Thursday, May 3, 2012

Classroom Creativity

A few days ago, we were learning about the word innovation. Miss Williams started teaching by writing an odd assortment of things on the board, and asking us what they thought they could make using everything on the list. It would be a challenge. There was a sock, a swimming noodle, cardboard box, a party hat, straws, a paddle ball, clips, bouncy balls, and popsicle sticks. As we blurted out ideas, a suggestion was made that, maybe, we could qualify to buy the supplies, break into groups, and see what each group could make. Miss Williams got a funny sort of grin on her face and walked out of the room. What did she return with but enough of the supplies for four groups! So each group set about creating what they could, and everyone had a great time showing their creations to Pastor O'Connor.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Can You Guess What Narnia Book We are Reading?

We had a coloring contest on the Narnia book we are currently reading.  These are the entries.  Good job, entrants!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Watch this ibook video.
Bring in ideas on what you can make an ibook on.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cut Ins

Jesse made this video teaching cut ins.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Inspirational Videos

Mrs. Waters sent in these videos. They are stop animation.

What inspiring ideas for video do you have?

Smallest stop motion video.

Making of.

Largest stop motion video.

Making of.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Project & Picture From Last Week

taken by Beth

edited by Tim & Michael

Sunset by Tim M

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Today we started a new science unit on electricity.  We enjoyed trying, and I repeat trying to run a circuit to make a light bulb light up.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Videos We've Made

Below are some videos we've made in the past 2 weeks.  The students filmed and edited these.  Please let us know what you like.  Thank you.

edited by Tim and Joe

edited by Anna and Juanita

edited by Beth and Ruby

edited by Rose and Jesse

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pictures from Anna

These are pictures of beautiful Makena Beach from Anna.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Photo Contest Winners!

This was a great photo contest.  It was hard to choose the winners, but I thought these pictures were especially nice.

taken by Emily

taken by Tim M

taken by Beth

Next week's photo contest theme:  Water
Remember, you can edit (crop, colorize) your photos.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Video Editing

We've started on creating a new children's music video to a song written by Bonnie Waters.  Yesterday, we went to Burfoot Park and videoed and today the kids spent time editing.  By the end of next week, we hope to have some videos to show.

Remember, the photography contest is up tomorrow!  All students may enter!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Photo Contest!

Email me a photo that tells the story of the signs of spring (or any creative shot) by Thursday, Feb. 9.
Winners will be announced Friday, Feb. 10.

Remember these from last year?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Nature Walk

 We went on a walk today to snap some photos while the weather is nice.  The students loaded the pictures into iPhoto and color corrected them.  Here is what we came up with.

taken by Anna

taken by Clark

taken by Tim M.

taken by Jesse

taken by Joe

taken Michael

taken by Beth

taken by Rose

taken by Tim K.