Coulee Kids

A School In the Coulee Podcast

A School In the Coulee Podcast

Description

The Coulee Kids Podcast is brought to you by seventh grade students in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It takes cooperative skills, technology expertise, and solid content knowledge to create each academic segment. This unique, middle school podcast provides a window into the world of adolescents as we showcase student work from language arts, social studies, science, and math.

Link: wiki.lacrosseschools.org/groups/couleekids/

Episodes

Poems For Two Voices - Three

Oct 1, 2012

Description:

Join the Coulee Kids as they perform Poems For Two Voices in the first edition of our podcast during the 2012-2013 school year.

Poems For Two Voices - Two

Sep 29, 2012

Description:

Join the Coulee Kids as they perform Poems For Two Voices in the first edition of our podcast during the 2012-2013 school year.

Poems For Two Voices - One

Sep 26, 2012

Description:

Join the Coulee Kids as they perform Poems For Two Voices in the first edition of our podcast during the 2012-2013 school year.

View From A Digital Classroom: Poems For Two Voices

Sep 23, 2012

Description:

In a new addition to the Coulee Kids Podcast titled, View From A Digital Classroom, one of the teachers, Mrs. Jeanne Halderson provides background information about the 21st Century Skills and Common Core Curriculum concepts developed during this short, first podcast of the 2012 year.

2012 Teacher Address

Sep 20, 2012

Description:

Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! This introduction is provided by Mrs. Jeanne Halderson as she introduces the "new and improved" Coulee Kids Podcast!

Unique Coulee Kids

Sep 24, 2011

Description:

Welcome to the 2011-2012 school year!

Personification Poems - Group Three

Jun 4, 2011

Description:

We used the website Blabberize to practice the 6 Trait writing skill of voice and the figurative language technique personification.

Personification Poems - Group Two

Jun 3, 2011

Description:

We used the website Blabberize to practice the 6 Trait writing skill of voice and the figurative language technique personification.

Personification Poems - Group One

Jun 1, 2011

Description:

We used the website Blabberize to practice the 6 Trait writing skill of voice and the figurative language technique personification.

P.E.M.D.A.S. - A Math Podcast

May 15, 2011

Description:

Learn the order of operations by singing the P.E.M.D.A.S. song. Parenthesis - Exponents - Multiply - Divide - Addition - Subtraction!

Any Way You Slice It, Cells Divide! - E-Book

Apr 21, 2011

Description:

Students use Comic Life to illustrate and narrate cell division. Podcast by Bev, Jacob, and Ethan.

Book Projects Group Two

Mar 11, 2011

Description:

During our literature class, we each chose a book and a way to present it. Instead of doing a traditional book report, several of us chose to create a podcast.

Book Projects Group One

Mar 6, 2011

Description:

During our literature class, we each chose a book and a way to present it. Instead of doing a traditional book report, several of us chose to create a podcast.

Unwanted: Disease

Feb 15, 2011

Description:

Do you know your microorganisms? Be the detective in this microbe guessing game as you listen to each eyewitness testimony of a different infectious disease.

Podcast by Austin, Laura, Hope, Jacob, Taryn, Kaylee, Micha.

Bev Goes To Amsterdam

Jan 20, 2011

Description:

During our study of Europe, students chose from a variety of ways to display their new learning including a travel brochure, podcast, website, a class presentation, and more. Bev created a podcast about Amsterdam.

Social Studies Cooking Show

Dec 16, 2010

Description:

This was a choice project created by Sam to share his knowledge during our social studies unit on the Middle East.

Taquara School Project 6

Dec 2, 2010

Description:

During the Coulee Kids study of biodiversity, we communicated with a group of high school students and adults from an organization called i2P. Impossible to Possible hiked almost 125 miles through the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to raise awareness of the biodiversity and culture of the area.

Our teachers challenged us to become effective global citizens and make the lives better for the people of Brazil, so we created this project to educate and inform our viewing audience.

With today's technology tools, we can communicate and interact with people from other countries and actually get involved in making the world a better place.

This project created by Austin, Colten, Sam, and Zach

http://impossible2possible.com/extraordinary

Taquara School Project 5

Dec 1, 2010

Description:

During the Coulee Kids study of biodiversity, we communicated with a group of high school students and adults from an organization called i2P. Impossible to Possible hiked almost 125 miles through the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to raise awareness of the biodiversity and culture of the area.

Our teachers challenged us to become effective global citizens and make the lives better for the people of Brazil, so we created this project to educate and inform our viewing audience.

With today's technology tools, we can communicate and interact with people from other countries and actually get involved in making the world a better place.

This project created by Jake, Luke, and Preston.

http://impossible2possible.com/extraordinary

Taquara School Project 4

Nov 24, 2010

Description:

During the Coulee Kids study of biodiversity, we communicated with a group of high school students and adults from an organization called i2P. Impossible to Possible hiked almost 125 miles through the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to raise awareness of the biodiversity and culture of the area.

Our teachers challenged us to become effective global citizens and make the lives better for the people of Brazil, so we created this project to educate and inform our viewing audience.

With today's technology tools, we can communicate and interact with people from other countries and actually get involved in making the world a better place.

This project created by Eben, Lauren, and Ben.

http://impossible2possible.com/extraordinary

Taquara School Project 3

Nov 17, 2010

Description:

During the Coulee Kids study of biodiversity, we communicated with a group of high school students and adults from an organization called i2P. Impossible to Possible hiked almost 125 miles through the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to raise awareness of the biodiversity and culture of the area.

Our teachers challenged us to become effective global citizens and make the lives better for the people of Brazil, so we created this project to educate and inform our viewing audience.

With today's technology tools, we can communicate and interact with people from other countries and actually get involved in making the world a better place.

This project created by Dominick, Michael, Nate, and Jeremy.

http://impossible2possible.com/extraordinary

Taquara School Project 2

Nov 10, 2010

Description:

During the Coulee Kids study of biodiversity, we communicated with a group of high school students and adults from an organization called i2P. Impossible to Possible hiked almost 125 miles through the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to raise awareness of the biodiversity and culture of the area.

Our teachers challenged us to become effective global citizens and make the lives better for the people of Brazil, so we created this project to educate and inform our viewing audience.

With today's technology tools, we can communicate and interact with people from other countries and actually get involved in making the world a better place.

This project created by Ethan, Jacob, and Lawton.

http://impossible2possible.com/extraordinary

Taquara School Project 1

Nov 3, 2010

Description:

During the Coulee Kids study of biodiversity, we communicated with a group of high school students and adults from an organization called i2P. Impossible to Possible hiked almost 125 miles through the Amazon River Basin in Brazil to raise awareness of the biodiversity and culture of the area.

Our teachers challenged us to become effective global citizens and make the lives better for the people of Brazil, so we created this project to educate and inform our viewing audience.

With today's technology tools, we can communicate and interact with people from other countries and actually get involved in making the world a better place.

This project created by Kendra, Maggie, and Tyler.

http://impossible2possible.com/extraordinary

Be Thankful - Group 6

Oct 27, 2010

Description:

For our first writing process podcast, we expanded our thoughts about every day things that we appreciate. After reading books by professional authors, we went through the five step writing process. We focused on the Six Trait skill of ideas as we creatively explored our topics. We worked on using our voice like a beautiful instrument, and the Podject Directors honed their GarageBand skills as they sewed our projects together.

Podject Director: Sam L.

