Ancient Egypt Timelines Created by Grade 5 Students

By , May 24, 2012 1:00 pm

Learning Goal: we will create an ancient Egypt timline to communicate different time periods of the ancient Egyptian civilization

Medieval Castles and Ancient Egypt Exhibit

By , May 24, 2012 12:39 pm

Learning Goal: Students will create a medieval castle/Egyptian pyramid and communicate their understanding in an oral presentation


Stop Motion Animation with Lego Superhero App for iPod

By , May 14, 2012 10:23 am

Last week, students in our class became movie makers. After reading the novel Island of the Blue Dolphins, students in their groups were asked to plan and create a sequel to the novel. Through the use of iPods, students used the Lego Superhero App to take pictures and create a stop motion movie. 

Learning Goal: students will use reading comprehension strategies of inferencing and visualization create and extend a story based on a fiction novel.

Success Criteria:

  • Think of sequel to the novel (Island of the Blue Dolphins)
  • Create a story board for your sequel
  • Create a screen set for your story
  • Use toy figures to tell your story
  • Use iPods to take pictures and Lego App to create a movie



Island of the Blue Dolphins – The Sequel

By , May 3, 2012 1:24 pm

Students in our class have read the book Island of the Blue Dolphins and have discussed several issues and situations regarding character development and making connections. After reading the novel, students were asked to create a sequel to the novel using stop motion photography and iPod apps from Lego to make a movie. Students have planned their settings and storyline. The class is now ready to begin filming their work using iPods. Below is a collection of backgrounds that students created for their movies.

Great works of art by students in our class about Medieval Times and Ancient Egypt

By , May 3, 2012 9:06 am










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