JEWISH STUDIES

SHAVUOT IS HERE PEOPLEZ :-) by Ivan, Izzy, and Maia R. on GoAnimate

the names of shavuot by Henry, Jordan, and Tak on GoAnimate

Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Sydney Samuel by Jared, Samuel, and Sydney on GoAnimate

shavuot by slatermccaffrey on GoAnimate

Ruth awesomness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Shai, Daniel, and Olivia on GoAnimate

ANCIENT EGYPT

Nobility
Ancient Egypt Nobility by Sapphires on GoAnimate


Scribes and Government Workers
Scribes and Government Workers by Waterlilies of Maat on GoAnimate


Priests
Priests of Ancient Egypt by League of the Lotus on GoAnimate


Farmers and Laborers
Farmers and Laborers by Am-Chents on GoAnimate


Artisans
Artisans of Ancient Egypt by ecohn-rozansky on GoAnimate



EARLY HUMAN SPECIES

Using the Human Origins exhibit of the Smithsonian Museum (available on-line), students researched specific Early Human Species. They then wrote a short speech as if they were the species describing his or her history and unique characteristics. They recorded this speech and connected it to an image using Blabberize.com. Take a look at our animated ancestors; they are listed by age starting with the oldest.

Sahelanthropus Tchadensis by Juliana

Ardipithecus Ramidus by Leanne


Australopithecus Afarensis by Hannah


Australopithecus Garhi by Isabella


Paranthropus Aethiopicus by Olivia J.


Australopithecus Africanus by Basia


Homo Rudolfensis by Zoe


Australopithecus Sediba by Dina


Homo Habilis by Nayantara


Paranthropus Boisei by Sophia


Homo Heidelbergensis by Cassie


Homo Erectus by Lydia


Homo Neanderthalensis by Isabel


Homo Floresiensis by Zach





SCHOOL MEMORIES

Using as inspiration excerpts from various sources, including a story from The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez and excerpts from several graphic novels including Kampung Boy and American Born Chinese, students identified and reflected on an experience from their educational past. For additional help in generating ideas, students viewed Ms. C-R's graphic memoir version of two incidents from her elementary years which can be found at the end of the students' work.

The real work began when students composed a written paragraph describing the event they remembered. They then drafted a vision of how the events of the story they wrote would translate into comic strip form. Finally, they imagined that they were the writers of their own graphic memoirs. Using the comic strip making program Bitstripsforschools.com, students created a "page" from their imagined memoir related to a first day of school experience.

Check out the final products by either scrolling down or clicking on a name of a sixth grader in the Table of Contents to the right.

Basia
Wrong Classroom
wrong_classroom.jpg

Cassie
Small in a World of Big
Small_in_a_World_of_Big.jpg

Dina
The First Day of School
The_First_Day_of_School.jpg


Hannah
First Day of Middle School
My_First_Day_of_Middle_School.jpg

Isabel
School Supplies
school_supplies.jpg

Isabella
My New Best Friend
My_New_Best_Friend_.jpg

Juliana
First Grade Can Be Hard
First_Grade_Can_Be_Hard.jpg

Leanne
The First Day of Sixth Grade
The_First_Day_of_Sixth_Grade.jpg

Lydia
First Day of Preschool
First_Day_Of_School.jpg

Nayantara
My First Day of Kindergarten
My_First_Day_of_Kindergarten.jpg


Olivia F.
First Day Follies
First_Day_Follies.jpg


Olivia J.
First Day of Via
First_Day_of_Via.jpg

Sophia
A Boring First Day of School
A_Boring_First_Day_of_School.jpg

Zach
My First Day of Fourth Grade
first_day_of_fourth_grade_.jpg

Zoe
First Day of School
First_Day_of_School_.jpg




Ms. C-R
Please note, you will need to open the pdf below in order to view it. Also, the name of the "artist" should read Ms. C-R (there was a mistake when the comic strip was originally made).


This comic strip below was made several years ago with another program: Pixton.com.