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Battle Of Lake Erie

Today is May 29th.  In celebration of Perry 200 we are teaching Erie History.   In Reading class, with Ms. Easly, the students have been reading Victory-Erie, the War of 1812, and The Battle Of Lake…Continue

Started May 29, 2013

Phases of the Moon

Today is May 13th. Mr.  Mike was teaching the 6th graders in Ms. Bliley's room about the phases of the moon.  We had taught about revolution and rotation of the earth around the sun.  I wanted to…Continue

Started May 13, 2013

Brine Shrimp

Mr. Mike is here today on Monday, May 6th.  The students have been trying to hatch brine shrimp eggs in cups of salt water. So far, we have not been too successful.  Brine shrimp are small aquatice…Continue

Started May 6, 2013

Ozone Layer

Today is May 2nd. I can't believe the school year with LTR is coming to a closing. Mike and I just sent out the last full calendar schedule to those teachers at Harding Elementary that enjoy his…Continue

Started May 2, 2013

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Last day of cartooning classes

We all got together and finished up the project for the lobby.  We all took turns painting, making a sign, and finishing up what ever had to be done.  It is placed in the conference room ready to be displayed for the fall. The summer cartooning program was a success.  The first week was very packed with students.  The second week, which was around the 4th of July, had less students due to the holiday and traveling.  It was nice to be able to give more students personal attention on the second…See More
Jul 11, 2013
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3rd day of Cartooning Summer Class June 26, 2013

We started off the day finishing up our flip books.  We also caught up two students that were not here yesterday. From there we went into watching a funny short clip on a cartoon character trying to get rid of a cat. It  was a good example of animation without dialogue.  Mr. Mike brought up a clip on the computer that showed two men fighting over a flower.  It was such a fabulous introduction into filming and movement to created a short animation piece with people.  The students lined up and…See More
Jun 26, 2013
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Summer Cartooning-Day 2

We started out the day by reveiwing the concepts of squash and stretch when cartooning. Mr. Mike showed a short video on someone drawing  from 100 years ago.  It showed Winsor McKay's  hand  drawing and sketching.  Then he made the sketches look like they were moving.  He made 4,000 drawings in one month.  It shows how animation began. The students loved this old film.  Harry Hausen is another artist to look up if you are interested in drawing and animation.  We have four new students today.…See More
Jun 25, 2013
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June 24th First Day of Summer Cartooing

Welcome to our first day of summer cartooning.  Mr. Rinderle and Ms. Kraus went out yesterday to get some yummy snacks for the students.  Today we made name tags/ created corporation groups in which they will have to do certain tasks. Today they had to come up with a logo for their group.  The Chunky Cheese Corporation came up with a jingle and dance to show the class. They were great!   Swaginators, Five Crazy Guy and One Girl, and The Moustache Smileys are the groups names so far. We have 21…See More
Jun 24, 2013
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Oliver Hazard Perry

Today is the last day for Mr. Mike to draw with the 5th graders. I never saw the Regular 5th grade class so quiet! They LOVED drawing Oliver Hazard Perry.  I heard students bragging about their work!  This piece of work really focuses in on using many regtangular shapes/lots of erasing!  They turned out great!  I wish we had more time to hang these. I believe-Mr. Mike also did this exact lesson up in 6th grade too.  Mr. Mike went down to the 3rd grade classrooms to promote the summer cartooning…See More
Jun 1, 2013
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The Battle Of Lake Erie

Today is May 29, 2013.  Mr. Mike is here teaching the 4th graders. This is their last class with Mr. Mike for the school year.  Ms. Easly, the 4th grade Reading teacher, has been teaching The Battle of Lake Erie through the book-Victory Erie, The War of 1812, and The Battle of Lake Erie.  Written and Illustrated by Cornell Green.  Young Readers Edition The celebration of Perry 200 has been going on starting out with a big Memorial Day parade.  I have been teaching various subjects of Erie…See More
May 29, 2013
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Battle Of Lake Erie

Today is May 29th.  In celebration of Perry 200 we are teaching Erie History.   In Reading class, with Ms. Easly, the students have been reading Victory-Erie, the War of 1812, and The Battle Of Lake Erie.  Written and illustrated by Cornell Green/Young Readers Edition/September 2012.  I have been also teaching about the battle, Daniel Dobbins, ship bulding, Eriez Indians etc.  Mr. Mike is here today to continue the lessons by helping the students draw The Battle of Lake Erie. The students are…See More
May 29, 2013
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Phases of the Moon

