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.
Spelling Week 28 Words