Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's A Mystery

There have been a lot of unsolved crimes happening at Proctor School recently but students in Mrs. Boucher's Class have used their problem solving strategies and worked to help find the solution. After reading books from the Mystery genre, students worked together to write, edit, and record their own stories.  Enjoy their Mysteries!  Can you predict the solution before the end?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to Books

Students love to create How to Books.  Using the app Book Creator here are a few new books for sharing.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Welcome to Topsfield!

Students working with Mrs. Morris have created an ABC book about Topsfield.

Author Study Margaret Peterson Haddix

Grade Six students have recently completed an author study reading many of the books written by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  Using the app iMovie, small groups of students created a Book Trailer.
Click on the link under each title.  Be careful you will be enticed to check a new book out of the library.

Friday, June 19, 2015

A New Home For a Hermit Crab

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Inconiglios's class have created their own version of A Home for a Hermit Crab.  Students constructed 3D sea creatures, built an underwater background scene, and worked together to rewrite the story.
Using the app Explain Everything we then put everything together for A New Home for a Hermit Crab.

Student's creative art work

Click on the picture above to hear the story A New Home For a Hermit Crab.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Favorite Memories

June is the time of year for students and teachers to reflect of the past 180 days they have spent together.  Mrs. Hancock, Mrs. Dunn, and Mrs. Corliss used iMovie on the iPad and recorded their students' memories of their time together.
Favorite Memories 2015 from Mrs. Klipfel on Vimeo.
Mrs. Hancock's First Grade Memories

Mrs. Dunn's First Grade Class Memories

Favorite Memories 2015 from Mrs. Klipfel on Vimeo.
Mrs. Corliss's Third Grade Memories

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rocks of Mexico

Mrs. Murphy's class has been preparing for their showcase on Mexico.  They have also been studying rocks and minerals.  Using the FREE app Flipagram, students prepared a slideshow of Rocks of Mexico. We used the record feature in flipagram for the students to record We Will Rock You.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Central America

Central America has been the topic of study for students in Mrs. Kelleher's class for the last few weeks.  Using this information, students then researched an animal from the rain forest.

In the CLIC lab, models were created of the animals and in art class background scenes were painted. We used the app green screen by Doink to film the scenes using student created art in place of the green screen.

Student creations

It would take about 8 hours to fly to Central America.

Click on the picture above to visit the rain forest of Central America.

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Oh Canada!

Ms Scott's class have been researching Canada as part of their social studies unit.  Working in small groups students used their research and created a book in the app Book Creator.

There are three links for each book.  The first is the epub version for reading on a digital device.  The second link is for the PDF version.  The third link is a movie of the book with the students' voices reading the book.


4.17 On a map of North America, locate Canada, its provinces, and major cities. (G)

4.18 Describe the climate, major physical characteristics, and major natural resources of Canada and explain their relationship to settlement, trade, and the Canadian economy. (G, E)

4.19 Describe the major ethnic and religious groups of modern Canada. (G, H, C, E)

4.20 Identify when Canada became an independent nation and explain how independence was achieved. (H, G)

4.21 Identify the location of at least two Native American tribes in Canada (e.g., Kwakiutl and Micmac) and the Inuit nation and describe their major social features. (H, G)

4.22 Identify the major language groups in Canada, their geographic location, and the relations among them. (H, G)

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Students in Mrs. Salomon's class have been working on reading group activities.  Sarah, Allison, and Jacklyn decided to use the green screen to share parts of the book The Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell.  These girls wrote their own scripts and practiced until they had memorized their lines.

Green Screen is set up and the girls are preparing for the final recording

Click on the picture above to watch Talk Show with Sarah

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Who Do You See? by Miss Carol's Class

Miss Carol's Pre School students have been having a lot of fun with the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What DoYou See? written by Bill Martin and illustrated by Eric Carle.
Miss Carol is sharing a first draft of the project.
Students are practicing their lines.

Click HERE to hear their version of Who Do You See?