Be Thankful - Group Five

Oct 20, 2010

Description:

For our first writing process podcast, we expanded our thoughts about every day things that we appreciate. After reading books by professional authors, we went through the five step writing process. We focused on the Six Trait skill of ideas as we creatively explored our topics. We worked on using our voice like a beautiful instrument, and the Podject Directors honed their GarageBand skills as they sewed our projects together.

Podject Director: Emma May

Be Thankful - Group Four

Oct 15, 2010

Description:

For our first writing process podcast, we expanded our thoughts about every day things that we appreciate. After reading books by professional authors, we went through the five step writing process. We focused on the Six Trait skill of ideas as we creatively explored our topics. We worked on using our voice like a beautiful instrument, and the Podject Directors honed their GarageBand skills as they sewed our projects together.

Podject Director: Austin

Be Thankful - Group Three

Oct 13, 2010

Description:

For our first writing process podcast, we expanded our thoughts about every day things that we appreciate. After reading books by professional authors, we went through the five step writing process. We focused on the Six Trait skill of ideas as we creatively explored our topics. We worked on using our voice like a beautiful instrument, and the Podject Directors honed their GarageBand skills as they sewed our projects together.

Podject Director: Erin

Be Thankful - Group Two

Oct 8, 2010

Description:

For our first writing process podcast, we expanded our thoughts about every day things that we appreciate. After reading books by professional authors, we went through the five step writing process. We focused on the Six Trait skill of ideas as we creatively explored our topics. We worked on using our voice like a beautiful instrument, and the Podject Directors honed their GarageBand skills as they sewed our projects together.

Podject Director: Jacob W.

Be Thankful - Group One

Oct 6, 2010

Description:

For our first writing process podcast, we expanded our thoughts about every day things that we appreciate. After reading books by professional authors, we went through the five step writing process. We focused on the Six Trait skill of ideas as we creatively explored our topics. We worked on using our voice like a beautiful instrument, and the Podject Directors honed their GarageBand skills as they sewed our projects together.

Podject Director: Colten

I Appreciate... (2)

Jan 26, 2010

Description:

For the first podcast of the 2010-2011 school year, the Coulee Kids shared something that they appreciate. We focused on word choice and learning GarageBand. We are excited to begin podcasting and can't wait to see how our podcast will evolve this year!

I Appreciate... (1)

Jan 26, 2010

Description:

For the first podcast of the 2010-2011 school year, the Coulee Kids shared something that they appreciate. We focused on word choice and learning GarageBand. We are excited to begin podcasting and can't wait to see how our podcast will evolve this year!

Gracie - Newbery Award Winning Prediction

Jan 11, 2010

Description:

The Newbery project was a readers’ challenge that promised to be an “award winning” experience. Students diligently read twenty current novels, which were possible contenders for the 2010 Newbery Medal. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author with the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the United States during the preceding year. The goals of the Mock Newbery Challenge were to enrich and extend the current 7th grade language arts curriculum, to enhance higher level thinking skills through debating, persuasive speaking and writing, literary analysis, and much more. After reading and critically examining all 20 novels, students determined the one they felt best met the Newbery criteria and created this podcast to convince others.

Cameron - Newbery Award Winning Prediction

Jan 5, 2010

Description:

The Newbery project was a readers’ challenge that promised to be an “award winning” experience.
Students diligently read twenty current novels, which were possible contenders for the 2010 Newbery Medal. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author with the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children in the United States during the preceding year. The goals of the Mock Newbery Challenge were to enrich and extend the current 7th grade language arts curriculum, to enhance higher level thinking skills through debating, persuasive speaking and writing, literary analysis, and much more. After reading and critically examining all 20 novels, students determined the one they felt best met the Newbery criteria and created this podcast to convince others.

Pennies For Peace - Kalyn and Kylie

Dec 23, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids took on the challenge of becoming positive, contributing global citizens when they decided to raise money for Pennies For Peace. Our classes went to see the author of THREE CUPS OF TEA, Greg Mortenson, and we heard how his organization was making a difference for children in Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools and equipping them with educational supplies. In the process, we studied current news topics of the Greater Middle East and learned that children who are educated about health issues are less likely to die of disease, and kids who can read and write are less likely to become involved in terrorist activities. We felt that by helping to build a school in this area of the world, we could touch other kids’ lives and make a big difference in our world. We organized a penny drive at both our school and a local elementary school, State Road. This podcast was something we created to share with other kids so that they too can make a difference in our world.

Please consider giving to Pennies For Peace. Let them know that the Coulee Kids sent you.
http://www.penniesforpeace.org/

Pennies for Peace
c/o Central Asia Institute
PO Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 5977

2/6/10 3:54 PM

Pennies For Peace - Becky and Jessie

Dec 18, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids took on the challenge of becoming positive, contributing global citizens when they decided to raise money for Pennies For Peace. Our classes went to see the author of THREE CUPS OF TEA, Greg Mortenson, and we heard how his organization was making a difference for children in Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools and equipping them with educational supplies. In the process, we studied current news topics of the Greater Middle East and learned that children who are educated about health issues are less likely to die of disease, and kids who can read and write are less likely to become involved in terrorist activities. We felt that by helping to build a school in this area of the world, we could touch other kids’ lives and make a big difference in our world. We organized a penny drive at both our school and a local elementary school, State Road. This podcast was something we created to share with other kids so that they too can make a difference in our world.

Please consider giving to Pennies For Peace. Let them know that the Coulee Kids sent you.
http://www.penniesforpeace.org/

Pennies for Peace
c/o Central Asia Institute
PO Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 5977

2/6/10 3:54 PM

Pennies For Peace - Matt, Trevor, and Jon

Dec 16, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids took on the challenge of becoming positive, contributing global citizens when they decided to raise money for Pennies For Peace. Our classes went to see the author of THREE CUPS OF TEA, Greg Mortenson, and we heard how his organization was making a difference for children in Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools and equipping them with educational supplies. In the process, we studied current news topics of the Greater Middle East and learned that children who are educated about health issues are less likely to die of disease, and kids who can read and write are less likely to become involved in terrorist activities. We felt that by helping to build a school in this area of the world, we could touch other kids’ lives and make a big difference in our world. We organized a penny drive at both our school and a local elementary school, State Road. This podcast was something we created to share with other kids so that they too can make a difference in our world.

Please consider giving to Pennies For Peace. Let them know that the Coulee Kids sent you.
http://www.penniesforpeace.org/

Pennies for Peace
c/o Central Asia Institute
PO Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 5977

2/6/10 3:54 PM

Pennies For Peace - Aaron, Katie, and Sophia

Dec 11, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids took on the challenge of becoming positive, contributing global citizens when they decided to raise money for Pennies For Peace. Our classes went to see the author of THREE CUPS OF TEA, Greg Mortenson, and we heard how his organization was making a difference for children in Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools and equipping them with educational supplies. In the process, we studied current news topics of the Greater Middle East and learned that children who are educated about health issues are less likely to die of disease, and kids who can read and write are less likely to become involved in terrorist activities. We felt that by helping to build a school in this area of the world, we could touch other kids’ lives and make a big difference in our world. We organized a penny drive at both our school and a local elementary school, State Road. This podcast was something we created to share with other kids so that they too can make a difference in our world.

