June 11th, 2010
Join Varun as he talks about one of his favorite comics: Garfield. Find about how this classic cat was created and by whom. Next, he tells about the three main characters: Garfield (of course), Jon, and Odie. Sit back, enjoy some lasagna and listen to the podcast.
June 9th, 2010
With all the excitement over the Percy Jackson Series, Greek mythology is everywhere. Join Adam and Anthony as they introduce three Greek Mythological Monsters to you. If you are brave enough, get ready to learn about the Hydra, Minotaur, and Typhon.
November 25th, 2009
Ganesh and Varun share one of their favorite books with you. entire description of the book, "ERAGON." Hope you enjoy
November 24th, 2009
Looking for a great series to read? Well Molly has just the answer. The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. This podcast gives a brief introduction to the characters and plot of this awesome series. We hope you decide to read this amazing series!!
November 14th, 2008
After reading Because Of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo, our class discussed the meaning of the title. Since everything that happens to India Opal over that summer, is due to Winn-Dixie. The friends India Opal made and the things she did were all due to her new dog. To keep with that theme, the class worked in small groups to create a new character, how Winn-Dixie allowed the meeting to occur, and finally the significance or importance of the meeting. In other words how it changed the characters lives. After writing the script, the groups recorded radio programs in the style of old time radio shows.
We hope you enjoy the radio shows and please comment on the shows.
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February 21st, 2008
After completing our most recent reading unit of Literature Circles, the students created book reviews for the novel of their choice. Literature Circles are a kid version of book clubs. Using Post-It notes to respond to what they read, students then meet in groups to discuss the novel using their comments, predictions, connections, or questions. Enjoy the book reviews.
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October 22nd, 2007
After reading Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie, students realized that while short, the title spoke volumes about the book. Everything that happened to India Opal after moving to Naomi, Florida was all due to Winn-Dixie. Whether it was making new friends or getting a new job, India Opal owed it all to her new dog. Keeping with that theme, students worked in groups to think about how else Winn Dixie could change India Opal’s life. They created a new character, how Winn-Dixie allowed the meeting to happen, and what is the significance, or so what, of their new relationship.
Enjoy the following radio programs created by the students to see what else happened… because of Winn-Dixie.
Here are the times that each group starts: 29 sec Lauren, Juliette, and Kristen 1:42 Justin, Chris, and Jason 3:50 Devika, Rachael, Nishtha, and Nicole 6:27 Ritish, Sayan, and Nihar 7:26 Bryce, Zenzali, and Jake 9:06 Brian, Nick, and Kiernan 11:10 Tara and Brenna 12:24 Derek, Shannon, and Patrick