Where I’m From

April is poetry month, where our school has an art and poetry festival. All of the 5th grade had to write a poem about where they are from, like what things are a part of them.

I wanted my poem a little bit more different from everyone else’s. Most people’s poems would list things: things they cherish, phrases often said in their house, things they love to do (hobbies), family names, etc. My poem was more like a story, and I only talked about three things (of course I love more than three things, but I couldn’t write more than one page).

After we finished our poems, we colored them, and that really brought them alive!

Most of us recorded ourselves in front of a green screen reciting the poem, so we could chose a background in our video.

The rest of us made a short movie, where we added different pictures together to form a video, then added a voice over. I also wanted to make a video, so I did. I didn’t know what site to make it on. After trying out lots of different movie making sites, I finally decided to use WeVideo, which was my original choice. I started a video, adding different pictures and videos to match my poem. I didn’t really like it though, I thought it was too boring. Then I came up with an idea. I totally changed the content in my video, and I think it looks way better.

Check my final video out:


Colonial Informational Book Reflection

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I enjoyed writing my Colonial Informational Book. It was a fun experience. If you want to learn more about it, read on or click on the bolded words above, ‘Colonial Informational Book.’

This is somewhat how the process went:

  1. Plan on paper. Research and put info on post-its.
  2. Continue #1.
  3. Start typing it on the computer. Use google docs first.
  4. Change to typing info on google slides.
  5. Revise. Edit. Repeat.
  6. Check for spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  7. Make sure that everything works (links and so on).
  8. Make last finishing touches.
  9. Publish on Blog!