CCE 5th graders invented their own instruments and are showcasing them in an instrument invention fair! Instruments had to make two or more pitches, and belong to one of the instrument families- brass, woodwind, percussion, or string. We worked with Mrs. Milburn, the music teacher, to create this commercial for the instrument invention fair. Enjoy!
We always get the best ideas from our friends at Bridge Point Elementary (you can find them at bobcatblog.org), like this idea for a novel study. Third grade students at Cedar Creek recently read Chocolate Fever, a novel about a boy who eats so much chocolate that he gets chocolate spots! After each chapter, students completed a chapter summary in the Popplet app. Here's an example:
After finishing the novel, students were assigned a partner and one chapter to turn into a graphic novel. They used the Popplet chapter summary and the Strip Designer app to create their graphic novel chapter. Here's an example of one chapter from the graphic novel version:
To guide students, we created a rubric and made an example for the first chapter of the book.
To see the finished graphic novels for each class, go here. Happy reading!