Wednesday, February 11, 2009

5th Grade Claymation in progress...

5th grade students have been working on a claymation project for the past several weeks. Students are working in four groups in order to prepare everything for filming. These groups include writers, storyboard artists, character designers, and set designers. Soon, students will be working together in order to film their stories with the technique of stop motion animation. This form of animation has been around for quite some time and has been made popular by Wallace and Gromit and The Nightmare Before Christmas. The final video will be posted as soon as it is finished.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Simple Machine Brains

Third grade students just finished a project about simple machines. Students learned about the six kinds of simple machines as well as the artwork of Rube Goldberg. They then put several simple machines together in order to create a complex machine that does something that usually happens inside a person's head. I was extremely excited with how well this project turned out.