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Sunday, November 23, 2008

American Dreams Final Project

Click here for directions and rubric. We are commandeering the new MAC Lab in the Media Center all week with Mr. Chodkiewicz.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Week of 11/17-11/21

This week we our finishing up our "American Dreams" Unit and starting to gather images and ideas for our Garage Band podcasting project. We are going to make music videos that represent our American Dreams in the new Mac Lab in the Media Center. Mr. Chodkiewicz is coming with us to teach us how to use Garage Band. We studied Asian American Dreams this week by watching interviews of famous Asian Americans and Asian American students. We also learned about Japanese internment camps and Angel Island. Graphing Japanese immigration over the past 20 decades was hard to do at first, but interesting to discuss.
We also published our secret diary entries using Google Docs about growing up in the White House that we wrote last week. Sasha and Malia get to pick out their furniture for their bedrooms and have a bowling alley and movie theater right in their new house at 1600 Pennsyvania Ave.
Plus, Mrs. Hartman went to Google in NYC and now we all want to work there when we grow up! She showed other teachers samples from our Letters to the Next President:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Who will read our letters? OBAMA

For the past month we have been participating in the National Writing Project's Letter to the Future President Campaign.

We are so excited because our letters have been uploaded to the site, plus we can read letters written by over 2000 students worldwide.

Mr. Obama, we await your response.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

2008 Election Results

Amber Team Connections Results for Mock Election (popular vote):

Actual 2008 Presidential Election Votes: