Thursday, March 26, 2015

Grade 1 Typing Games

The first graders are learning the letters and numbers on their keyboards.  We looked at a keyboard and reviewed where we can find our numbers and letters on the keyboard and how to make a capital letter.


Then, the students went on the PYP ICT Blog and they used the games below to practice their typing skills.  

Typing Factory

Zombie Defender

Keyboard Climber

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Kindergarten Tells a Story

Kindergarten students are learning about telling a story so we made our own. We watched our stories together on the Smart Board and then continued to view stories on Storyline and use the drawing program here.

KA Tells a Story

KB Tells a Story

KC Tells a Story

Grade 4 Line Graphing

The PE department has been having the kids chart their fitness progress in PE.  They have been keeping their data, up until now, using a pencil and paper.  They followed the instructions below to create a Google sheet so that we can eventually turn it into a line graph.


  • Log into Google Drive
  • Create a new Google Sheet
  • Title the file 'your name Fitness Test', for example, Kathy Fitness Test
  • Place a title at the top of the sheet along with you name and class
  • Recreate the hard copy of your test in a Google sheet but do not include your name or grade the way it is on the hard copy
  • Input all data as written
  • Click here to see an example

Monday, March 23, 2015

PYP-2 Emotions, Poetry and Art, Oh My!

PYP-2 is using a Webquest to discover poetry, art and emotions and how they can work together.

First, we read the book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!

Check out their Webquest and get in touch with your inner poet.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Grade 3 Stone Age Study

Grade 3 students are learning about using artifacts to further their understanding of people in the Stone Age.  We are preparing to start a project for this unit we the websites below.

Students, please explore the websites below in the order that they are presented.

BBC History: Day In The Life: Stone Age from Beakus on Vimeo.
How to Tell  Rock from a Stone Tool Video

Please use the following Padlet to research helpful websites:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Grade 5 Flows

Grade 5 is learning about the mapping tool called Lucid Chart.  They added it to their Google Drive by clicking on the link here.


  • Use the Prezi below about how to say 'to Google' in 29 different languages
  • Make a map in Lucid Chart using a standard template in the education category to represent these different ways to say, 'to Google.'  Perhaps the center of your map should be 'To Google in 29 different languages.'
  • Please pay attention to design and clarity (can we understand what you are trying to tell us)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Grade 3 Solar System Headlines

Grade 3 is using the document below to write a headline/sentence to go with their solar system posters.

  • Click on your class below
  • Find your name
  • Write a headline/sentence as explained to you by your teacher
  • Font size is 36 and should remain at 36
  • Change the font color and font type as you wish
  • Double check spelling and make sure your sentence is complete
  • When everyone has completed their sentence, we will share them on the Smart Board by reading them aloud
  • Please be careful to remain in your own row

Jupiter: A Gas Giant with a Stormy Spot

Venus: Extremely Hot and Wrapped in Clouds

The Moon: Earth's Only Natural Satellite

Class 3A

Class 3B

Class 3C

Class 3D