2nd Graders used codes to get their Ozobot through the winter scavenger hunt, collecting as many items as possible. They had to decide which path the Ozobot should take, turning left, right, or going straight through each intersection. They did great!
3rd Graders and 1st Graders created their own coloring book pages using ABCya Paint & Draw on the computers. It was a fun way to end the week before winter break!
5th Graders created the most awesome Digital Superheroes to help teach other Leos how to be safe and smart while using the Internet. Be sure to stop by the Media Center to check out a few! To see all of their amazing work, check out this LINK.
These kids come to relax, connect, and color every Wednesday in the Media Center. They make Wednesdays ROCK!
1st graders began their Project Lead the Way coding unit by playing an offline coding game called Rosie's Runtime. Students worked in teams to build a program using code cards to get Rosie to her doghouse. Along the way Rosie had to pick up bones and jump over mud puddles.
2nd and 3rd graders worked in pairs to build a structure that would hold the weight of a small stuffed animal. They could only use 20 Index cards and 1 sheet of sticker dots. This was not an easy challenge! They showed GRIT, creativity, and excellent communication as they worked through the problem.
Check out these successful structures:
4th and 5th graders practiced GRIT and teamwork as they engineered structures to support the weight of a marker pack. They could only use the materials listed on their mystery card and only had 20 minutes to build.
Check out these successful structures:
1st graders practiced teamwork and engineering skills by building a pipe cleaner structure that would hold the weight of a stuffed animal.
Check out some of their structures here.
Students in grades 1-5 have been working hard to learn how to be safe and smart online and be "Digital Superheroes."
1st graders have learned to only visit websites that are safe for kids.
2nd graders learned about what information is safe to share online and what should be kept private. Check out their Digital Footprints here!
3rd graders played a fun board game to learn how to make smart and safe choices when online and are working on showing their learning in a flip book.
4th graders learned some tips from a Digital Citizen toolbox and applied their learning by creating class posters.
5th graders learned to be Internet Awesome and will soon be designing Digital Superheroes!
3rd graders wrapped up the year by building and coding with our Lego We Do kits. They applied all the skills they have learned this year in programming and engineering.
Check out this video to see some of their builds in action!
After reading the story Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 2nd graders designed an accessory for their Ozobot to help clean up the town of Chewandswallow. They tested their prototypes on a rectangular track using beads to represent the food. Many groups had to redesign their accessories after testing and analyzing how well they did or did not work.
Check out our video here!
5th graders used 3D Pens to design a prosthesis for their "injured animal" or wind-up bath toy. They secured it with Duct tape and tested it to see if it would swim in the tub of water.
Check out this video to see some of their animals in action!
Inspired by the true story of Winter the dolphin, 5th graders study their sea animal's movement patterns and design a prosthesis for an injured animal (or wind-up bath toy).
1st Graders are creating maps for their Ozobots to explore. After learning about how cartographers use symbols to represent places on a map, they created symbols for 5 places they want their Ozobot to visit in their "town." They are working on creating a path with codes for the Ozobot to follow as it travels from place to place.
These students took the assignment to the next level and created a car for Ozobot too!
2nd Graders are working on creating their own games in Scratch Jr. They are programming the main character to move right and left with the player taps an arrow. The main character must avoid the obstacles and make it to the target character!
Mrs. Discenna's Class - One group broke the cat's hat out of the box in time!
Mrs. Schumacher's Class - All participating groups broke the cat's hat out of the box in time!
February 7 was "Global Day of Play" and "No one plays alone" day for our It Starts with Hello program. So, 4th graders played today during their media center time. It was a day of smiles, teamwork, and laughter ... and no electronics! The most popular activity was fort building! It required a great deal of communication and teamwork to build some of these elaborate forts. And, they even neatly folded all those sheets at the end of class!
2nd graders coded a Scorekeeper game in ScratchJr and then used it to keep track of points while playing an addition card game. So proud of the hard work and creativity they put into their projects!
Maker Club created Cube Creatures with our new 3D Start pens. I love their creativity!
1st Graders began planning for their next Scratch Jr. project. They chose a scene from the story Jungle Bullies that they will animate with code!
Maker Club kids started their designing their Cube Creatures with our new 3D Pens from Donors Choose!
2nd graders continued to work in Scratch Jr. and built a Racing Game.
4th graders learned about binary code and created their initials on a keychain.
5th graders started coding their Dodgeball Tilt Game in Tynker.
4th and 5th grade after school Maker Club students build with K'Nex, create clay models, make paper circuits, design cars, and more!
1st and 2nd graders learn to use the different coding blocks in Scratch Jr.