The rain came early this morning. And it did not stop. Not once. This is the most rain I have witnessed fall in five years here in Balikpapan. Our weather gauge at school recorded 8.5 inches by 2:00PM. It’s 9:00PM and still raining.
To record this exceptional occurrence, I took the grade 5 students out to film and photograph areas around our soggy campus. They will be creating their own digital stories about this tropical rain storm. Some are working on a twist in the plot after watching the raw footage. After storyboarding they headed back out in the rain, camera in hand, but this time with shields (yes, shields–we live in Borneo) and no umbrellas! Spontaneous project-based learning at its best.
Here’s our iMovie Trailer Rain on the Ridge: