Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grade 5 Codes with Scratch

Now that Grade 5 has learned some coding skills, it is time to use Scratch and make a small project like the example given above.

Instructions:

  • Click on this image to access Scratch

Scratch













  • Select 'Join Scratch' in the upper right-hand corner
  • User your CIS username as the username (for example, 28cm) and your Gmail password to get an account
  • Fill in your responses to the questions Scratch would like answered
  • Choose 'Learn how to make a project'

  • Follow the step-by-step instructions on the right-hand side of the page and start making a Scratch project
















  • Title your now untitled project and save your work by selecting the 'File' drop down menu in the upper left corner of your project
  • Log out

Monday, November 17, 2014

Grade 3 Learns about Fables

Grade 3 students are beginning their new unit of inquiry, How We Express Ourselves.  We listened to some of the Fables podcasts in the website below and answered some questions on a shared Google Doc.

What is a Fable?



















After listening to a couple of Fables, students then contributed to the shared Google Sheet below, following these instructions:
  • Find your class tab at the bottom on the Google sheet below
  • Find your name on the sheet and answer the questions about the Fable in which you chose to listen
  • Only answer on the line that contains your name
  • Sorry, you may not use The Hare and the Tortoise as it is the example
  • Upon completing the task, continue exploring Fables on the website

Kindergarten Celebrates!

Kindergarten is learning about celebrations in their new unit of inquiry.  We kicked off our learning by watching two Brainpop Jr. videos about winter celebrations and Thanksgiving.

Winter Celebrations



















We played the holiday game together on the Smart Board:








We also watched a video about Thanksgving:

Thanksgiving
































We also played a game on the Smart Board about Thanksgiving:









Grade 2 Builds their own Lego Structure

Grade 2 students are continuing their use of Lego Chrome Builder to extend their learning from their field trip to the Design Center in Copenhagen. Students built their own structures.

Instructions:

  1. Click on the image below
  2. Go to the 'Start Building' page




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Grade One Tells Time with Brainpop

Grade 1 watched the Brainpop video of the parts of the clock below and then drew their own clock:













Draw a clock:















The students then printed their clocks and wrote their names on it.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Grade 3 Builds and Publishes with Chrome

Grade 3 students are continuing their use of Lego Chrome Builder to extend their learning from their field trip to the Design Center in Copenhagen. Students built their own structures.

Instructions:

  1. Click on the image below
  2. Sign into Google using the button on the upper right hand side of the page
  3. Go to the 'Start Building' page















Do not forget to 'Publish' your building at the end of the lesson



Monday, November 3, 2014

Grade 2 Builds with Chrome Academy

Grade 2 students are using Lego Chrome Builder to extend their learning from their field trip to the Design Center in Copenhagen. We watched this short video together in order to get excited about the possibilities!




Students first completed as many of the lessons in the Build Academy as possible during our first lesson.  Instructions:
  1. Click on the image below
  2. Go to the 'Build Academy' page and start following the instructions