Please consider giving to Pennies For Peace. Let them know that the Coulee Kids sent you.
http://www.penniesforpeace.org/

Pennies for Peace
c/o Central Asia Institute
PO Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 5977

2/6/10 3:54 PM

Pennies For Peace - Eric, Will, and Nick

Dec 9, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids took on the challenge of becoming positive, contributing global citizens when they decided to raise money for Pennies For Peace. Our classes went to see the author of THREE CUPS OF TEA, Greg Mortenson, and we heard how his organization was making a difference for children in Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools and equipping them with educational supplies. In the process, we studied current news topics of the Greater Middle East and learned that children who are educated about health issues are less likely to die of disease, and kids who can read and write are less likely to become involved in terrorist activities. We felt that by helping to build a school in this area of the world, we could touch other kids’ lives and make a big difference in our world. We organized a penny drive at both our school and a local elementary school, State Road. This podcast was something we created to share with other kids so that they too can make a difference in our world.

Please consider giving to Pennies For Peace. Let them know that the Coulee Kids sent you.
http://www.penniesforpeace.org/

Pennies for Peace
c/o Central Asia Institute
PO Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 5977

2/6/10 3:54 PM

Pennies For Peace - Matt and Alex

Dec 4, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids took on the challenge of becoming positive, contributing global citizens when they decided to raise money for Pennies For Peace. Our classes went to see the author of THREE CUPS OF TEA, Greg Mortenson, and we heard how his organization was making a difference for children in Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools and equipping them with educational supplies. In the process, we studied current news topics of the Greater Middle East and learned that children who are educated about health issues are less likely to die of disease, and kids who can read and write are less likely to become involved in terrorist activities. We felt that by helping to build a school in this area of the world, we could touch other kids’ lives and make a big difference in our world. We organized a penny drive at both our school and a local elementary school, State Road. This podcast was something we created to share with other kids so that they too can make a difference in our world.

Please consider giving to Pennies For Peace. Let them know that the Coulee Kids sent you.
http://www.penniesforpeace.org/

Pennies for Peace
c/o Central Asia Institute
PO Box 7209
Bozeman, MT 5977

Coulee Region Origin Myths - 8

Nov 20, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids from Longfellow Middle School took photos of our marvelous Mother Nature and turned them into origin myths. We went on a bus trip to Goose Island Park, located in the Coulee Region, equipped with a camera, our imagination, and a creative eye. We had already learned about basic photographic composition, and our assignment was to look for strange acts of nature that caused us to wonder. It was an enjoyable day that sparked our enthusiasm for writing.

During language arts class, we started the writing process by brainstorming and sharing our photos and wonders. Our teachers interjected lessons on word choice and how to revise our work as we worked through the entire writing process. When all of our stories had been approved, we learned about how to use enunciation, expression, pacing, and rhythm to keep the audience hooked

Dazzled by our creativity, the podject leaders flipped our projects into podcasts.
From lonely trees to mysterious birds, the Coulee Kids are proud to announce their newest podcast – Origin Myths!

Podject Directors: Will and Adam

Coulee Region Origin Myths - 7

Nov 18, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids from Longfellow Middle School took photos of our marvelous Mother Nature and turned them into origin myths. We went on a bus trip to Goose Island Park, located in the Coulee Region, equipped with a camera, our imagination, and a creative eye. We had already learned about basic photographic composition, and our assignment was to look for strange acts of nature that caused us to wonder. It was an enjoyable day that sparked our enthusiasm for writing.

During language arts class, we started the writing process by brainstorming and sharing our photos and wonders. Our teachers interjected lessons on word choice and how to revise our work as we worked through the entire writing process. When all of our stories had been approved, we learned about how to use enunciation, expression, pacing, and rhythm to keep the audience hooked

Dazzled by our creativity, the podject leaders flipped our projects into podcasts.
From lonely trees to mysterious birds, the Coulee Kids are proud to announce their newest podcast – Origin Myths!

Podject Directors: Nick and Gretchen

Coulee Region Origin Myths - 6

Nov 13, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids from Longfellow Middle School took photos of our marvelous Mother Nature and turned them into origin myths. We went on a bus trip to Goose Island Park, located in the Coulee Region, equipped with a camera, our imagination, and a creative eye. We had already learned about basic photographic composition, and our assignment was to look for strange acts of nature that caused us to wonder. It was an enjoyable day that sparked our enthusiasm for writing.

During language arts class, we started the writing process by brainstorming and sharing our photos and wonders. Our teachers interjected lessons on word choice and how to revise our work as we worked through the entire writing process. When all of our stories had been approved, we learned about how to use enunciation, expression, pacing, and rhythm to keep the audience hooked

Dazzled by our creativity, the podject leaders flipped our projects into podcasts.
From lonely trees to mysterious birds, the Coulee Kids are proud to announce their newest podcast – Origin Myths!

Podject Directors: Faith and Erin

Coulee Region Origin Myths - 5

Nov 11, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids from Longfellow Middle School took photos of our marvelous Mother Nature and turned them into origin myths. We went on a bus trip to Goose Island Park, located in the Coulee Region, equipped with a camera, our imagination, and a creative eye. We had already learned about basic photographic composition, and our assignment was to look for strange acts of nature that caused us to wonder. It was an enjoyable day that sparked our enthusiasm for writing.

During language arts class, we started the writing process by brainstorming and sharing our photos and wonders. Our teachers interjected lessons on word choice and how to revise our work as we worked through the entire writing process. When all of our stories had been approved, we learned about how to use enunciation, expression, pacing, and rhythm to keep the audience hooked

Dazzled by our creativity, the podject leaders flipped our projects into podcasts.
From lonely trees to mysterious birds, the Coulee Kids are proud to announce their newest podcast – Origin Myths!

Podject Directors: Cameron and Gracie

Coulee Region Origin Myths - 4

Nov 6, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids from Longfellow Middle School took photos of our marvelous Mother Nature and turned them into origin myths. We went on a bus trip to Goose Island Park, located in the Coulee Region, equipped with a camera, our imagination, and a creative eye. We had already learned about basic photographic composition, and our assignment was to look for strange acts of nature that caused us to wonder. It was an enjoyable day that sparked our enthusiasm for writing.

During language arts class, we started the writing process by brainstorming and sharing our photos and wonders. Our teachers interjected lessons on word choice and how to revise our work as we worked through the entire writing process. When all of our stories had been approved, we learned about how to use enunciation, expression, pacing, and rhythm to keep the audience hooked

Dazzled by our creativity, the podject leaders flipped our projects into podcasts.
From lonely trees to mysterious birds, the Coulee Kids are proud to announce their newest podcast – Origin Myths!

Podject Directors: Meghan

Coulee Region Origin Myths - 3

Nov 4, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids from Longfellow Middle School took photos of our marvelous Mother Nature and turned them into origin myths. We went on a bus trip to Goose Island Park, located in the Coulee Region, equipped with a camera, our imagination, and a creative eye. We had already learned about basic photographic composition, and our assignment was to look for strange acts of nature that caused us to wonder. It was an enjoyable day that sparked our enthusiasm for writing.

During language arts class, we started the writing process by brainstorming and sharing our photos and wonders. Our teachers interjected lessons on word choice and how to revise our work as we worked through the entire writing process. When all of our stories had been approved, we learned about how to use enunciation, expression, pacing, and rhythm to keep the audience hooked

Dazzled by our creativity, the podject leaders flipped our projects into podcasts.
From lonely trees to mysterious birds, the Coulee Kids are proud to announce their newest podcast – Origin Myths!

Podject Directors: Katie and Aaron

Coulee Region Origin Myths - 2

Oct 31, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids from Longfellow Middle School took photos of our marvelous Mother Nature and turned them into origin myths. We went on a bus trip to Goose Island Park, located in the Coulee Region, equipped with a camera, our imagination, and a creative eye. We had already learned about basic photographic composition, and our assignment was to look for strange acts of nature that caused us to wonder. It was an enjoyable day that sparked our enthusiasm for writing.

