Tune in this week as we rank the Top-10 of the most popular classroom videos from the school’s YouTube channel.

Today we unveil the #6, #7 & #8 videos in our countdown.


8.  Macbeth

The annual Shakespeare Play has been a cornerstone of the eighth grade experience at Powhatan for more than 40 years. We went behind the scenes during Shakespeare Week to capture the important lessons that we learn through theater. In fact, the performance of and preparation for a production, like Macbeth, is a terrific example of fostering 21st Century Skills. Read the entire blog post: CLICK HERE.

7.  Balto Newscast

The Balto Newscast was a terrific example of innovation in the classroom. The second grade team decided to try out the green screen and the ability to place students in any location or time period. The students stood in front of the green screen to record and read their scripts for their part of the news broadcast. (They wore heavy jackets if they were going to be standing in a blizzard for their report, or they brought along dog food and dog bowls for their commercial to help sell their product) Learn more about this project: CLICK HERE.


6.  Blandy Farm Field Trip

Everybody loves Blandy Farm! It’s the first field trip for Kindergarteners and it is always a special adventure. Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia research facility located in Clarke County and is the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia. The educational team over at Blandy Farm provides a terrific backpack program that is highly engaging for our little adventurers as we explore nature.


In the time period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, our YouTube page videos received approximately 118,197 views for a total of 154,969 minutes. These include new and previously created videos. During that same time period, we created a total of 49 videos ranging from experiences in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Stay tuned all week long as we release the Top-10 countdown of the most viewed videos from the past academic year!

View videos #9 & #10 here:  http://powhatanschool.org/pulse/in-the-classroom/2018-top-10-videos-9-10/

Videos are ranked by the total number of views they received between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.