Saturday, September 10, 2016

Patterson RAPS-Read and Play Schools 2016-2017

RAPS 2016-2017 is finally here! In the past RAPS has existed a Saturday event, but we are excited to announce that we are moving into schools! Expanding our program is both new and exciting, and we are looking forward to the new students and energy this change will bring. We have several new grad students that will be pairing with teachers to create individualized reading programs for each school. This will promote access to reading, creativity and specialization within each group. We are just beginning to choose groups, finalizing sign-ups and meeting students. Get ready, because this year RAPS is taking it to a new level!

RAPS Schools, Teachers and Grad Students:

Apollo Middle School Wednesdays 4-5pm
Teachers: Sara Landing and Keith Woodruff
Grad Students: Savannah and Parker

JT Moore Middle School Tuesdays 4-5
Teachers: Dan Parsons and Aliceyn Heasley
Grad Students: Teya and Anna

Litton Middle School Fridays 7:40-8:40
Teachers: Allison Crandall and Alistair Gaynor
Grad Students: Ashley

Monday, May 16, 2016

April 30th


We finished up our last week of RAPS with a packed schedule. All groups worked diligently to finish filming their movie scenes and edit the final product. The students collaborated and acted in each of the films. Their creativity with the resources we had available made the final films exciting to watch. We took time at the end of the session to rotate in groups to watch each of the films. We even had some parents join in on the watching! For the finale of our last day, our students and their families stayed for lunch and watched the 7th an 8th grade group’s multimedia project presentation. It has been a joy to work with and learn with these students this year!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 16 Meeting

We warmed up our brains with some brain teasers before jumping into our films.  The fifth and sixth graders planned and filmed their "movie moments."  We are excited to finish editing and show off our films at our April 30th session!

The seventh and eighth grade students continued working on their transmedia story.  The students did a table-read for an upcoming scene and practiced giving each other feedback on ways to improve line delivery.  Later, they spent some time reading more of I Kill the Mockingbird, and we brainstormed what quotes from the novel would be good to feature on a t-shirt.  The students have done tremendous work this year, and we hope that they'll be able to complete the last scene of their transmedia story during our April 30th meeting.  

See you then!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 2 Meeting

     We had a busy day with both groups at our April 2 meeting!  Fifth and Sixth graders chose a book of their own and chose a scene that they would like to turn into a "movie moment."  We thought about all we had learned from analyzing other books that had been turned into movies, and began creating story boards for our own films!  We are excited to begin filming at our next session.
     The seventh and eighth graders continued to make progress on their transmedia story.  We filmed the bathroom section of scene 2, and created the tumbler that will post our story.  We also filmed part of scene 3 with the detectives.

See you all at our April 16 session!