During language arts class, we started the writing process by brainstorming and sharing our photos and wonders. Our teachers interjected lessons on word choice and how to revise our work as we worked through the entire writing process. When all of our stories had been approved, we learned about how to use enunciation, expression, pacing, and rhythm to keep the audience hooked

Dazzled by our creativity, the podject leaders flipped our projects into podcasts.
From lonely trees to mysterious birds, the Coulee Kids are proud to announce their newest podcast – Origin Myths!

Podject Directors: Lauren and Stefanie

Coulee Region Origin Myths - 1

Oct 23, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids from Longfellow Middle School took photos of our marvelous Mother Nature and turned them into origin myths. We went on a bus trip to Goose Island Park, located in the Coulee Region, equipped with a camera, our imagination, and a creative eye. We had already learned about basic photographic composition, and our assignment was to look for strange acts of nature that caused us to wonder. It was an enjoyable day that sparked our enthusiasm for writing.

During language arts class, we started the writing process by brainstorming and sharing our photos and wonders. Our teachers interjected lessons on word choice and how to revise our work as we worked through the entire writing process. When all of our stories had been approved, we learned about how to use enunciation, expression, pacing, and rhythm to keep the audience hooked

Dazzled by our creativity, the podject leaders flipped our projects into podcasts.
From lonely trees to mysterious birds, the Coulee Kids are proud to announce their newest podcast – Origin Myths!

Podject Directors: Aggie and Kylie

What Spoke To Me? - Red Group

Oct 15, 2009

Description:

On September 8, 2009, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a national address to the kids of America. He challenged students to set goals, take responsibility, and to work hard in school. For the first podcast of the year, we took the opportunity to respond to what the president had to say. In addition, we discovered what it takes to put together a class podcast. We each took an individual picture using PhotoBooth, and we learned how to record using GarageBand. Our Podject Leaders became experienced with the flash drive as they collected all of our audio and photos from each individual computer and sewed them together on one iBook to create our group podcast project. We welcome you to the 5th season of the Coulee Kids Podcast! Podject Leaders: Becky and Peyton

What Spoke To Me? - Pink Group

Oct 8, 2009

Description:

On September 8, 2009, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a national address to the kids of America. He challenged students to set goals, take responsibility, and to work hard in school. For the first podcast of the year, we took the opportunity to respond to what the president had to say. In addition, we discovered what it takes to put together a class podcast. We each took an individual picture using PhotoBooth, and we learned how to record using GarageBand. Our Podject Leaders became experienced with the flash drive as they collected all of our audio and photos from each individual computer and sewed them together on one iBook to create our group podcast project. We welcome you to the 5th season of the Coulee Kids Podcast! Podject Leaders: Cameron and Gracie

What Spoke To Me? - Orange Group

Oct 6, 2009

Description:

On September 8, 2009, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a national address to the kids of America. He challenged students to set goals, take responsibility, and to work hard in school. For the first podcast of the year, we took the opportunity to respond to what the president had to say. In addition, we discovered what it takes to put together a class podcast. We each took an individual picture using PhotoBooth, and we learned how to record using GarageBand. Our Podject Leaders became experienced with the flash drive as they collected all of our audio and photos from each individual computer and sewed them together on one iBook to create our group podcast project. We welcome you to the 5th season of the Coulee Kids Podcast! Podject Leaders: Drew and Nemo

Challenges For Kids Today - Gold Group

Oct 4, 2009

Description:

On September 8, 2009, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a national address to the kids of America. He challenged students to set goals, take responsibility, and to work hard in school. For the first podcast of the year, we took the opportunity to respond to what the president had to say. In addition, we discovered what it takes to put together a class podcast. We each took an individual picture using PhotoBooth, and we learned how to record using GarageBand. Our Podject Leaders became experienced with the flash drive as they collected all of our audio and photos from each individual computer and sewed them together on one iBook to create our group podcast project. We welcome you to the 5th season of the Coulee Kids Podcast! Podject Leaders: Adam and Nicholas

What Spoke To Me? - Purple Group

Oct 2, 2009

Description:

On September 8, 2009, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a national address to the kids of America. He challenged students to set goals, take responsibility, and to work hard in school. For the first podcast of the year, we took the opportunity to respond to what the president had to say. In addition, we discovered what it takes to put together a class podcast. We each took an individual picture using PhotoBooth, and we learned how to record using GarageBand. Our Podject Leaders became experienced with the flash drive as they collected all of our audio and photos from each individual computer and sewed them together on one iBook to create our group podcast project. We welcome you to the 5th season of the Coulee Kids Podcast! Podject Leaders: Lauren and Stefanie

Challenges For Kids Today - Green Group

Sep 30, 2009

Description:

On September 8, 2009, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a national address to the kids of America. He challenged students to set goals, take responsibility, and to work hard in school. For the first podcast of the year, we took the opportunity to respond to what the president had to say. In addition, we discovered what it takes to put together a class podcast. We each took an individual picture using PhotoBooth, and we learned how to record using GarageBand. Our Podject Leaders became experienced with the flash drive as they collected all of our audio and photos from each individual computer and sewed them together on one iBook to create our group podcast project. We welcome you to the 5th season of the Coulee Kids Podcast! Podject Leaders: Aggie and Kylie

What Spoke To Me? - Blue Group

Sep 25, 2009

Description:

On September 8, 2009, the president of the United States, Barack Obama, delivered a national address to the kids of America. He challenged students to set goals, take responsibility, and to work hard in school. For the first podcast of the year, we took the opportunity to respond to what the president had to say. In addition, we discovered what it takes to put together a class podcast. We each took an individual picture using PhotoBooth, and we learned how to record using GarageBand. Our Podject Leaders became experienced with the flash drive as they collected all of our audio and photos from each individual computer and sewed them together on one iBook to create our group podcast project. We welcome you to the 5th season of the Coulee Kids Podcast! Podject Leaders: Katie and Reed

Incredible! A Frog Dissection

Mar 31, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids have been studying amphibians. These unique creatures live a “double life” as they rely on the land and the water to grow from an egg to a tadpole to a froglet to an adult frog. Because amphibians depend so heavily on land and water for survival, they are excellent ecological indicators telling us if something is right or wrong with our environment.

As we explored further into the Phylum Chordata, we found out that frogs and humans aren’t so different than we originally predicted. Actually, they have very similar body systems with comparable organs and tissues as we have in our human body.

In this Coulee Kids podcast, you will hear about each frog body system and its correlating forms and functions. You will see a close-up Proscope photo of our frog dissection, which allowed us to closely examine each system first hand.

To add a clever literary twist to our scientific study, we added interjections, oh my, and appositives, phrases which clarify the noun. This was an enjoyable challenge to bring together both language arts skills and science knowledge.

Letters To Soldiers

Feb 27, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids have been truly inspired by the devotion of the many moms, dads, uncles, aunts, brothers, and sisters who work endlessly serving in the United States military. It is their dedication to our freedoms and rights, which makes us proud to be Americans! We wanted to thank our soldiers, but we weren’t sure what to say in our letters. Ben, one of the kids in our class, asked his dad to come speak to us. Ron is a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, and since he visited us, he has been called to active duty in Iraq.

When Ron talked to our class, he mentioned that when he was in Iraq last time, he enjoyed hearing about what was going on at home. He said the every day things that we take for granted, like the snow and sleet that fell last night, the mayoral race, or just what we did over the weekend were all topics that soldiers would enjoy hearing about. He stressed the importance of using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation in our correspondence. This gave us an idea. If we put our letters and thoughts into a podcast, we could not only write to the military personnel that the Coulee Kids’ students know and love, but to every soldier!

