Archive for January, 2011

Story Bird

The students enjoyed using the interactive website Story Bird this past week. The website allows you to use other people’s illustrations to create your own story. There are plenty of themes to choose from. In each theme, there are several illustrations to help create your book. If you really like the book, you can buy it or embed it for free. Take a look at Olivia’s book Where’s Bob?

WHERE’S BOB????? by oliviarhes on Storybird

Graphing Temperature

The students got hands-on with our atmosphere lesson this week. Their assignment was to find the average temperatures of an inland city and a coastal city. After gathering their research on the iPod Touch, they had to input the data in a double line graph. The project illustrates the affect oceans have on temperature. The students not only sharpened their science skills during this lesson but also their math. You can see their results by going to their science wiki. The link is under the wiki section on the side bar.

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Tennessee Tech Kids Episode 5

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Take a listen to Tennessee Tech Kids episode 5 featuring some special guest from my math class. Carissa, Elise, and Will give insight on an educational math app, game, and website. Enjoy by clicking here.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Trailer Girls

Take a look at the book trailer Marya and Heather made on their novel study book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

Marya and Heather – Mountain Meets the Moon from Jordan Haney on Vimeo.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Trailer

Take a look at the boys’ book trailer on the book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Trailer from Jordan Haney on Vimeo.</

A Month in a Minute

The students took a picture of their white narcissus for a month. Here are all the students’ pictures from each day. Watch the flowers grow before your eyes. You can look at their flowers individually by going to their blogs.

Flowers from Jordan Haney on Vimeo.

This one is Alaina’s.

Alaina’s Flower from Jordan Haney on Vimeo.

Going Back in Time


Take a trip back in time with the students’ podcast on the Roaring Twenties and The Great Depression. The students had to interview each other on what life was like during the good times and then the bad. Take a listen to Marcy and Emma as they time travel back in time by clicking here. The rest of the students’ podcasts are on my Knox County site and on their blogs.

Special Delivery

We got a special delivery in the mail this week. A package from our friends who live in the Philippines. In the package, they sent us stories, letters, and gifts. We are very fortunate to have such generous friends!


Half of the Year Wordle

The students copied and pasted all of their blog posts from 2010 into wordle. Wordle takes the writing and blends the words into a creative piece. When a word is larger, it means the students used that word more often in their blog posts. Here are a couple of examples:

Screen shot 2011-01-07 at 11.35.41 AMCamden's Wordleelena wordleAlaina's Post Wordle

Wrinkle in Time Book Trailer

After reading Wrinkle in Time, the blue group made this movie trailer to summarize the book. They used our flip video cameras, clips from the real movie, and iMovie to make it. Take a look. 

Wrinkle in Time Book Trailer from Jordan Haney on Vimeo.

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