On Friday, May 31, Kim Saville from The School of St. Jude in northern Tanzania, will come to the LLAC Theatre to speak with the Grades 5 and 6 students about children’s rights and how poverty can be fought through education. Kim Saville is the director of the school and will share what the school has achieved in its ten years of operation. There will a separate evening presentation on Thursday, May 30 that teachers and parents are welcome to attend. See the following link.
Another interesting P.O.W. This question is a bit tricky. Here’s something that you need to consider: Andy and Sam collected all the marbles that rolled down the slope, they lost the marbles that went down the drain and taken by the other children. Enjoy!
When I was in Grade 12, my Biology teacher posed a similar problem to the one below. We were doing a unit on cells, and he was trying to explain an idea called cell division – when one cell divides into two cells, and then those cells divide into two, etc.
In this problem, the “Mr. Gates” character makes a deal no one could refuse – anyone would take the million dollars!! But was that the wisest decision? See for yourself.
Congratulations to all of 5E who persevered through the creation of their digital stories. So much learning occurred with regards to planning and creating a movie on iMovie, research skills, collaborations skills, as well as organization and time management. Most importantly they all developed a deeper understanding of our central idea, which has been demonstrated in our recent assessment task for this unit of inquiry.
WIthout further ado…
For best images, the winners are Viren, Megan and Marcus for their movie 911:
For best story, the Epic goes to Khush and Joyce for their story End of Slavery:
And finally, the winners of Best Overall Story are Max and Courtney for The Fall of Hong Kong:
Once again, congratulations to all students. Other digital stories can be found on our class Youtube channel.
With the completion of our Digital Stories, it’s time to honour and award all the teams that have shown dedication and hard work in creating their stories. On Monday afternoon we’ll be having a digital story fim festival right here in room 807. Teams will present their stories to their peers who will assess them against the class rubric. Points will be given for storytelling, use of voice, choice of images, soundtracks and sound effects, etc. Combined points in certain areas will determine which teams receive one of three special awards (An Epic):
Best Overall Digital Story
Have your acceptance speeches ready because you just never know…