This podcast is for YOU! Let us entertain you with these news flashes from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Each podcast section will be a page-turner, whether it is sports, weather, entertainment, the latest movie releases, or just giving you a glimpse into our hometown news.

Thank you to all of the military men and women who serve our country. We are proud of you!

Letters To Soldiers

Feb 20, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids have been truly inspired by the devotion of the many moms, dads, uncles, aunts, brothers, and sisters who work endlessly serving in the United States military. It is their dedication to our freedoms and rights, which makes us proud to be Americans! We wanted to thank our soldiers, but we weren’t sure what to say in our letters. Ben, one of the kids in our class, asked his dad to come speak to us. Ron is a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, and since he visited us, he has been called to active duty in Iraq.

When Ron talked to our class, he mentioned that when he was in Iraq last time, he enjoyed hearing about what was going on at home. He said the every day things that we take for granted, like the snow and sleet that fell last night, the mayoral race, or just what we did over the weekend were all topics that soldiers would enjoy hearing about. He stressed the importance of using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation in our correspondence. This gave us an idea. If we put our letters and thoughts into a podcast, we could not only write to the military personnel that the Coulee Kids’ students know and love, but to every soldier!

This podcast is for YOU! Let us entertain you with these news flashes from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Each podcast section will be a page-turner, whether it is sports, weather, entertainment, the latest movie releases, or just giving you a glimpse into our hometown news.

Thank you to all of the military men and women who serve our country. We are proud of you!

Letters To Soldiers

Feb 13, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids have been truly inspired by the devotion of the many moms, dads, uncles, aunts, brothers, and sisters who work endlessly serving in the United States military. It is their dedication to our freedoms and rights, which makes us proud to be Americans! We wanted to thank our soldiers, but we weren’t sure what to say in our letters. Ben, one of the kids in our class, asked his dad to come speak to us. Ron is a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, and since he visited us, he has been called to active duty in Iraq.

When Ron talked to our class, he mentioned that when he was in Iraq last time, he enjoyed hearing about what was going on at home. He said the every day things that we take for granted, like the snow and sleet that fell last night, the mayoral race, or just what we did over the weekend were all topics that soldiers would enjoy hearing about. He stressed the importance of using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation in our correspondence. This gave us an idea. If we put our letters and thoughts into a podcast, we could not only write to the military personnel that the Coulee Kids’ students know and love, but to every soldier!

This podcast is for YOU! Let us entertain you with these news flashes from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Each podcast section will be a page-turner, whether it is sports, weather, entertainment, the latest movie releases, or just giving you a glimpse into our hometown news.

Thank you to all of the military men and women who serve our country. We are proud of you!

Letters To Soldiers

Feb 6, 2009

Description:

The Coulee Kids have been truly inspired by the devotion of the many moms, dads, uncles, aunts, brothers, and sisters who work endlessly serving in the United States military. It is their dedication to our freedoms and rights, which makes us proud to be Americans! We wanted to thank our soldiers, but we weren’t sure what to say in our letters. Ben, one of the kids in our class, asked his dad to come speak to us. Ron is a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, and since he visited us, he has been called to active duty in Iraq.

When Ron talked to our class, he mentioned that when he was in Iraq last time, he enjoyed hearing about what was going on at home. He said the every day things that we take for granted, like the snow and sleet that fell last night, the mayoral race, or just what we did over the weekend were all topics that soldiers would enjoy hearing about. He stressed the importance of using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation in our correspondence. This gave us an idea. If we put our letters and thoughts into a podcast, we could not only write to the military personnel that the Coulee Kids’ students know and love, but to every soldier!

This podcast is for YOU! Let us entertain you with these news flashes from La Crosse, Wisconsin. Each podcast section will be a page-turner, whether it is sports, weather, entertainment, the latest movie releases, or just giving you a glimpse into our hometown news.

Thank you to all of the military men and women who serve our country. We are proud of you!

MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

Jan 18, 2009

Description:

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Peri

MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

Jan 10, 2009

Description:

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Al

MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

Jan 3, 2009

Description:

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Amy

MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

Dec 31, 2008

Description:

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Sam

MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

Dec 27, 2008

Description:

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Grace

MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

Dec 24, 2008

Description:

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Collin

MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

Dec 19, 2008

Description:

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Mary

MY STORY – A Collection of Personal Narratives

Dec 17, 2008

Description:

For this podcast, the Coulee Kids wrote personal narratives. A personal narrative is a story about an event in the life of the writer. It is written from the author’s point of view and recreates an incident by showing, not telling, which meant we had to be creative with our word choice. The 6-trait skill we focused on for this piece was voice, more specifically, YOU hearing OUR voice in our writing. We went through the writing process and concentrated on reading fluency so that our audience would enjoy the presentation. Podject Leader: Hudson

Poetry Reflections

Dec 11, 2008

Description:

Students listened to several episodes of the Coulee Kids' Classic Poetry Podcast, and they selected their favorite poem. Participants brainstormed initial reactions to the poem including theme, figurative language use, impact of the title, personal meaning, and more. Then, they organized a paragraph sharing their thoughts. Students practiced performing their written word and called our free voice mail service JConnect (http://home.j2.com). The responses were knit together to create this reflective podcast.

Classic Poetry Slam - H4

Dec 5, 2008

Description:

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs.

In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing!

Podject Director: Al

Classic Poetry Slam - H3

Dec 3, 2008

Description:

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs.

In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing!

Podject Director: Peri

Classic Poetry Slam - H2

Nov 28, 2008

Description:

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs.

In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing!

Podject Director: Amanda

Classic Poetry Slam - H1

Nov 26, 2008

Description:

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs.

In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing!

Podject Director: Brandon

Classic Poetry Slam - R4

Nov 21, 2008

Description:

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs.

In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing!

Podject Director: Tana

Classic Poetry Slam - R3

Nov 19, 2008

Description:

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs.

In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing!

Podject Director: Mackie

Classic Poetry Slam - R2

Nov 14, 2008

Description:

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs.

In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing!

Podject Directors: Jennifer and Hudson

Classic Poetry Slam - R1

Nov 12, 2008

Description:

The Coulee Kids studied figurative language, making sophisticated connections to literature, and how to effectively use emphasis, inflection, tone, and pace when performing a podcast. Students learned about copyright issues and were introduced to topics such as public domain and Creative Commons licenses. Flickr was used as a tool to gather photographs.

In a live poetry slam, it is the audience’s obligation to respond to the poet in some way whether clapping, cheering, booing, or snapping their fingers. We are asking for a virtual response, but since we are kids, only positive responses please. Who knows, your comments may show up in our next podcast! If you would like to respond, call us at 1-612-241-6109. A recording will be made of your voice and sent to our email address as a quicktime file. Keep in mind, our teacher will review all messages before sharing!

