Friday, September 30, 2011

Writing Songs

We've been learning to write poetry and turn them into songs.  The video is a demonstration of what the children wrote in about 25 minutes.  They've been enjoying the opportunity to work with the high school.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


We've been practicing volleyball.  A few days ago, we had a contest to see which group of people could hit the ball around 50 times without dropping the ball.  That seemed nearly impossible!  Now with a little bit of practice the Tim K and Jesse inspired everyone when they reached 225! (I've filmed the hits from 100-225 on my iPhone).  However, some of the boys were not to be out done.  Tim M and Davis pulled through with a whopping 274!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Divergent Thinking

Divergent thinking is rather than looking for one answer instead generate many ideas or possible solutions.  The 6th & 7th graders did an exercise in divergent thinking.  They came up with many ideas for how to use a paper clip. Duck tape. A shoe.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Camera Class

3 point lighting is a fundamental technique in film making.  The 6th & 7th graders learned how to setup the lights to create the 3 point lighting.

Also, the students continued their work on a video of the 7 days of creation.  Be sure to check back next week to see the finished films.  

This week's photo Friday theme: rain

Friday, September 23, 2011

School is In!

We've started school with a bang!  All the students love the online curriculums that we are taking.  I think they are loving learning.  

Also, today we had a writing class with the high school.  We wrote simple Bible songs, copying from children's songs.