Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Great Pig Race

To read why Super Pig lost the race click here

Friday, October 22, 2010

Maya, Aztec and Inca Posters

This poster was rated a 1. It did not provide the information needed in a format that was readable and understandable. The graphics were not placed well. It looked unplanned.

This poster was given a 3. The information was weak but the graphics, organization, and presentation pulled it up. More facts about each category would have improved it.

This poster was given a 2. The information was given but the graphics were small and inaccurate. Some information was in the wrong place and it was hard to read.

Poster 2 was rated a 1 for missing information and putting in a format that was sloppy and hard to understand. There was no evidence of planning. It was missing information and the captions didn't tie into the pictures.
Poster 1 was rated a 3 for being colorful with large graphics. There was evidence of good planning. However most of the information was about the Maya ignoring the Aztecs and Inca.
Poster 3 was rated a 3 for good information on all three groups although some of it was repeated. It was colorful and attractive but the colors were not consistent throughout. The class preferred smaller pictures for each area as opposed to one large graphic.

To see the rubric used to evaluate these posters click Poster rubric

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Super Pig

Today we got an orange pig.We named him Super Pig. We have to race him against all the other grades. If we win, we get a pizza party.

We won him because we had the highest fifth grade fundraiser sales.

We also have to decorate it any way we want to. We are decorating it now. Right now all we have is a red cape and a super symbol.

The amazing pig race is on Friday, October 22, 2010 at our school. Stay tuned for a video of the race.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Intersession

I hope everyone is having a great break. If you click on this link,
you can add a note or picture on what you've been doing.Just drag a widget from the bottom up onto the board and start typing. Add a picture if you have one.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Create your own video slideshow at

Today the Tucson Symphony Brass Quintet and Percussion performed at Lulu Walker School. There was a French horn, a tuba, two trumpets and a trombone. There was also a percussionist with a kettle drum, a snare drum, a wood block, a triangle and a bass drum.

The theme for today was " Music is what emotion sounds like". One thing they talked about was rhythm. Rhythm is tempo - how fast or slow a piece is played. Also, they mentioned dynamics - how loud or soft they played. The trombone player talked about major and minor scales. A major scale is upbeat and happy but a minor scale sounds sad and slow. They called us the best school in the city.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Island of the Blue Dolphin movies

Video #4 was rated a 3. The graphics were detailed and the narration was clear. Many story details were included.

Video #5 was rated a 2. The narration was soft and the narrators seemed unclear as to what to say. The graphics could use more detail.

Video #6 was rated a 2. Some of the graphics were inappropriate (smily face) and included random objects. The narration did not match the graphics.

Video #7 was rated a 2. The video seemed rushed. The pictures were mixed up. the narration could have been smoother.

Video #8 was rated a 2. This video was ambitious but in the end did not succeed. Some of the graphics were among the best. There wasn't any narration but the slides progressed too fast to read. Zooming in and out did not enhance the project. This group deserves credit for trying something different. The music was inappropriate.

Video #9 was rated a 3. The graphics were attractive. This group also did not narrate but they were able to figure out the slide transition better. A better choice for music.

Video #10 was rated a 1. This video was missing much content. It was hard to follow and the ending was abrupt. There was evidence of poor preplanning.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Hello bloggers, today some of our classmates are making a movie called Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell. It is a very interesting book. You should really read the book. We are in groups.It is about a Indian girl who is stuck on an island for a while and her name is Karana and the island is shaped as a dolphin. She has a brother named Ramo and has a wild dog named Rontu. Her brother Ramo dies from the wild dogs.
More about the classroom, we have a lot of interesting videos using photo story 3 and paint. Until next time.