Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Columbus Day!

A blast from the past in more than one sense.  Here are last year's Kangaroos retelling the story of Christopher Columbus.

Columbus Day from on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book Fair Excitement

The kids asked me to put this up.  I made it for a grad class assignment and showed it to them in preparation for the book fair.
Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween from on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 6, 2013


How we got there (click here if you're on a tablet or phone):

The final product:

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory from on Vimeo.

And just in case you're keeping a Common Core tally at home:
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understaning of their central message or lesson.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1 Particpate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and large groups.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.