Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wax Museum 2010 Reflection

Hello 6th graders. I want to hear from you about the Wax Museum. I want you to tell me about it. I want to know what you think, what you liked, what you will remember. I thought April 13th was one of the best days of my teaching career thus far. I had so much fun. I thought it was just awesome seeing all my students dressed up and performing their speech. I have never been more proud of a group of kids. I know I have said this many times already, but I can not say it enough: Great Job. I am proud of you. Now that our big night has come and gone, I want you to reflect on the entire project. I want to read what you think. So for this post, I want you to write a reflection telling me about your experience with the wax museum.
To help give you some guidance as far as what to write about, please respond to the following:

What did you think about our Wax Museum night?
What did you like about the night when you performed? What was your favorite thing?
What did you like best about the entire project?
What do you think about the whole project from start to finish?
What did you learn from this experience?
Was anything difficult about the project? Such as?
These are just some guide questions for you to think about. Basically, I just want you to tell me your thoughts and opinions and feelings about this project, which is one of a kind. You may add anything else you would like to say about the project.
In-Class blogging. If you do not finish, or you want to write more after class, you may do so.
Thank you very much.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Welcome to the Medieval Times

Ancient Rome is over. The Wax Museum is over. Now what are we going to do? I know exactly what we are going to do: Learn about the intriguing world of the Medieval Times. In our last "big" unit of the school year in ancient civilization, we will be learning about a time period in history that is not all that long ago compared with Mesopotamia and Egypt. The Medieval Times, often referred to as the "Middle Ages," takes place roughly 1000 years ago. In this unit, we will be covering a plethora of interesting topics. You will see very quickly, this unit, as our grand finale, will be one to remember. For this blog post, as we typically do whenever we start a unit, you need to search the Medieval Times Links that I have posted for you and tell me something you have learned. How many items? Well, since there is a lot of cool stuff, please tell me 3 facts you learned will searching the websites. Good Luck!
Task: Search the websites I have found for you and post a comment with 3 facts you learned.
Points: 20
DUE: April 22nd, 2010