SEVAs are HERE!

Holy cow. This week arrived in the blink of an eye. Sorry for not posting a reminder about this earlier this week. Tonight at CSU Sacramento starting at 6:30 pm are the SEVA awards. We entered 14 films into instructional and documentary films this year. Next year will be an even bigger showing.

If you are able to join the fun, please feel free. If not, we will be there to represent on your behalf.

Award invitations were sent out over two weeks ago. We’ve had a poster mounted in the front of the classroom for the entire trimester, and the awards were listed in the important dates on the front of the blog. Again, I’m sorry for not sending out a post earlier this week/last week as a final reminder.

Information for SEVAs tonight is posted below. Be sure to purchase parking prior to finding a spot. The meter monitors are fast, ubiquitous, and keen-eyed.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:30 pm – Student Producer Red Carpet
7:00 pm – Award Night Show Begins

Sacramento State University Union Ballroom
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Parking is $6

Fraction Films in Full Production!

We are learning about adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. And what better way to learn something than to teach it.

Check out the Keynote created by Aidan K. and Brayden S.

They’ve written a script to explain what’s going on. They’ve recorded it using our Zoom H4 Recorder and will edit the audio with Audacity. After that they’ll import video and audio into Final Cut Pro X and assemble their instructional film.

The good news? EVERYONE in class will have the opportunity to do this! 🙂 Yes, some will finish sooner than others, but everyone will have the opportunity to showcase their learning in the medium of film.

Our learning and filmmaking will be showcased at the 2016 SEVA Film Festival as well. Deadline to enter is March 4, which is coming all-too-soon.

Why do we do this? To extend our learning, incorporate writing into math, and to think deeply about what we do and why we do it.

Kudos to all our kiddos for their hard work and thinking. They are doing amazing things in class everyday, and I couldn’t be more proud of each of your children.