Today is May 13th. Mr.  Mike was teaching the 6th graders in Ms. Bliley's room about the phases of the moon.  We had taught about revolution and rotation of the earth around the sun.  I wanted to touch on the phases of the moon along with the earth and sun. I did not get to it. This was a perfect lesson on the phases of the moon. The students loved it. The faces on the phases of the moon were great! Good job Mr. Mike!See More
May 13, 2013
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May 6, 2013
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Brine Shrimp

Mr. Mike is here today on Monday, May 6th.  The students have been trying to hatch brine shrimp eggs in cups of salt water. So far, we have not been too successful.  Brine shrimp are small aquatice crustaceans.  They live in salt lakes and brine ponds. They grow to be a 1/2 inch/1 centimeter.  The students are drawing organisms in Mono Lake (in northeastern Californina) that eat brine shrimp. The eared grebe, wilson's phalarope, and red-necked phalarope are the three birds that the students are…See More
May 6, 2013
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Ozone Layer

Today is May 2nd. I can't believe the school year with LTR is coming to a closing. Mike and I just sent out the last full calendar schedule to those teachers at Harding Elementary that enjoy his talents.  Grover Cleveland contacted Mr. Mike to come to their school for a Science night. He is so popular!  Today the 4th graders are drawing the planet earth holding an umbrella to keep out the sun's rays.  Yesterday the 4th grade class discussed acid rain, the ozone layeer, and the effects of…See More
May 2, 2013
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Apr 26, 2013
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Parent Night

April 18, 2013 Parent night was a BIG hit with Mr. Mike. The parents loved participating with Mr. Mike. They drew a creature and added adaptations to the creature. Eah drawing was very individualized. All parents joined in!  One of the parents, a teacher in the school district, could not wait to go back and use the lesson Mr. Mike taught for his own classroom. Hurray!  The next day the aritcle was posted in the Erie Daily Times about the LTR. I t was a nice article and very positive. All has…See More
Apr 25, 2013
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Landscaping

Thursday April 18thToday was an exciting day. We had visitors from all different place.   Arts Erie-Amanda Knox, Mr.  Matt Cummings from Erie School District-PR , Ms. Hutchinson-the principal,   Erica Erwin-Erie Times Newspaper, and Mr. Millette-the photographer and Grayson's father.  The 4th grade honors class -all 29 of them-were learning to draw landscapes.  Aidan,Alton,Hannah, and Shea were interviewed by Erica Erwin for the newspaper. It was a fabulous lesson on Landscaping. All enjoyed…See More
Apr 18, 2013

March 7, 2013

Today Mr. Mike is here. The students are learning about the Water Cycle. They have taken notes, used a poster, and experimented with lesson 2 of the Land and Water Module.  The student created a land and water module in their stream tables.  They placed hot water in the table and placed plastic wrap over it. On top of the plastic wrap they placed an ice bag.  Cold and warm come together and form condensation and precipitation.  How cool it that!  Now Mr. Mike takes it further in more depth with vocabulary and drawing!  What a great lesson for all!

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Last day of cartooning classes

We all got together and finished up the project for the lobby.  We all took turns painting, making a sign, and finishing up what ever had to be done.  It is placed in the conference room ready to be displayed for the fall. The summer cartooning program was a success.  The first week was very packed with students.  The second week, which was around the 4th of July, had less students due to the holiday and traveling.  It was nice to be able to give more students personal attention on the…

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Posted on July 11, 2013 at 1:10pm

Wednesday, July 3rd

Today is the third day of the Cartooning Camp/second week.  We have two projects going on at the same time.  The students are working on ashcan comic books by folding the paper into quarters and creating an eight page comic book. Also, Mr. Mike interviewed Aidan and Alton yesterday abut their animation projects that they worked on since the last cartooning camp. Mr. Mike took the time to put it on CD last night.  They will get their own copy. Mr. Rinderle is heading on the 3-D cartooning…

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Posted on July 3, 2013 at 9:45am

July 1/July 2

Today is the first day of the second week of cartooning.  Most of the students that we have are repeating from the first week of cartooning.  Each student worked on creating a character to be used when creating a story on the story board format.  Mr. Rinderle has taken one of the cardboard walls (7ft. by 6ft.) and drew two students standing with their arms on each others's shoulders.  It was drawn, traced, and cut out.  The students will begin painting it on Wednesday.  We are focusing on no…

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Posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:08am

Friday, June 28th Last day

Today is the last day of the first week of cartooning. Some students will be gong on vacation next week. We had a very fun day today. Paul showed us a small animation piece that he created last night. The students created and made thier pins.  Each group got together and created a creature. They had to draw it and figure out the habitat, predators, prey, and adaptations. Each group came up to describe, show, and talk about their creature using the elmo.  The week turned out to be very…

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Posted on June 28, 2013 at 10:50am

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