January 11-January 15

The Fourth Graders are excited to be working on a new project linked with their ELA classes.  Soon, they will be reading, Heroes of the Environment.  In turn, they will be completing a seven slide comic strip in Google Slides.  They will follow the elements of plot, and write their own comic.  We will discuss the purpose of comic strips and other literary strategies that should be used during this project.  In addition, students will learn how to use “transparent png” files  and different animation techniques to make their comic “come to life.”

The Fifth Graders are doing an excellent job on their iMovie trailers.  They are getting very creative in coming up with pictures and/or videos for the templates.  Some have brought in props to film, while others have drawn their own pictures to upload into their projects.  It will be exciting to see the finished products!