Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coyotes Service Learning Club Learns about Commercials

The Service Learning Club is a group of fourth and fifth grade students who do community-focused activities throughout the year at Forest Creek Elementary.  One of the many activities they are involved with is the Empty Bowl Project, a fund raiser for the Round Rock food pantry.  People create empty bowls which are sold at a fund raiser; all proceeds benefit the Round Rock Area Serving Center.  The students wanted to advertise the event to the other students at Forest Creek, so they decided to create a commercial. The students researched what they wanted the commercial to say and wrote the script. The students filmed the commercial with teacher support.

During the course of this month long project, the students learned about writing to a specific audience and creating a focused message. They also learned about public speaking and memorized their parts. They learned about technology as they filmed and helped put together the project. We are very proud of these students and their finished project. We are hoping that this not only encourages people to come to the Empty Bowl Festival on Saturday, April 14th, but also inspires them to try a project-based learning experience also!  Please enjoy the commercial our students worked so hard on.  Click here if you would like to view the commercial on YouTube.

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