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The 5th and 6th Grade students learned all about Silent Movies! What! Movie's in the Library!? I tell you, there is nothing like a silent movie for learning about story telling! I had never experienced them until I went to our local Silent Movie Theatre, which isn't so silent thanks to their amazing Giant Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, which allows one amazing player to fill the whole building with both music and sound effects!
We started off by talking about Charlie Chaplin, the students were fascinated with his life story and his signature style. As we watched some clips from the 1920's we talked about how a story is told through images and how the viewer can make up dialogue in their head to help complete the story. I love how much more interactive this is than in today's movie experience. Students then created dialogue for short vintage clips using this free online program (note: it can only be opened using the most current version of Google Chrome): https://www.peanutgalleryfilms.com/
This program use's voice to text technology which is glitchy but makes for some laughable outcomes.
Here are a few student creations:
The 2013 Beehive Book Awards Winners were announced a few weeks ago, and this was a fun way to celebrate. Students who voted for a winning books, and remembered to add their name to their ballot (the tricky part!), got to come to the party this morning.
Mrs. Standings 4-6SE class completed their research projects a few months ago: Mobiles about US States. But since they are now on display I couldn't resist posting a picture! They are fantastic and it was a fun way to learn the research process and be creative at the same time!!
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