projects to the class. I can't wait to see what they've learned!
7th GOAL: This week, students will be filming their stop-motion animated movies. They've been working hard on sets and storyboards, and they're ready for the real fun to begin!
8th GOAL: This week, students will be working on compiling their research for their documentaries. They'll be setting up and filming interviews, organizing research, and starting to write their storyboards.
7th Language Arts: This week, students will finish finding folklore examples in The Princess Bride. They will then start writing their own fractured fairy tales, using the elements of folklore. Spelling for this week focuses on the Latin forms of miss, manus, fluere, and animus. Pretest corrections and book page 178 (1-20) are due Wednesday. The posttest will be on Thursday this week due to no school on Friday.
Week 29 Spelling
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON FRIDAY! ENJOY YOUR THREE-DAY WEEKEND!
6th GOAL: This week, students will be working on their projects for our Westward Expansion unit. We already have a variety of posters, glogs, 3-D models, and photopeaches in the works, just to name a few. We'll start presenting next Monday.
7th GOAL: This week, students will begin filming their stop-motion animated movies. Storyboards are due Monday, we'll have a demonstration of the program on Wednesday, and hopefully, all sets will be constructed so students can start filming on Thursday. At 15 clicks of the camera per second, they have a lot of filming to do to make their one-minute movies.
8th GOAL: This week, students are starting their documentary filmmaking unit. Groups were chosen on Monday, and now the process of choosing topics has begun. Research will be done on each topic, and students must have at least one interview that they will film as part of the movie.
7th Language Arts: Students are in the middle of their folklore unit. This week, we will be finding examples of the elements of folklore in the movie The Princess Bride. We'll also be reviewing for and taking the Parts of Speech quiz again. This week's spelling list focuses on words from French. Page 172 is due Wednesday along with pretest corrections.
Because of an assembly this week, some language arts students had one day less to complete the folklore exploration. Since the books cannot be checked out, I wanted to post some links here for more folklore examples if students need them tonight to complete the assignment. The assignment is due Friday.
6th GOAL: Students will be finishing their research for Westward Expansion projects. They have chosen a variety of interesting topics that have to do with westward expansion and the middle 1800's. We'll start working on the projects next week in class.
7th GOAL: Students will be starting to make their animated movies this week. Groups have been chosen, and students will be brainstorming materials and plot of their movies at the beginning of this week. At the end of the week, they'll be gathering/making materials and finalizing their storyboards.
8th GOAL: Students will be finishing the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, and then they will be starting their unit on documentary film making.
7th Language Arts: Alphabet poems are due Monday, and then students will be starting their unit on folklore. We'll be focusing on folk tales, fairy tales, and tall tales. This week students will be exploring different folklore from around the world. They will also be doing spelling. Page 166 is due Wednesday, along with corrections from their pretests.