Thursday, February 25, 2010

Student, Meet Your Greek God or Goddess

Yesterday in a thrilling selection process, each student was assigned a titan, olympian, or monster child. Today, on Water for Sixth Grade, you are going to get to know your new "friend." You will be giving a speech pretending to be your character from Greek Mythology in the coming week. Before you can give your speech, you need to learn about your character. We will be using this blog assignment to start to learn about your character. For this blog post, it will be similar to what did with the Nile River: have a conversation. You need to put on your "creativity" caps and pretend you are having a conversation with the character you selected. Pretend you are standing on the street, and all of a sudden up walks Zeus or Poseidon, or whoever you have selected. You are going to have a conversation with them. You will "talk" to your character as if you know nothing about them. Since you are going to pretend to be them for your speech, this is a great opportunity to talk to your character and learn about them. You need to format your conversation with quotation marks.

Task: You will have a pretend conversation with the character you selected. In the conversation, you will ask that character questions to learn about them for your speech. Use the websites I have posted for you to learn about your character. You must ask your character at least 5 questions for this conversation.

Points: 5 Points per question. Total of 25 points for this blog assignment.
DUE Date: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Johnny Mac: Trick Shot quarterback

Some Amazing throws of a football. This guy is crazy good.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Start Ancient Greece, Please

Welcome to Ancient Greece. To start this unit, we are going to do something a little bit different on this blog. It is basically an online version of the Library Book Fact Search assignment that we do from time to time to begin Units. To help us start thinking about Ancient Greece and to help us get in the "Greek" frame of mind, we are going to be taking a look at some Greece websites. The websites will be listed on the side under "Greece Links." The instructions are vague, but simple: Look at the websites I have listed for you and post a comment telling me 2 things you have learned about Ancient Greece. That is all that is required of you. My thought is that with vague instructions, it will allow you to have a bit more freedom with this assignment.

DUE: Tuesday, February 16, 2010. 10:00 p.m.
Points: 10

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Model T Ford Assembly Line: Fascinating

Can you believe this is how cars used to look and how they were made? Fascinating stuff once again from YouTube. Henry Ford was a genius when it came to factory word and the assembly line, being able to mass produce cars at 1/10 of the time it used to take.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Super Bowl Commercial: Doritos

Since the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, I thought it would be fitting to get you ready for the big game, not the football part, but the commercial part. The most anticipated the commercials of the year will be played during the Super Bowl. Here is a Doritos commercial from a past Super Bowl. Watch the Super Bowl this Sunday and tell me what your favorite super bowl commercial was.

Man vs. Bear Fight Caught on Tape: Amazing!

The camera's just happened to be rolling as this guy suddenly found himself in a fight with a bear. Amazing footage caught on tape. Check it out.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fighting Gravity

A clip from the show "America's Got Talent" The performers defy gravity in their stunt. This is crazy.

The Crazy Frog

The Crazy Frog. This video has over 13 million views on YouTube.

Strange Goats

There is a special breed of goats that faint instantly when scared. It's quite humerous to watch, actually. I think it would be very fun to get to pop out from around a corner and scare the goats, making them fall over. This is perfectly natural for these goats. It does not harm them in anyway. Check it out.

Time Warp: Water Balloon to the Face

Have you ever wondered what it would look like to get hit by a water balloon in slow motion? Well, here you go.

Slow Motion Sneezing

After watching this video, you may want to think twice about not covering your mouth next time you sneeze. It may also cause you to think twice before standing in front of someone who is sneezing.