We shifted our scope a bit this week from writing a musical about space to creating a music video about space. Rachel has been doing a lot with video lately and the students had expressed some interest in making movies so this seemed like a good fit!
This week our students researched a planet from our solar system with a partner. After learning about their planet, they composed some song lyrics about their planet consisting of 4 lines with 7 syllables each.
Later in the week, they created pictures of their planets with marker, brushes and water. (Credit goes to the school's art teacher for help figuring out that technique!)
By Friday we were ready to start recording! We showed the students a clip of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel in a recording booth recording the audio to Frozen.
Then each student got to come into the "recording studio" that we set up in a room down the hall. We even had headphones and a fancy microphone! They each recorded their 7 syllable lines for the song!
Rachel video recorded some clips and took pictures of the planets the students made. Next week, she will help the students edit the video and we'll put it all together!