Max and Ruby Project

This project intends to evoke creativity through writing, mathematics, and presentation.

For Miss Kate's Second Grade Classroom

During the next three weeks, you will learn about Max and Ruby, two mischievous bunny siblings who undertake a variety of adventures. You will see a video of the book, Bunny Cakes, by Rosemary Wells. After following the links below, you will write your own Max and Ruby story. I will proofread your story and then you will type up a final draft. You will illustrate your own story and then present it to the class! I will video-tape your presentation and air it on the class website, so your parents and siblings can enjoy your creative work! Don't forget to complete the math problems and the quiz!  And remember, have fun!

1. Watch the Bunny Cakes Video. (not available online due to copyright restrictions)

2. Watch at least one cartoon video of Max and Ruby

CLICK HERE to look at a video of Max and Ruby! There are four videos to choose from: "Ruby's Pajama Party," "Goodnight Max," "Max's Birthday Party," or "Ruby's Clubhouse."

1. Write your own Max and Ruby story and give it to Miss Kate.

2. Complete the activities below by clicking on the links!

Where's Max?

Toy Bowling

1. Type up your story and print it!

2. Illustrate your story!

3. Complete the math activity (on excel).

4. Take the quiz below:

1. Read your story to the class.

2. Show your masterpiece to your family and friends on the class webpage!

Rubric:

John Day School
Max and Ruby Project
 Name: ________________________ Teacher: Miss Kate
 Date : ___________________ Title of Work: ___________________
 Criteria Points
 1 2 3 4 Story and illustrations Story contains no plot, conflict, climax, and resolution; no descriptions; and no illustrations Story contains little plot, conflict, climax, and resolution; few descriptions; and few illustrations Story contains a plot, conflict, climax, and resolution; descriptions; and illustrations Story contains a detailed plot, conflict, climax, and resolution; detailed descriptions; and colorful illustrations ____ Math problem set Zero, one or two questions answered correctly Three to four questions answered correctly Five to six questions answered correctly All seven questions answered correctly ____ Math quiz Zero, one, or two questions answered correctly Three to Four questions answered correctly Five to six questions answered correctly Seven to eight questions answered correctly ____ Presentation Student maintains noeye contact with the audience, speaks in quiet and inaudible volume, and presents at a very rapid speed Student maintains little eye contact with the audience, speaks in somewhat quiet volume, and presents at a rapid speed Student maintains eye contact with the audience, speaks in a somewat loud and audible volume, and presents at a somewhat appropriate speed Student maintains solid eye contact with the audience, speaks in a loud and audible volume, and presents at a appropriate speed ____ Overall effort Student completes no assigned activities Student completes few assigned activities Student completes most assigned activities Student completes all assigned activities in an energetic manner ____ Total----> ____