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Theme, Water & A Contest

03 Dec

In English we talked about Literary Themes. Ms. Little read the book Teammates by Peter Golenbock.

Teammates

We discussed what the Themes in the book are, here is a reading log discussing theme in Teammates and

Rosa

Both have the theme of racism, equity and taking a stand for something you believe in.  Read this reading log describing the themes:

Teammates

Here is the anchor chart we created listing some common literary themes:

Themes

We will continue to work with theme for the next few weeks.

We are also starting to work on a campaign to raise awareness about water and water scarcity in the world.  This unit will integrate English, French, Math, Media and Social Studies and our character trait for December, compassion.  We will be creating a variety of multi-media presentations to spread the word locally and globally.  We launced today by watching this:

There was a class discussion about what made this video effective and the students had lots of observations about how the images, text, sound, music and narrative were used to create an effective video about water scarcity and possible solutions.

We filled charts to calculate our water usage footprint – it’s not pretty, many of us use upwards of 200 litres of water per day!

We will also be creating a video of this project to enter a contest to win more technology for our school.

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11 Comments

Posted by on December 3, 2012 in Global Citizenship, Math, Technology

 

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11 responses to “Theme, Water & A Contest

  1. Thomas B

    December 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Hi everyone I think the litracey themes are good and can not wait to here more on your blog

     
  2. Amelia 5t

    December 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    wow amazing vidio water realy does change every think !!

     
  3. caitlin

    December 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    wow youl look like you’ve had fun!!

     
  4. Haotian year 3

    December 6, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Dear evreone,
    you all very lucky.
    I wish I was in your class.
    Bye
    From Haotian

     
  5. Craig and Minghao

    December 6, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Dear Bloggers that looks so fun.I really like that its got to do with water i like water
    From Minghao and Craig and the Year3superstars

     
  6. Arnav

    December 6, 2012 at 3:44 am

    I realy like the water video. My favourite
    part is about the learning. But the whole
    video was good.
    From,
    Arnav.

     
  7. corliss

    December 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    merry christmas

     
  8. caitlin

    December 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Your theme sounds great by the way Merry Christmas

     
  9. aaron5t

    December 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    merry christmas

     
  10. aimeelea and harry

    December 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Happy Christmas! Hope you get all your presents.

     
  11. Sandeep

    December 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

    It is very nice video .and happy cristamas

     

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