Participants- Leigh Perisino, LMS; Mrs. Gatlin’s, Mrs. Powell’s, Mrs. Pennell’s, Mrs. Pennington’s and Mrs. Hitt’s 3rd Grade Classes
Description- Through heavy differentiation and support, all 3rd graders will research topics, follow a research model, collect and synthesize information, and share their findings using PowerPoint in Office 365.
Product- Each 3rd grade student will have a final PowerPoint presentation to share with teachers, students and parents.
Project 2: Arts Integration with the Pod A Players
Participants- Leigh Perisino, LMS; Mr. Starapoli’s 3rd-5th Graders, Mrs. Sproat’s K-2nd Graders, Ms. Brooks’s K-5th Graders
Description- Through differentiation and support, the Pod A Players will take part in a year-long integration unit bringing together literature and the arts.
- Mr. Starapoli’s students will work within a sub-unit called “Monsters!” We will incorporate literature, art, technology and the design process to create monsters of our own.
- Mrs. Sproat’s and Ms. Brooks’s students will experience literature through storytelling, music, acting and art with a focus on timeless favorites like Pete the Cat and holiday themes.
Product- Our units are growing throughout the year. We will announce our products as we develop them.
Project 3: Infographics with 4th Grade Small Group
Participants- Mrs. Mawn’s Wednesday Small Instruction Group; Leigh Perisino, LMS
Description- Students will learn how to interpret infographics then brainstorm and research self-chosen topics. They will then synthesize the data they collect into creating a digital infographic.
Product- Each student will create and share their own infographic.
Project 3: Weaving the Weather
Participants- Mrs. Rausch, Art Teacher; Leigh Perisino, LMS; Mr. Bush, Music Teacher; Mrs. Mawn’s, Mrs. Thompson’s, Mrs. Begerow’s, Mrs. Cohen’s, Mrs. Gillett’s 4th grade classes
Description- Over the course of several months, 4th graders will report the weather in an arts integration project in the Lindsey Learning Commons. They will use a popular internet weather website to record the type of weather in a journal each day. When they record the weather, they will weave a corresponding strip of fabric on a large loom. At the end of the project, Mr. Bush will assist the students in creating a musical piece based on a pentatonic scale where each type of weather will correspond to a note. The students will publish the piece of the music. It will be recorded and shared online. The project aims to depict the weather in a abstract visual and auditory manner.
Product- The students will have collectively created at large weaving that can be displayed in the school. They will also publish a musical piece for the work of art.