Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Grade One Reflex

Grade One Students are using Reflex to practice their math skills.  They logged in by clicking on the image below.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Grade 3 Researches the Solar System

Grade 3 students used the following websites to further explore the Solar System:

Kids Astronomy

Planets for Kids

Kids Zone

Nasa for kids

First, we made a copy of a Google document in order to have a place to record our work. Open your class folder below and use the drop-down menu to select 'add to Drive.'  Finally. move your Doc to the shared folder and change your Share settings to 'view only.'

3A Solar System Research Folder

Thursday, January 26, 2017

PYP-3 and Internet Research

We are focusing on internet research skills so that PYP-3 can gather information for their Space Exploration unit project.  Students are learning to identify trustworthy sites and shape their searches to produce the best results. The following glossary terms are covered: search engine, website, homepage and link.

To help them learn how to better find information on the web, they watched the following video:

Don't forget about Kiddle!

Kiddle allows students to narrow their search by selecting images, news and videos.

Students used Padlet to record a question that they had about space.

 Grade 3

Using the questions from their Padlet, students will search for a trustworthy website that might answer their question.  They documented their findings in the document below:

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Grade 2 Learns About Force

We viewed the Brainpop video below and took a look at pushes and pulls.

We used the game simulations to demonstrate pushing and pulling and the effect of gravity.

Pushing and Pulling:


Angry Birds


Grade 5 'About Me' Project on Scratch

The students are creating an 'About Me' Project on Scratch.

They were instructed to include the following:

  • Use an original image of themselves
  • At least 3 pieces of information about themselves (at least one is written)
  • Movement
  • Sound (a recording and a Scratch sound)
  • Creativity
  • Set of Instructions.  See example here.
Here are some resources:

Monday, January 23, 2017

Grade 4 Learns Google Forms

Grade 4 is learning to use Google Forms in order to create a survey for their current unit of inquiry.

Students will:

  • Create a new form 
  • Formulate 10 questions using short answer, multiple choice, checkboxes, dropdown, linear scale