I am super proud of the 7th graders who researched local and global freshwater issues. There are still two groups working on their presentations so stay tuned for those but for now enjoy these two awesome projects!
Our annual Spring Spruce Up was held this weekend. This is a time when our school community gathers to clean up from winter and plant new for spring. Grandparent’s and Special Friend’s day is this Friday and students are excited to show off their amazing campus. Yesterday we were able to add 4 raised beds to our garden space near the hoop house. This outdoor laboratory will provide not only fresh produce but a place to observe plant growth and understand the symbiotic nature of growth. We will be planting seeds and transplants these next days and will be eager to see what our toil brings when we return to campus in September.
A special thanks goes out to Mr. Rob Hansen, our super head of school, who not only wrote the grant but built the beds to make this happen on Saturday.
New raised beds ready for seeds and transplants! Thank you Rob Hansen!
The 7th Grade class researched global water issues and created a PowToon to demonstrate their understanding. If you would like to read a description of their project check out their blogs connected to this page. Enjoy!
Dakota, Alex and Noah put together an iMovie trailer to show Newton’s 3rd Law. After some software glitches it came together as you can see. Alex added the vector arrows to express force using Hitfilm3! Well done guys!
After a minor disaster, where the videos Marlee and Lillian had compiled were accidentally deleted, the girls spent time after school to complete their assignment. Their creative, extra effort produced this excellent video on Newton’s 2nd Law. A special thanks goes out to their parents who helped make it happen and willingly participated in the process. Great job girls!
The 8th graders are studying physics and Newton’s laws. Gabe and Katia put together an iMovie trailer about the Law of Inertia. They did a great job bringing humor and facts together as can be seen here. Great job!
It has come to my attention that those trying to view the videos I made using the software PhotoPeach, on iPads, are unable to do so. I have contacted both Edublogs and PhotoPeach and they both blame the other as to why this is so. I am really sorry. I am hoping they can remedy the situation. If not I will look for another way to showcase the cool things that happen in our classroom. The videos can be seen on a desktop or laptop computer.
I am working on the Edublog Teacher Challenge. This week I was “challenged” to use a new video software program. I love to take pictures of my students in action and have been using PhotoPeach to create videos that recap a month of Pathfinder science. What I didn’t realize was how easy it is to make quizzes in PhotoPeach. I made this quiz for my 6th graders.
Elements, Compounds and Mixtures Quiz on PhotoPeach