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Using CDs and CD covers

 

Submitted by Charlene

Have students repaint the labeled side of the CD (model paints work best, this is not for very young children!), glue their picture to it, attach a plaster tape picture hook to the opposite side and present it to his/her parents as a gift.

Submitted by Susan

You can hang the CDs in the trees to keep the birds away from your gardens and berries.

Submitted by Georgiean Benson 

I have used CDs as alternatives to mirrors for science/ light experiments. I also used them for math/ geometry. The students measured diameter, radius, circumference, calculated pi and area. They could be used for outdoor activities such as the Olympic discus throw. Have fun.

Submitted by JCreasey@aol.com

Here's the assignment that I used with my 7th graders. They were asked to choose partners, read the same book (I have the copies in class), read it in "chunks" by the agreed upon dates, and make a CD cover and inside that represents their book with the following guidelines. I don't know how the format will translate in the email world, but here it is!

Partner Reading

1. Choose a book that both you and your partner will enjoy.

2. Decide how much you will read each week. You must finish the book in 4 weeks.

Meeting #1 Monday, January 31 Read _______ to _______

Meeting #2 Monday, February 7 Read _______ to _______

Meeting #3 Monday, February 14 Read _______ to _______

Meeting #4 Tuesday, February 22 Read _______ to _______

 

Book Soundtrack

Either you or your partner must provide one empty CD case. The CD is due Friday, January 25 at the beginning of the period.

Front Cover 

Design a colorful cover for the CD case. The cover must include both the title of the book and the author of the book. Make it look awesome so that someone would want to buy it on first sight. That means stunning graphics and lettering, full color, and pizzazz.

Back Cover and Spine 

Invent 8-10 song titles that could go with this book’s soundtrack. Based on the events in the story, what are the titles of songs that could help explain what happens? For example the last song on the soundtrack for Freak the Mighty , could be "Discovering the Truth" The first song on the soundtrack could be "Max in the Down-under". Do not use the same wording that the author used for the titles of the chapters!

Liner Notes 

One page picture and summary for each section

(Cover =Part 1, Left Inside = Part 2; Right Inside = Part 3, Back = Part 4)

Hint . . . Hint . . . Hint . . .

Use the paper that I provide. It will be the right size. Use blue or black ink only for the lettering. No pencil or colored pencil for words at all. Make the illustrations colorful. Neatness is very important. PRINT! Do Not Use Cursive ANYWHERE on this Project!

Submitted by Nita45@aol.com

I did a very similar thing with old CD cases but it was a book report. The students designed a front and back cover to go along with the book they read, title, author, illustrations, opinion, date published and info about the reporter. Then they had "CDs" to cut out. Each CD represented a story element they had to report on. i.e. Characters, setting, problem, solution etc were each on a separate CD. It all fit together into the case and made quite a display. This was also a very motivating assignment. Some students designed their covers on the computer. Others used different colored paper instead of what I supplied. Every child completed this assignment and was probably the best I had seen all year.

Submitted by: SKasse@aol.com

As for CDs...hot glue gun them together to make a cube. Put scratch paper in it. The kids love this. I use them as coasters and spoon rests also. 

Submitted by: Idahogirl@aol.com

Have students repaint the labeled side of the CD (model paints work best, this is not for very young children!), glue their picture to it, attach a plaster tape picture hook to the opposite side and present it to his/her parents as a gift.

 

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