Victory or Death by Anish
The Alamo by Cate
Merging Texas History, Language Arts, pictures and videos, Ms. Cook's 4th graders created living historical poetry that literally pops off the page! Using the Pages App, students authored poems based on historical events. They then took photos collected by Ms. Cook, and created a visual poem with the iMovie App, adding their voice and music. To top that off, her students used a printed picture to trigger an Aura using the Aurasma app that made their visual poem pop right off of the page. Texas History has never been so very magical!
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Super readers have Super Powers! First graders in Ms. Guthrie's class honed their Reading Super Powers in class today. Using Reading Street's leveled readers, iFiles, and the Explain Everything app, students practiced pacing, self-correction, using context clues, decoding skills, and reading with expression. To do this, students opened a PDF version of a leveled reader in Explain Everything and used the pointer tool (there are several options including a Light Saber!) to track what they were reading (see student directions). Students were able to record and listen to themselves reading. They could then apply their Reading Super Powers to become more fluent readers. Ms. Guthrie can now listen with her students to set individual goals, students can work in partners to review each other's reading powers and students can load the book a second time to re-record so they can hear their super reading powers improve! Go Super Readers!
Letters lurk everywhere! Kindergartners in Ms. Krost, Ms. Plevich and Miss Hester's classes have alphabet book fever! Inspired by the original BPE ABC book project, these 5 and 6 year olds studied the genre of ABC books and noted how authors use text, font, color, alliteration, quotation marks and big vocabulary to write an ABC book. Using their iPads to capture hidden letters, our students hunted down very sneaky letters hiding in the halls, walls, and play spaces of Bridge Point. Check out their adventures by viewing the Animoto Videos and see their photos and writing in their beautiful ABC books below!