Podject Director: Mary

A Truth Or A Lie - R3

Nov 7, 2008

Description:

Each Coulee Kids' student will introduce himself or herself to you. As you listen, try to determine whooooooose lying! The answer will be revealed at the end of the podcast. In order to complete this assignment, each student had to learn how to take photos, load them on the computer, create a GarageBand project, and to work effectively in a group. We also worked on the six trait skills of ideas and word choice. Podcast Leader: Mary

A Truth Or A Lie - R2

Nov 1, 2008

Description:

Each Coulee Kids' student will introduce himself or herself to you. As you listen, try to determine whooooooose lying! The answer will be revealed at the end of the podcast. In order to complete this assignment, each student had to learn how to take photos, load them on the computer, create a GarageBand project, and to work effectively in a group. We also worked on the six trait skills of ideas and word choice. Podcast Leader: Mackie

A Truth Or A Lie - R1

Oct 25, 2008

Description:

Each Coulee Kids' student will introduce himself or herself to you. As you listen, try to determine whooooooose lying! The answer will be revealed at the end of the podcast. In order to complete this assignment, each student had to learn how to take photos, load them on the computer, create a GarageBand project, and to work effectively in a group. We also worked on the six trait skills of ideas and word choice. Podcast Leader: Tana

A Truth Or A Lie - H4

Oct 18, 2008

Description:

Each Coulee Kids' student will introduce himself or herself to you. As you listen, try to determine whooooooose lying! The answer will be revealed at the end of the podcast. In order to complete this assignment, each student had to learn how to take photos, load them on the computer, create a GarageBand project, and to work effectively in a group. We also worked on the six trait skills of ideas and word choice. Podcast Leader: Amanda

A Truth Or A Lie - H3

Oct 9, 2008

Description:

Each Coulee Kids' student will introduce himself or herself to you. As you listen, try to determine whooooooose lying! The answer will be revealed at the end of the podcast. In order to complete this assignment, each student had to learn how to take photos, load them on the computer, create a GarageBand project, and to work effectively in a group. We also worked on the six trait skills of ideas and word choice. Podcast Leader: Peri

A Truth Or A Lie - H2

Oct 2, 2008

Description:

Each Coulee Kids' student will introduce himself or herself to you. As you listen, try to determine whooooooose lying! The answer will be revealed at the end of the podcast. In order to complete this assignment, each student had to learn how to take photos, load them on the computer, create a GarageBand project, and to work effectively in a group. We also worked on the six trait skills of ideas and word choice. Podcast Leader: Brandon

A Truth Or A Lie - H1

Sep 25, 2008 1:44

Description:

Each Coulee Kids' student will introduce himself or herself to you. As you listen, try to determine whooooooose lying! The answer will be revealed at the end of the podcast. In order to complete this assignment, each student had to learn how to take photos, load them on the computer, create a GarageBand project, and to work effectively in a group. We also worked on the six trait skills of ideas and word choice. Podcast Leader: Al

Happy Constitution Day!

Sep 18, 2008

Description:

Welcome to the first podcast of the 2008-2009 school year! Most Americans know that the Fourth of July is our nation's birthday, but do you know that September 17, 1787, is the birth of the United States government? It is the day on which delegates to the Philadelphia Convention completed and signed the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day is intended to celebrate not only the birthday of our government, but the ideas that make us Americans. The Coulee Kids created this podcast as a way to honor our constitution. Happy Constitution Day!

Eastern Hemisphere Artwork- Team Brilliant

Jan 28, 2008

Description:

How does culture influence art? This essential question was answered during a mini unit on artwork of the Eastern Hemisphere. Using an interactive site sponsored by the National Gallery of Art, students created original artwork depicting their understanding and interpretation of a culture they researched.

Eastern Hemisphere Artwork - Team Dynamite

Jan 20, 2008

Description:

How does culture influence art? This essential question was answered during a mini unit on artwork of the Eastern Hemisphere. Using an interactive site sponsored by the National Gallery of Art, students created original artwork depicting their understanding and interpretation of a culture they researched.

Eastern Hemisphere Artwork - Team Brilliant

Jan 13, 2008

Description:

How does culture influence art? This essential question was answered during a mini unit on artwork of the Eastern Hemisphere. Using an interactive site sponsored by the National Gallery of Art, students created original artwork depicting their understanding and interpretation of a culture they researched.

Eastern Hemisphere Artwork - Team Awesome

Jan 5, 2008

Description:

How does culture influence art? This essential question was answered during a mini unit on artwork of the Eastern Hemisphere. Using an interactive site sponsored by the National Gallery of Art, students created original artwork depicting their understanding and interpretation of a culture they researched.

Painted Lady Butterfly-Choua, Josh, and Sierra

Dec 31, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Waxworms-Nolan and Tyler

Dec 30, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Millipedes-Brianna, Corey, Cheyanne and Sydney

Dec 24, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Crayfish-Alex, Jared, and Jeb

Dec 19, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Mealworms-Amanda, Brooke, Whitney

Dec 15, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Bess Beetle-Kathleen and Molly

Dec 9, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Cockroaches-Austin, Jake, and Jared

Dec 2, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Ants-Josh, Scott, and Sunday

Nov 25, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Milkweed Bugs-Breanna, Megan, and Ellyn

Nov 18, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Cellar Spiders-Miranda and Miranda

Nov 11, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

House Fly-Jordon, Nick, and Laz

Nov 4, 2007

Description:

We have been keeping arthropods alive in the classroom. How exciting it must have been for the bugs to travel to our school and live amongst teenagers for a few months. For this podcast, each seventh grader created a lesson on either needs of living things, adaptations, or reproduction and development – from the bug’s point of view!

Truths of Team Commendable

Oct 28, 2007

Description:

Team Commendable shares unique truths about their lives.

Truths of Team Brilliant

Oct 21, 2007

Description:

Team Brilliant shares unique truths about their lives.

Truths of Team Dynamite

Oct 14, 2007

Description:

Team Dynamite shares their unique truths.

Truths of Team Awesome

Oct 6, 2007

Description:

Team Awesome shares unique truths about their lives.

Third Annual Teacher Introduction

Sep 29, 2007

Description:

Welcome to the 2007-2008 Coulee Kids' podcast. This third annual teacher introduction is a review of past years and a glimpse of the new and improved Coulee Kids' Podcast.

Japanese Haikus

May 25, 2007

Description:

Coulee Kids wrote Haikus after completing a unit of study on Japan.

Blooming Beyond the Textbook

Apr 20, 2007

Description:

Coulee Kids discover many clever ways to study flowers using math, science, and art. Flowers are dissected, measurements are calculated, and Proscopes magnified the replication of pollen tubes right in front of our eyes. Finally, the beauty of flowers is preserved in a three-dimensional model and pressed artwork.

Chromosomal Disorders

Apr 13, 2007

Description:

Learn more about three chromosomal disorders: Down Syndrome, Cri du Chat, and Turner Syndrome. You will be amazed to find out how slight chromosomal mutations can make a large impact on physical development.

Applied Genetics

Apr 6, 2007

Description:

During our Applied Genetics Unit, we explored selective breeding, cloning, gene therapy, and DNA fingerprinting. Not only did we study the facts, but we made individual choices about which scientific advances fit our own ethical viewpoints.

Cells And More!

Mar 30, 2007

Description:

Cells are the basic building block of life. This podcast covers cell theory and development, the functions of cell organelles, the cell cycle, and how materials move in and out of a cell.

Genetics Symposium

Mar 23, 2007

Description:

On February 21, The School and The Coulee students from Longfellow Middle School and the Medical Partnership students from Lincoln Middle School met to conduct a mock senatorial debate about stem cell research. We met at the Mathy Ethics Center at Viterbo College. After listening to experts in the medical, scientific, and religious sectors, we discussed, debated, and persuaded the other pseudo senators to take on our viewpoint about stem cells.

Day Six-Spring Into Action

Mar 21, 2007

Description:

Improving athletic performance is the goal of athletes, and knowing and understanding the scientific method is the goal that science teachers have for their students. We used the scientific method to see if listening to music on our iPods made an impact on our daily walk/run. The question we proposed was, "How will athletic performance be affected by listening to songs with faster or slower beats per minute?" The songs on this podcast were created in response to this experiment. Download our songs for a great 6 day workout!

