Here is the plan for the last week of school. Because of the different schedule today, I did not have a chance to explain to my classes about the final “performance event” kids will be doing in class. Here are those details first:
Mars Performance Event: students will be allowed to bring their phones to class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday FOR THIS PROJECT ONLY. Students will work in partners or individually to create a 2 minute stop-action video using the app “imotion” to demonstrate 3 factors of either the Mars environment, Mars exploration, or preparation for human exploration of Mars. They will get specific details in class but here is the part relevant to you, the parents:
**Students will need to bring in some kinds of props/objects to make their videos. Ideas include playdough, action figures, space toys, decorated cardboard box, markers. They will plan these things out with their partner. They may already bring in stuff Monday, but by Tuesday for sure. Hopefully, it can be stuff around the house and not purchased things. These should be brought to school in a bag so they are not distractions in other classes. Everything will go back home on Wednesday.
**At least one partner will need their phone. They will need to install the app “imotion”. This is a free app and does not require any kind of registration. You may install it in class or over the weekend.
**Phones must be powered off before we begin work and must be powered off before students leave my class. Students may only use the “imotion” app on their phone in class; no other phone uses are allowed. I will turn the phone into the office for parent pick up of anyone who chooses not to comply.
Monday: (1) Open Note Test on Mars; (2) Start planning performance event
Tuesday: (1) Google Expedition “field trip”; (2) plan/shoot video
Wednesday: (1) Team incentive or lesson/reading on renewable resources; (2) shoot/share video in class
Thursday: homeroom only. Early dismissal.
Thanks for all your support this year!
6th grade science