Thursday, February 26, 2015

2015 Drug Free Walpole Video/Poster Contest

Back in early February our students were given the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Drug Free Walpole Video/Poster Contest.  This contest which is sponsored by the Walpole Coalition for Alcohol & Drug Awareness is open to students who are in 4th-12th grade.  The idea: Promote "living a drug free" life.




 Class time was spent doing some research.  Before research began a quick introductory mini lesson on taking "Cornell style notes" was given. Students then partnered up and looked at a couple different websites that were on the class Edmodo page.


After students had gathered all their information we had a quick class discussion to answer any questions and clear up misconceptions.  Students were then ready to create their video or poster.
Students decided if they wanted to work alone or with a group and then got to work creating a story board for their video or brainstorming ideas for their posters.

 










It was really heartwarming to see the students working with a partner or in a small group discussing how best to deliver the message!


An award night for participants, families and friends will be held at the Public Library on March 23, 2015.  Even if their poster or video is not selected as one of the big "winners" my students are ALL winners for they surely worked hard on this project and learned something new.



However, YOU can help our video participants by VIEWING and LIKING their video HERE!  The more votes and likes they get, the better their chance of winning.  "Voting" is open until March 16th!  So PLEASE share the video with your family, friends and co-workers! Let's show these kids their work is appreciated!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HIr6QbzEVY

 Resources:
Say No to Drugs 
Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol & Drugs


4 comments:

  1. Your class is helping to spread the word about how drugs can ruin your life!

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    1. Hi Karen JJ,
      They really enjoyed making the video and sharing the important information. Hopefully, the word will be spread!
      Thanks for commenting.

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  2. The students in Mrs. Carroll's class are amazing, clever and talented!

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    1. Thank you Robin for your kind words. My students were so excited to hear how excited YOU were about their projects! Thanks - sometimes it's more meaningful when the students hear it from outsiders - not just their teacher!!!

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