The week before school started Mr. Cooper had a technology day for his students. Some of the fun things we learned about are how to make an iMovie on our iPods and transfer it to the MacBooks at school. He had us go into groups and come up with our own ideas for the movie. Most of the movies turned out to be very funny. My group’s movie was called “The Splinter”. The movie was about a girl who got a splinter and was very sad about this splinter. In the background there is a girl who keeps really getting hurt (fake of course) and has to keep going to the nurse. Creating an iMovie is fun and teaches us a lot of things such as, adding music and sound effects, adding titles and different backgrounds for titles. On technology day we enjoyed ourselves and made new friends.
On our first week of school we did something called the Marshmallow Challenge. The main thing about the challenge is that the students needed to build the tallest standing tower with 20 pieces of spaghetti, duck tape, a yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow has to be on top. We watched a video about making the towers. We had loads of fun but it was a lot more difficult to put the towers together than we thought it would be. Mr. Cooper also timed us during the challenge. It was interesting even though it was hard work. We learned a lot about working as a team.
It has been a busy beginning of the school year for Mr. Cooper’s class. I look forward to the rest of the year and all the fun days ahead!
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4th grade student