Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Grade 3 students used the following websites to further explore the Solar System:
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.'
When the students have finished their research, they watched some of Astronaut Chris Haddfield's videos below:
Brushing Teeth in Space
Can you cry in space?
How do you wash your hands in space?
How to Make a Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwich in Space
How Astronauts Clip Their Nails in Space
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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.
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
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:
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)
- Sound (a recording and a Scratch sound)
- Set of Instructions. See example here.
Here are some resources:
Monday, January 23, 2017
Grade 4 is learning to use Google Forms in order to create a survey for their current unit of inquiry.
- Create a new form
- Formulate 10 questions using short answer, multiple choice, checkboxes, dropdown, linear scale