Our weekly Week in Rap Shout Out Contest gives students a chance to win a shout out for their school in that Friday’s Week in Rap. Last Friday, we asked you all to create a cover for your own weekly news magazine. What image would you choose for your cover shot? What would you name your magazine? What news headlines would you cover?
We received so many excellent entries this week. The win goes to Yale Junior High in Yale, Michigan, for this amazing submission:
Congratulations, Yale Junior High!
We were also really impressed by this cover from John F. Kennedy High School, Waterbury, Connecticut.
Every Friday we have a new Week in Rap Shout Out Contest. Last Friday, we asked you to create a found poem using headlines from previous Weeks in Rap. Found poems take random lines or phrases from billboards, graffiti, news headlines or wherever and reorder them in the format of a poem (rhyming or not). Our winning entry comes from DeKalb School of the Arts, Georgia. It is a sobering look at some of our current events.
The Violence and the Terror and the Threats of Revolution
The Perfect Memorial For 7 Billion People
Fallen From a Cliff
Death in Nuclear Disaster
Here at Flocabulary, there’s no one we love more than an inspirational teacher. We are so excited to take this week to celebrate the great gifts that our teachers give us. We want to share some videos and stories about teachers who are making a difference every day in their schools and their communities.
Every week we have a new Week in Rap Shout Out Contest and give a shout-out to the winner on Friday. For this week’s contest, we asked you to concoct a portmanteau, combining the sounds and meanings of two words. Flocabulary is a portmanteau, in fact. And you all really wowed us with your creativity this week – we received hundreds of inventive entries. Narrowing it down to just one winner was difficult work! In the end, the win goes to Andrew Carnegie Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois. They came up with the following portmanteaus:
Flocab had a great time last week meeting librarians at this year’s Texas Library Association (TLA) conference. We learned a lot about the many duties of library media specialists! We want to celebrate their hard work, so we’re writing a new song all about what they do. But for now, we’ll let librarian Amy Fuller of Chapa Middle School (TX) explain what librarians do (and don’t do!), in her own words:
We recommend the perfect book for any and every reader. We facilitate book clubs. We give book talks. We host author visits. We teach research skills. We assist students with their Word documents, PowerPoint…
Every week we have a new Week in Rap Shout Out Contest and give a shout-out to the winner on Friday. This week, we asked you for inspirational news stories from your hometown.
With no further ado, here’s our winning entry:
Here at Cobbet Elementary School in Lynn, Massachusetts we are inspired by the Chain of Kindness that we add to every day. Even though this has been a stressful time in our state, we still see good deeds happening everywhere. Three years ago, our city decided to create a Chain of Kindness, based on Rachel’s Challenge, which came from a student who lost her life due to
This week, we’ll be replacing one of our US history songs with two new songs on Flocabulary.com. ODWM with be swapped out for two new units: Indian Removal and Jefferson vs Hamilton.
This isn’t the first time we’ve swapped out a song. In the case of our US constitution song for instance, we felt the original track wasn’t up to our musical and lyrical standards. We’re replacing ODWM for different reasons: because a few of our lines were being interpreted in ways that we didn’t intend. Two lines in particular were often misunderstood.
The first misunderstood line was: “We’re talking about some Old Dead White Men.”…
Each week we have a new Week in Rap Shout Out Contest, and our favorite submission wins a shout out for their school. This past week we asked you to imagine a news story from a hundred years in the future. What will be going on in 2113?
Our winning entry is from Defeated Elementary School in Defeated, Tennessee. This submission is a great imagining of the news of the future.
The uncommon cold rocketing problems our way…
Hey people! With cancer being cured for 57 years now, a new ailment is striking the nations. Children of today have no idea what the word cancer means, however with
This month, we have six new videos coming at you! As always, we have new Word Up videos (including SAT vocabulary!), plus a bit of Reading and Writing Strategies and Science for good measure. As always, we have even more videos in the works and coming soon!