Sunday, December 4, 2016

Hour of Code

Today we will code for the next hour together.  Select one of the coding activities by clicking on the image below.  You may choose whatever activity you would like participate in fo the next hour.

Now, let's get coding!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Grade 4 Coding with Blockly

Grade 4 is learning to code using drag and drop blocks. They started with the Maze below and followed the lessons.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Grade 5 Codes - Lesson 2

Lesson 2:The Maze (using conditionals)

What is a condition?

Conditions (conditional expressions) are the second of three basic flow control structures in programming. Like sequence, conditions influence a computer program’s decision-making process.

“If, then” Statements

Also known as “if, then” logic statements, conditions enable a computer program to act differently each time it is executed; depending on if an input is evaluated to be either true or false.
In a programming language, conditions are classic “if, then” logic statements and possess both a hypothesis and conclusion.

How can Rock, Scisssors and Paper teach us about conditionals?

We used the conditional lessons in The Maze game below to understand more about those commands.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Grade 3 Explores Folktales

Grade 3 is starting a new unit on Folktales.  We startedby watcing a Brainpop video on the different types of literary genres.

Literary Genres

We spent the remainder of the period finding and exploring Folktales on Tumblebooks.

Grade 4 Hour of Code

What is coding?  The students watched the following videos to familiarize themselves with the world of computer science.

Coding Vocabulary

 Sign into Turtle Academy using your Google account.  Complete as many lessons as possible.

Grade 1 ABC Word Clouds

Grade 1 has been practicing their keyboarding skills. We made ABC word clouds in order to show off our hard work.

They used ABCya's Word Clouds for Kids:

They used the following GoogleDrive document as a model for their text:

Friday, November 18, 2016

2nd Grade Uses Tour Builder for Google Earth

The 2nd grade unit on Journeys focuses on places we have been and made connections as well as geography.  We are using the Google tool Tour Builder in order to document an event in our lives using Google Earth.

We filled out a Google form with our parents help in order to plan our tour.  We found our results here.