December 19

How to Make a Whiteboard Animation Video

Check out the video below that teaches you how to make a whiteboard animation video.

Here is a quick tutorial on what a whiteboard animation is…

Here are the materials you will need:

22.12.19 storyboard template

22.12.19 Storyboard Rubric

Here is a “how to get started” and sample project video by Mr. Ewert

Here is an instructional video by Mr. Ewert showing how to use Windows Movie Maker to create your video once you have the shots in place.

November 24

Hate on instagram, and Snapchat

img_1459Today in Heath we were talking siber bullying. There are lots of people who get hurt on instagram, and Snapchat

thing that are hurtful on Snapchat

  • famous people being slammed
  • fake drama
  • best friends slamming there best friends
  • mean story’s
  • political problems
  • racist post

things that are hurtful on instagram

  • big political problems
  • insulting comments
  • sexual pics
  • racist comments
  • racist posts

this is the end of my blog post see you next week!!!

December 2

Live Different @ Dr. George Johnson

live differentGrade 7 had a great time at the Live Different show at Dr. George Johnson Middle School on Tues. Dec. 1. It was a great multi-media experience delivering a strong message about having positive self-image despite our self-doubts.

Students were inundated with insightful personal speakers, intuitive multimedia messages, and inspiring music from the stylings of Everglow; a talented 2-piece band from the East Coast. The overall feedback from students was positive with overwhelming responses to the messages being sent about how to fight negativity and find positive thinking.

April 14

Who I Want to Be

restitution - footprintToday we talked about “Who I Want to Be”.  We listened to some music and read poetry about “how I want to be remembered”.  We reflected on how we want to be remembered is something to reflect on everyday as we think about who we want to be.  We discussed how we want to be remembered and what actions each day will lead to that.

Students each decorated one outline of a foot to indicate their “footprint” of who they want to be and how they wish to be remembered.

Check out some of the poetry we read together



I Want To Be Remembered

April 6

Backward Bill by Shel Silverstein

Today we started our preparations for Festival of the Arts by reading through one of our poems we are performing there.  We read “Backward Bill” by Shel Silverstein and tried some different ways of reading it.

Check out the poem below.

lightintheattic-backwardbill-largeBackward Bill

Backward Bill, Backward Bill,
He lives way up on Backward Hill,
Which is really a hole in the sandy ground
(But that’s a hill turned upside down).

Backward Bill’s got a backward shack
With a big front porch that’s built out back.
You walk through the window and look out the door
And the cellar is up on the very top floor.

Backward Bill he rides like the wind
Don’t know where he’s going but sees where he’s been.
His spurs they go “neigh” and his horse it goes “clang,”
And his six-gun goes “gnab,” it never goes “bang.”

Backward Bill’s got a backward pup,
They eat their supper when the sun comes up,
And he’s got a wife named Backward Lil,
“She’s my own true hate,” says Backward Bill.

Backward Bill wears his hat on his toes
And puts on his underwear over his clothes.
And come every payday he pays his boss,
And rides off a-smilin’ a-carryin’ his hoss.