Our students are creators. They love creating towards an authentic audience and showcasing their hard work. Our population breakdown is: 26.7% African American, 26.3 Hispanic/Latino, 30.8 White, and 11.5 two or more races. 63.4% of our students are economically disadvantaged. 12.4 of our students have disabilities. 26.1% of our students have limited English proficiency. Students in Kindergarten and First grade learn half their day in English and half of their day in Spanish.
Our students are intelligent, creative, and determined.
Each year we will add another grade of dual language immersion (DLI) classes until there is at least one section of DLI within each grade level. Finally, we are a nationally recognized Welcoming School and we intentionally teach aly behavior especially by supporting the LGBT community and individuals.
Creating stop motion videos supports students creativity and gives them an authentic audience of whom to share their ideas. Stop motion videos support students in the beginning of the writing process as story starters and at the end to make their writing come alive. Students will use the iPads, along with free stop motion apps, to create their stories. Students will use their Legos as stop motion stands and as characters. The Lego characters also support students' role playing and empathy skills. I am requesting two iPads and Legos characters and blocks for my students.
Students learn more when they can truly create.
Stop motion video gives students a chance to move from pen and paper towards film making. As the librarian, I would make this a kit and teach it to students in grades K-5. Students of all elementary grades can learn and grow while creating videos.
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