Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Weekly Update 5/18/12

Look at all those pretty patterns!!! 
Last week Sigma finished sewing all their pillows.
Mrs. Kurpiarz, the Family and Consumer Science teacher, let use come in for one week for each cooking and sewing class.  Mrs. Ziegenfuss taught us how to hand-sew our pillow openings closed during team time, and we helped each other figure out how to do it.

Thank you, Mrs. Krupiarz!  
(Note Mr. Aho trying to cover up Eddie's University of Michigan pillow 
with his Michigan State Pillow!)

Mrs. Ziegenfuss demonstrating hand sewing on Mick's Lamborghini pillow.

Lauren and Katherine working together on Katherine's chili pepper pillow.

Mr. Aho let Matthew and David R. sew his MSU pillow.

Anna and Mili sewing their "friends" and tie-dye pillows.

Lucas sewing his junk food pillow while Gina sews her neon pillow.

Cici was one of the first people done with her junk food themed pillow.

Morgan hard at work on her flannel sheep pillow.
Kevin made a hawk pillow.

In language arts and social studies we are continuing to learn about Greek and Roman Mythology.  It is a favorite unit for most of us.  We  learned that a lot of myths include heroes, who are humans with exceptional skills.  We also learned a lot about the gods from our classmates' Prezis.  We also learned that every myth explains something about how the world is or about human nature.  During free reading time, many of us decided to read extra myths!



Jake and Max

In team time we made Prezis (a presentation program) about chosen Greek gods to share with the class. Last week our classmates showed us how to make a Prezi.  This week we got to choose a god we wanted to learn more about. We did it with or without a partner.  We learned that Prezi can make you dizzy because of all of the rotations that you can do to it.  Most of us thought Prezis were more fun to watch than Keynotes.  It is really easy to put in pictures and videos and design your own presentation, and we were excited to learn something new.  Some of us still like Keynote, though, so we will probably use both in the future, depending on the project. 
Here are a few of our best presentations: 

1 comment:

  1. Mrs. Lussem says: Very cool mythology Prezis! I like how you included the Roman names of the gods.