Thursday, April 28, 2011

Traveling to Narnia

We are writing Narnian stories.  The students have been asking a lot to write on missing parts of Narnia.  This week was the week.  On Monday we brainstormed about sections people could write on: Pug as a boy, how Reepicheep became leader, what would have happened if Uncle Andrew traveled back to Narnia with pieces of ships, trains..., how the dufflepuds became invisible, and Gale the king who freed the Lone Islands from a dragon.  We brainstormed for quite some time and the list seems to be endless.  I also read some stories that other students had written in the previous years.  They were inspirational.  Today they began writing their first drafts.  If you have ideas for other missing sections of Narnia, feel free to post them, they might be chosen by the students to become a story.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Droplet of Imagination

We explored the creative element of water today.  Who would think that photographing something so small can be such fun?  This was only our first day of photographing water drops.  This week we are having a contest to see who can photograph a creative picture of water.

The first picture was taken by one of the students.  It took a few minutes of Photoshop work to get the look.  Don't forget to check out the video at the bottom.  It is really amazing!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Photoshop 101

On Monday, I gave the children their first Photoshop class.  They added artistic filters, added text, and saved the files to their thumb drives!  Good job!

Enjoy some of the before and afters.  Click on the afters to see better detail of the changes.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Lines, Lines, Lines

In photography class, I showed the children graphic photography.  I wanted to open their minds to not only take beautiful pictures of various subjects such as flowers and trees, but to see pictures within the pictures.  I showed them the world of lines.  Lines are used throughout so many different places.  Here are a few from a walk around the school.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Khan Academy

I would like to commend those who are working on Khan Academy during this spring break.  I see that some of you are excelling.  Good job!  Keep up on the good work.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Massive Waves!

Check out these videos!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Juanita and I
  Just wanted to say, "hi"
On the beach, we are having fun
  I  hope you're all getting sun!

Also, here are some nice pictures some of the children took yesterday in school.