Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014

Russian Nesting Dolls Project

Today in 7th grade we are creating Russian nesting dolls (Matryoshka). The students get to choose the subjects and I have seen some amazingly creative choices. While many of the students have used popular characters such as superheroes, Disney characters, and sports teams others have created their own 'line'.

The next step will come later when they reflect on their choice for subject matter. We will do this later in the week and hopefully will have a few students record their reflections on video to share here. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kiva Loan Update

Only a couple months from being able to make another loan! How cool is that?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Skyping with Brayden's Grandmother from England


We were fortunate to have a 20 minute Skype call with Brayden's grandmother today. She shared about the cultural similarities and differences between us and the United Kingdom. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fun in St. Louis

I just returned from attending two teaching/learning conferences in St. Louis. While I was there I took the time to do some personal learning and sightseeing. This is a .gif that I took from the top of the arch. My Galaxy Note 3 phone's camera app allows me to make them really easily. How cool is that?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Day Survey

NOVA: The Great Incan Rebellion

Today we are watching Great Inca Rebellion. The students are observation a fascinating video that combines archaeology with forensic science and historical records to examine how what we know about the battle for Lima doesn't fit the Spanish accounts.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Atlantic South America: Traditional Music

As we learn about the countries of the Andes Mountains we will be listening to music from those cultures. Here is a short video of a concert we will view:

Here is the Spotify playlist we will be listening to during the unit.