As you saw with our last post, we’ve been hard at work recently preparing for our World’s Fair. Students have finished writing and typing their reports. They’ve wrapped up adding the last pictures for their Animotos. The last snow capped mountains and dense forests have been placed delicately into their habitat displays. The final step to the process was to film an interview with an animal expert.
For the final portion of their project, students were to be filmed as an expert of the particular animal they’ve been researching. They donned clothing representative of the climate that their animal lived in. They came up with a name for their expert. Then, they prepared for questioning. However, this wasn’t like any ordinary interview. The person asking them the questions is someone they knew very, very well. See if you can figure out just who it was who interviewed each expert.
A few of our interviews can be seen below. However, that’s only the beginning of them. The rest can be found by clicking here. Then, tell us if any of the animals we researched live near you!
Have you ever seen any of the animals we researched?
Can you share some facts about your favorite animal?
Great videos! Thanks for sharing! You guys have an amazing blog! I can’t wait to get my students involved with your blog next year!
Dear Miss Holmquist,
We really enjoy getting good feedback on our videos! It’d great to see that you enjoy them! Thanks so much for writing a comment on our blog! We’ll see your blog next year.
Dear Mr. Avery and students,
I really enjoyed the wildlife interviews! It’s such a fun way to do research and present your information.
Yesterday I was watching the Amazing Race and the contestants were driving through an animal habitat in Africa. I wanted to learn more about those animals. I especially loved watching the male lions sunbathing and taking naps!
Dear Mr. Avery,
Right now we are in Virgina. We are staying the night and then tomorrow we will be in Florida! I can’t wait to see my grandparents. I haven’t seen them since this summer. I hope you and the gang had fun eating food from around the world! You are lucky. I have been eating fast food all day. My stomach will hate me later. Have fun on vacation!
I didn’t know you were going to Florida! I love it there. My grandmother lives there, but I don’t see her very often. It is a beautiful state. I think the best thing to do is swim in the ocean, or go in a giant swimming pool. Since it is so warm down there, the water is never cold.
Disney World is a great place to go if you want fun and adventure, but if you don’t like a huge crowd of people, you probably won’t like it.
Another thing I love to do is drive around Florida with all of the windows down with good music playing. It feels really good when the warm wind blows past your face.
Lastly, it is really fun to go shopping. I like to go shopping wherever I am, because I like to get souvenirs. Florida souvenirs are awesome to get, because you can get nice jewelry, a cool T-shirt, a nice stuffed-animal, and a ton of other things.
I love Florida, and I bet you will too! Have fun!
~ Emma W.
Dear Mr. Avery,
The World’s Fair was lots of fun. I loved how it was set up like a museum. I loved the videos and the posters like, “coming soon” and “in theaters near you!” and “for a limited time only”. The whole setup was really cool. But what I loved the best was…. for all our hard work we got to do something really cool today in school… every one brought in a dish from their country. We tried them (that’s what we had for lunch). We watched “Dolphin Tale.”
How’s you’re feast from around the world? We just entered New York around five to ten minutes ago. The view is amazing here! I can’t wait to be in Florida!
Miss you guys!
You’re well on your way. You’ve still got a while to go though. I always love driving through New York City and seeing all the buildings. I can’t wait until they finish building the new Freedom Tower. That’ll be brand new to the NYC skyline. Hope you’re having fun. Try not to give your brother too hard of a time on the way down!
Dear Mr. Avery and class,
I think your video clips are wonderful. It looks as though you have made good use of green screen to add an interesting background.
I have heard of all three animals but have only seen a wolverine on television. The old family farm one had draught horses to help pull heavy objects or pull a plough. They are magnificent animals now more commonly seen at agricultural shows.
The Fiji banded iguana is also an interesting animal. Perhaps my favourite iguana are those of the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America. These iguana jump into the water to feed on kelps attached to rocks. Not minding being in water makes the Galapagos marine iguanas unusual. They are not as pretty as the Fiji banded iguana but they are just as interesting.
Well done, everyone. 🙂
I noticed Mrs M*rris mentioned the koala. If you are allowed to watch, here is a link to a video I made of a mother koala and its baby. The koala, because of its diet of eucalypt tree leaves, spends much of the day and night sleeping. Imagine sleeping for around 20 hours a day. 🙂
Here is the link to my website. Once on the site, click “Sample Movie” at the top of the page and you’ll see the koala and baby video…
Teacher, NSW, Australia
Dear Mr. Avery,
I think the videos came out great! I watched mine and the timing wasn’t great, but it was still awesome! The vidoes were hard but they were a lot of fun to make!
Dear Mr Avery and class,
You are all very talented and I enjoyed watching your interviews! You shared some excellent information and spoke very clearly.
I have not seen many of the animals that you researched, however, we do have a very large zoo in Melbourne where you can see all sorts of animals. Do you have a zoo near where you live?
You might have heard of a famous Australian animal called the koala. Some people think it is called a koala bear but it’s just “koala”.
A koala is a herbivorous marsupial. A marsupial carries its young in its pouch. Koalas are pretty shy but if you go for a walk through the bush, you might see some in a tree.