Week 10!

On Monday, I started working with a teacher on an emotions project. The students write about “green” emotions and “red” emotions and about times when they felt that way. I take pictures of them acting out each emotion. The students then create a Photostory about their emotions. I love this project! The kids are so good at acting out their emotions and the presentations turn out super cute.

I helped a 3rd grade class with some basic PowerPoint skills.

5th graders started inventor research this week. They chose a name randomly and have to answer questions about the inventor they get. The teachers and I came up with the questions together. There are basic questions, but also a few higher order thinking questions. This week, we focused on print research with non-fiction books. Inventors that I did not have books about, I printed out articles from DISCUS for them. We are moving into the Computer Lab this week and will do online research there using links I have found and put on our Symbaloo page (look for the inventor tab). After they are done gathering all of their information, they will create a Glogster (this link will take you to our template the kids will be using). This will be the first Glogster for lots of them, so that should be fun.

Have I shared my newsletter with you before? New one came out on Thursday. 

5th grade Media Technology students worked on Little Bird Tales with our Technology Integration Specialist (they wrote about an ecosystem they are learning about in their Science class) and I worked with some of the kids to get our weekly news show and podcast together. I think we finally have a way to produce a weekly news show and podcast that the students can be proud of! I’m excited to show it off this week!

I started working with a new small group of 1st graders – they researched snakes and wolves and wanted to do the same thing the other group did (Tagxedo and Fotobabble). So, we did. Give your public what they want 🙂

Have a great week, friends! Vote for who you vote for!

VBF

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About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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