Our class has been playing Guess Our Number with Mr. Greg’s class in Vietnam via Twitter. Every day, we have been asking questions that can be answered with a yes or no answer to try to narrow down what the other class’s number is.
Today they guessed our number and we think we know what their number is too!
This week we we’ve been learning about programming and robots. We tried writing programming instructions for each other and then played a programming game called Kodable.
Today, we got to try programming a real robot.
We painted some gorgeous dots this week. The students got to choose the group of colors they liked best for their dot.
We also practiced pointing at words as we “read”. No one was reluctant to point with these fingers!
It was Dot Day today. Bingo dabbers plus kids equals some great patterns!
We’ve been so busy that it has been hard to find time to take pictures! Just a few images from this week…
Playing with Lego
Investigating the iPads
Having fun with the small metal cones (they’re for using on jingle dresses that First Nations people wear).
We’ve just finished our whirlwind first four days of school. So much excitement getting to know our new friends and learning routines. The first weeks of school are always exhausting ones for the students (and their teacher!) as they adjust to full days of school. My new students were up to the challenge, though. Just look at the eager learners below.
Nothing says summer like kids and water. It was a perfect way to end our school year and to say good-bye for the summer to some special friends.
See you in September!
This past week we participated in four Lego Challenges.
The first challenge was for students to make their name with Lego. There were lots of ways the students chose to do this. You can see all of their tweeted names here.
The second challenge was to create the largest Lego boat possible that would float and not tip over. Testing the boats was the BEST part of this challenge. Again, there are pictures and tweets from all of the students about their creation here.
The next day, Lego Challenge 3 was to design part of the ideal playground. Look closely and you’ll see a urinal. What would a playground be without it?
Lego Challenge 4 was to design something using only one colour of blocks. The variety was impressive.
Lots of fun, cooperation and hands on learning.
Our classroom was a hive of activity today as we started making robots. Here are a couple that are already completed.
Everyone looked splendid on Fancy Friday!