Friday, November 16, 2012

Book Trailers

Here are some of the amazing book trailers created by Fifth Grade White. We hope you will want to read these books after viewing our trailers!

Goosed by Rayann from Jennifer Diaz on Vimeo.

Ralph and the Motorcycle by Amira from Jennifer Diaz on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bob the Dog from The One and Only Ivan

This is a project one of my students completed as a cumulative project. Karim chose a character from the book and used Blabberize to tell his story. He choose Bob, the scruffy dog from Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

What did you think? Did you enjoy reading this book
 for the Global Read Aloud? Please leave a comment for Karim.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

US Regions Projects

For our first collaborative, Social Studies project of the year is on US Regions. In partners, the students researched information about the six major regions of the United States. Our focus was on learning more about the states and their capitals, climate, natural resources, major landforms, and famous landmarks. Then we used Animoto to make our own short videos to share with our followers, using Creative Commons images. We hope you enjoy them below!

Northeast Region

Southwest Region

Midwest Region

West Region

Mountain Region

What did you think? Is your region represented here? 
Is there anything you would have us add or change?

Thankfulness Wallwisher

The value of the month is Thanfulness! This coincides nicely with Thanksgiving, but also gives us a chance to thank God for his blessings! No matter who you are, our students think you have something to be thankful for! Please help Mariam and Wanya, our ambassadors for the month of November, come up with ideas for their presentations by adding to our Wallwisher!