Day Five-Spring Into Action

Mar 16, 2007

Description:

Improving athletic performance is the goal of athletes, and knowing and understanding the scientific method is the goal that science teachers have for their students. We used the scientific method to see if listening to music on our iPods made an impact on our daily walk/run. The question we proposed was, "How will athletic performance be affected by listening to songs with faster or slower beats per minute?" The songs on this podcast were created in response to this experiment. Download our songs for a great 6 day workout!

Day Four-Spring Into Action

Mar 14, 2007

Description:

Improving athletic performance is the goal of athletes, and knowing and understanding the scientific method is the goal that science teachers have for their students. We used the scientific method to see if listening to music on our iPods made an impact on our daily walk/run. The question we proposed was, "How will athletic performance be affected by listening to songs with faster or slower beats per minute?" The songs on this podcast were created in response to this experiment. Download our songs for a great 6 day workout!

Day Three-Spring Into Action

Mar 9, 2007

Description:

Improving athletic performance is the goal of athletes, and knowing and understanding the scientific method is the goal that science teachers have for their students. We used the scientific method to see if listening to music on our iPods made an impact on our daily walk/run. The question we proposed was, "How will athletic performance be affected by listening to songs with faster or slower beats per minute?" The songs on this podcast were created in response to this experiment. Download our songs for a great 6 day workout!

Day Two-Spring Into Action

Mar 7, 2007

Description:

Improving athletic performance is the goal of athletes, and knowing and understanding the scientific method is the goal that science teachers have for their students. We used the scientific method to see if listening to music on our iPods made an impact on our daily walk/run. The question we proposed was, "How will athletic performance be affected by listening to songs with faster or slower beats per minute?" The songs on this podcast were created in response to this experiment. Download our songs for a great 6 day workout!

Day One-Spring into Action

Mar 2, 2007

Description:

Improving athletic performance is the goal of athletes, and knowing and understanding the scientific method is the goal that science teachers have for their students. We used the scientific method to see if listening to music on our iPods made an impact on our daily walk/run. The question we proposed was, "How will athletic performance be affected by listening to songs with faster or slower beats per minute?" The songs on this podcast were created in response to this experiment. Download our songs for a great 6 day workout!

Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 8

Feb 24, 2007

Description:

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 7

Feb 17, 2007

Description:

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 6

Feb 10, 2007

Description:

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 5

Feb 3, 2007

Description:

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 4

Jan 29, 2007

Description:

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 3

Jan 20, 2007

Description:

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 2

Jan 13, 2007

Description:

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

Teenage Chicken Soup Chapter 1

Jan 6, 2007

Description:

Without even realizing it, we have learned a lot about life in the 12 – 13 years we have been alive. We have an abundance of life stories that we think about long after they have occurred, the ones that make us laugh or cry. These stories are the kind we tell our friends and may someday remember to tell our own children. This podcast is about celebrating the life lessons we have learned.

iPodYouPodarthroPod Radio - Segement 4

Nov 29, 2006

Description:

Welcome to iPodYouPodarthroPod radio. The seventh grade Coulee Kids learned about arthropods using a hands-on approach that included the arrival of 18 different species of arthropods in our classroom. After studying the needs of their specific arthropod (to create a habitat and keep it alive), they observed and analyzed the form and function of the species, researched and sometimes witnessed the reproduction and development of the little critters. In this podcast, you will hear original rap songs students created to share their knowledge of the adopted arthropods.

iPodYouPodarthroPod Radio - Segement 3

Nov 21, 2006

Description:

Welcome to iPodYouPodarthroPod radio. The seventh grade Coulee Kids learned about arthropods using a hands-on approach that included the arrival of 18 different species of arthropods in our classroom. After studying the needs of their specific arthropod (to create a habitat and keep it alive), they observed and analyzed the form and function of the species, researched and sometimes witnessed the reproduction and development of the little critters. In this podcast, you will hear original rap songs students created to share their knowledge of the adopted arthropods.

iPodYouPodarthroPod Radio - Segment 2

Nov 15, 2006

Description:

Welcome to iPodYouPodarthroPod radio. The seventh grade Coulee Kids learned about arthropods using a hands-on approach that included the arrival of 18 different species of arthropods in our classroom. After studying the needs of their specific arthropod (to create a habitat and keep it alive), they observed and analyzed the form and function of the species, researched and sometimes witnessed the reproduction and development of the little critters. In this podcast, you will hear original rap songs students created to share their knowledge of the adopted arthropods.

iPodYouPodarthroPod Radio - Segment 1

Nov 8, 2006

Description:

Welcome to iPodYouPodarthroPod radio. The seventh grade Coulee Kids learned about arthropods using a hands-on approach that included the arrival of 18 different species of arthropods in our classroom. After studying the needs of their specific arthropod (to create a habitat and keep it alive), they observed and analyzed the form and function of the species, researched and sometimes witnessed the reproduction and development of the little critters. In this podcast, you will hear original rap songs students created to share their knowledge of the adopted arthropods.

Coulee Kids Share - Installment Three

Oct 25, 2006

Description:

For the first student-created podcast of the year, the Coulee Kids share our impressions of seventh grade. We will tell you what we were worried about when we came to school, embarrassing moments, surprises, and the best and worst of seventh grade. Since this is the opening podcast, it is also the first time many of us have used GarageBand, microphones, digital cameras, iPhoto, or iPods. What is really neat about this podcast is that it was created completely by kids. Our teacher was there if we had questions, but we were the ones that made the decisions and created the final project.

Coulee Kids Share - Installment Two

Oct 18, 2006

Description:

For the first student-created podcast of the year, the Coulee Kids share our impressions of seventh grade. We will tell you what we were worried about when we came to school, embarrassing moments, surprises, and the best and worst of seventh grade. Since this is the opening podcast, it is also the first time many of us have used GarageBand, microphones, digital cameras, iPhoto, or iPods. What is really neat about this podcast is that it was created completely by kids. Our teacher was there if we had questions, but we were the ones that made the decisions and created the final project.

Coulee Kids Share – Installment One

Oct 11, 2006

Description:

For the first student-created podcast of the year, the Coulee Kids share our impressions of seventh grade. We will tell you what we were worried about when we came to school, embarrassing moments, surprises, and the best and worst of seventh grade. Since this is the opening podcast, it is also the first time many of us have used GarageBand, microphones, digital cameras, iPhoto, or iPods. What is really neat about this podcast is that it was created completely by kids. Our teacher was there if we had questions, but we were the ones that made the decisions and created the final project.

Welcome to the 2006-2007 School Year!

