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Thursday, November 21, 2013

COMING SOON....

A (real) new blog post is coming SOON!

I have been so busy throwing every moment into our ( VERY ) in-depth owl pellet unit. Some have noted that I may need a "pellet intervention", but when students show this much engagement in content, it is my duty as their teacher to rise to the occasion! For those who've missed it, I encourage you to take a look at the Qwiki movie I made during my adventures in baking fresh pellets...

In the meantime, enjoy some NON- pellet related Think Tank joy. Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay current on all videos posted there of our work as well.

For instance, you can check out this time-lapse of the work during an open period recently. That's some ramp!


Or this Stop Motion Time Lapse of a 3 year old building her "unique" building:

Or this one:

Or this one!

( I'm not only obsessed with pellets, I'm obsessed with the Stop Motion app and how it allows me to look at student progress overtime... with the TIME! Plus their voice overs are just plain cute!)


For those of you who are tired of owl pellets, rest assured change is coming!

4th graders at Green Engineers? Yup.

3rd graders at Environmental Engineers ? That too.

Architecture in the School? Sure thing.

1st Graders at Civil Engineers?? That too!

That's right... we are being our engineering units in the coming weeks!

In the meantime, please enjoy my 4th grade group of animators in their first "full-length" ( 1m30sec) Lego movie entitled : Capture the Flag Car Style

                                    

Stay tuned!
-Vanessa Ford

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