The Past, The Present and The Future! Irving Elementary Teachers Shannon Banta, Heather Blake, Linda Greshem, Christina Heddan and Emily Pezzola
Communities Project: The Beginning • Students used blogs to work on vocabulary and to answer questions posed by the teacher. • Students created projects to sell their community to students from other types of communities.
Communities Project: The Beginning • Each class chose the best project to represent their class. • Used Marratech to web conference with the participating classes. • The winning projects were presented.
Communities Project: Taking It Further • Extending the project to meet more standards • Incorporating mini projects
Communities Project: Taking It Further • Famous Person Poster. • Inspiration Software • Important required elements
Famous Person Poster Checklist Poster has at least 2 pictures 1 that is a primary source, if available. Poster has at least 2 paragraphs, 1 must contain biographical information, such as: where they were born, and or details about their career One paragraph must contain why the person is a notable citizen from your community, including what contribution he or she made. Picture must include a caption. Poster should include at least 2 text features. (Such as: Bold Print, Titles, Definitions of words, captions, diagram etc.)
Communities Project: Taking It Further • Fieldtrip to the Sedgwick County Historical Museum to help us research Wichita’s history. • Students photographed authentic objects and were introduced to primary sources.
Communities Project: Taking It Further • We visited the public library and learned about the educational resources available in our community. • Photographs were downloaded and used in brochures and final projects.
Communities Project: Taking It Further • Guided background research with brochures. • Required elements • Digital cameras were sent home with students.
Communities Project: Taking It Further • Culminating Projects • Sharing Projects
Communities Project: Taking it Further • Voting on the winning projects. • Sharing with the community.
Communities Project: Going Public • Our Vision-Creating a Webpage. • Videos and virtual tours • Rating the community
Christmas Around the World • Created out of necessity • Teaching Powerpoint • Met standards missed in the upcoming Communities Project
Christmas Around the World • Blogging as a pre-writing activity • Writing Assessment “Favorite Holiday Tradition” • Integrating Reading- Community Service Unit
Christmas Around the World Come to our Christmas ornament sale! Buy a Snowman Ornament! Only $.25 Sold after school, by the office, beginning Dec 13th. Sold by the 3rd grade classes.
Christmas Around the World • Trackstar • Question Stems/ Checklist • Powerpoint
Christmas Around the World • Vision for the Future- 4th Grade Immigration Unit. • Partner schools • Fundraising
The Past, The Present and The Future The Sky is the Limit!