Oct 3, 2006

Description:

Mrs. Halderson greets the new podcasting year with some reflections about last year. This annual message will be the last time you hear from the teacher this year, because the Coulee Kids' Podcast is all about the Kids!

iBelieve Part Four

Apr 29, 2006

Description:

iBelieve is a collection of essays written by 7th grade students. Modeled after the series THIS I BELIEVE, sponsored by National Public Radio (www.npr.org/thisibelieve), this podcast gives you a sense of the core values and personal beliefs that guide the lives of middle school students. You will find the thoughts of these incredible children to be insightful and inspiring.

iBelieve Part Three

Apr 22, 2006

Description:

iBelieve is a collection of essays written by 7th grade students. Modeled after the series THIS I BELIEVE, sponsored by National Public Radio (www.npr.org/thisibelieve), this podcast gives you a sense of the core values and personal beliefs that guide the lives of middle school students. You will find the thoughts of these incredible children to be insightful and inspiring.

iBelieve Part Two

Apr 14, 2006

Description:

iBelieve is a collection of essays written by 7th grade students. Modeled after the series THIS I BELIEVE, sponsored by National Public Radio (www.npr.org/thisibelieve), this podcast gives you a sense of the core values and personal beliefs that guide the lives of middle school students. You will find the thoughts of these incredible children to be insightful and inspiring.

iBelieve Part One

Apr 8, 2006

Description:

iBelieve is a collection of essays written by 7th grade students. Modeled after the series THIS I BELIEVE, sponsored by National Public Radio (www.npr.org/thisibelieve), this podcast gives you a sense of the core values and personal beliefs that guide the lives of middle school students. You will find the thoughts of these incredible children to be insightful and inspiring.

ROMEO AND JULIET - A Literary Adaptation

Apr 1, 2006

Description:

The Coulee Kids created and dramatized this literary adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare tale, ROMEO AND JULIET. We have taken great liberty in the time and setting but have tried to remain true to the general plot and conflict of the original story. It is our sincere hope that this version inspires you to pick up an authentic Shakespeare play and read it at your leisure.

HAMLET - A Literary Adaptation

Mar 25, 2006

Description:

The Coulee Kids created and dramatized this literary adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare tale, HAMLET. We have taken great liberty in the time and setting but have tried to remain true to the general plot and conflict of the original story. It is our sincere hope that this version inspires you to pick up an authentic Shakespeare play and read it at your leisure.

MACBETH - A Literary Adaptation

Mar 18, 2006

Description:

The Coulee Kids created and dramatized this literary adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare tale, MACBETH. We have taken great liberty in the time and setting but have tried to remain true to the general plot and conflict of the original story. It is our sincere hope that this version inspires you to pick up an authentic Shakespeare play and read it at your leisure.

THE TEMPEST - A Literary Adaptation

Mar 11, 2006

Description:

The Coulee Kids created and dramatized this literary adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare tale, THE TEMPEST. We have taken great liberty in the time and setting but have tried to remain true to the general plot and conflict of the original story. It is our sincere hope that this version inspires you to pick up an authentic Shakespeare play and read it at your leisure.

Animilia Radio - Coulee Home Companion

Mar 4, 2006

Description:

Put on your seventh grade humor hat as you listen to the Coulee Home Companion, a future-age variety show. We consider our program a cross between the Prairie Home Companion and Saturday Night Live. We are reading a novel much like the community of Lake Wobegon called the GIVER by Lois Lois Lowry. Both are considered perfect places to live, but we believe differently! For this podcast, we determined one thing we could do to change our own future and make our world a better place to live for everyone. Cause and effect relationships were also taken into account, as we all know that making one change is can impact everything else in the world. We hope to entertain you as we enlighten you about our city of 2015 and the potential for positive change in our own world.

Is It Just A Box? - Coulee Home Companion

Feb 25, 2006

Description:

Put on your seventh grade humor hat as you listen to the Coulee Home Companion, a future-age variety show. We consider our program a cross between the Prairie Home Companion and Saturday Night Live. We are reading a novel much like the community of Lake Wobegon called the GIVER by Lois Lois Lowry. Both are considered perfect places to live, but we believe differently! For this podcast, we determined one thing we could do to change our own future and make our world a better place to live for everyone. Cause and effect relationships were also taken into account, as we all know that making one change is can impact everything else in the world. We hope to entertain you as we enlighten you about our city of 2015 and the potential for positive change in our own world.

Tour of the Middle East

Feb 18, 2006

Description:

Grab your sunglasses, and take a tour of the Middle East with us!

Math - Thinking Out of the Book

Feb 11, 2006

Description:

Chip boards, rhymes, raps, walking the line, creative writing, and more! Our math class is teaching us to think "outside of the book!"

Learning in Motion - Walking the Line

Feb 4, 2006

Description:

Learning in Motion - Walking the Line was a hands-on science experiment we did during our math class. Using a motion detector and an iBook we learned more about motion than we ever could have from a text book!

Write To Podcast

Jan 28, 2006

Description:

Word choice, sentence fluency, voice, beginnings, endings, and taking notes are all a part of any language arts curriculum. In our class, they are also the skills we use to create our Coulee Kids Podcast!

Anti-Bully Squad

Jan 22, 2006

Description:

Make a commitment to treat everyone with respect during 2006. The Longfellow Anti-Bullying Squad states the facts and interviews seventh grade students using the same questions 20/20 used on the ABC television program about bullying.

Africa is a Continent - Not a Country

Jan 21, 2006

Description:

Apartheid, Nelson Mandela, the AIDS Crisis, Motel Rwanda, Civil War, Famine, and African Drums are just some of the topics we will discuss in this overview of Africa. Listen up as we share our knowledge of the history and current events of the continent of Africa.

Thank You To Mr. Ted Lai

Jan 20, 2006

Description:

A special thank you to the always wonderful Mr. Ted Lai. An Apple Distinguished Educator and GarageBand expert, Mr. Lai held a conference with our class so we could improve the quality of our audio productions. We are happy to share our new knowledge with you!

Tech Talk From The Classroom

Jan 14, 2006

Description:

Technology is an important part of our school day. We use technology as a tool to learn the school curriculum. Listen up! You may learn something that you could use in your every day life.

Teen Poetry Slam Part Two

Dec 17, 2005

Description:

Welcome to the third annual School in the Coulee poetry slam. The Coulee Kids have written poetry about what it means to be a teen in today’s world. Figurative language, word choice, sentence fluency, presence, delivery, enhancements, and technical production were all a focus of this project. Cast your vote now for your three favorite performances. Make sure to tell us the title of the poem, and why you chose it! Check out our web site for more information! The winners will be announced when we get back from winter break! We look forward to hearing from you!

Teen Poetry Slam Part One

Dec 17, 2005

Description:

Welcome to the third annual School in the Coulee poetry slam. The Coulee Kids have written poetry about what it means to be a teen in today’s world. Figurative language, word choice, sentence fluency, presence, delivery, enhancements, and technical production were all a focus of this project. Cast your vote now for your three favorite performances. Make sure to tell us the title of the poem, and why you chose it! Check out our web site for more information! The winners will be announced when we get back from winter break! We look forward to hearing from you!

December 2, 2005

Dec 3, 2005

Description:

In Wisconsin, winter brings snow, ice, and wind chills below 50 degrees. This podcast is in honor of something we can't see with three inches of snow. Plants!

November 22, 2005

Nov 23, 2005

Description:

This is a vacation week, so we bring to you a QuickCast including a Veteran's Day tribute and some history about Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2005

Nov 19, 2005

Description:

This week's podcast includes Math Corner, This Week in History, Mealworm Metamorphosis, Lima Bean Dissection, Building Flowers, Photosynthesis, Gymnosperms & Angiosperms, and more!

November 11, 2005

Nov 12, 2005

Description:

Join us as we share our experiences with pill bugs, crayfish, natural selection, cell scientists, and the candy thief.

November 4, 2005

Nov 5, 2005

Description:

After taking some time off to learn the essentials of podcasting, the School in the Coulee kids come back in full force!

September 28, 2005

Sep 29, 2005

Description:

Learn about our experiences with classification, 6 kingdoms, field trips, plagiarizing, and literature circles!

Hopes and Dreams

Sep 15, 2005

Description:

These are our hopes and dreams for this school year!