Sunday, December 23, 2007

First footage from the upcoming Coraline movie!

Anyone who has read Coraline by Neil Gaiman has probably been wondering when someone would make a movie version. Well, I just read on Mr. Gaiman's site that the movie should be coming to theaters in about a year. Click on the link below to see a short clip.

For a review of the book, click here.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Alliteration - by Graham

Great Graham

gets great grapes

from Gary Grape,

who gets grapes

from the

Great Grape Farm.

by Great Graham

Alliteration - by Katie





burgers than

Billy Bob!!

Haiku - by Alexis

That dog is so cute.
I just wish I could take it.
Yeah I got a dog!
By: Alexis

Sarah's Tongue-Twister Haiku

I love you so much

From your super-cool sister

Try this three times fast!

Courtney's Haiku

Super duper cool

Never gets into schooling

Always gets to rule

Acrostic Haiku - By Sarah

D ad, wait don't sit down!

O h no you sat down on it!

G ee, that's got to hurt!

Friday, December 7, 2007

5th Grade Newbery Voicethread Project (under construction)

The kids have been working on putting together a Voicethread presentation to celebrate the Newbery books they read over Thanksgiving break. Each student was responsible for reading a different Newbery Award winner and doing some research on the author. In addition, kids were instructed to keep a log of powerful language (similes and metaphors) that helped "paint a picture" in their minds as they read. Using this figurative language as inspiration, the kids are now working on creating an illustration that represents a chosen simile or metaphor.

To view the project under construction, click here. Check back often, as the presentation will continue to be updated as more kids complete their pages.