I missed the first couple of days this week, but these fantastic classes worked hard and caught up so quickly!
Visiting the lab this week:
Ms. Riffle’s Kinder: This group did a great job learning how to use the trackpad and navigate to their Code.org class! They got better and better at using the “Navigator/ Driver” strategy in their Pair Programming every day!
Ms. Flores’ 1st grade: These Monarch Heroes made amazing progress in their coding class! In just 3 days they finished half of the challenges in Code.org Course B! Expect great things from these Future Programmers!
Mr. Arzola’s 2nd grade: These Recycling Heroes made all the pieces for the posters AND worked through a lot of their Code.org course! They learned how to make sure they are completely signed out of a program and their account before properly shutting down a computer.
Ms. Massey’s 3rd grade & Mr. Torres’ 4th grade make a lot of progress in their respective Code.org classes! They also learned to use the Padlet digital goal setting journal and the Classroom Q digital help feature.
Ms. Mulry’s 5th grade: will be back for STEAM Lab activities next week – this week they completed their 1st Genius Hour project.
Genius Hour: 4th grade completed their “Poetree” after learning about the traditions and conventions of Haiku. They worked with hard to compress their ongoing tree research into the strictly controlled format. Their wrote their best work onto leaves and combined them with fall colored wax-paper/ crayon melt to make a display! 5th grade selected a topic of personal interest and research it on BrainPOP and Britannica Online before creating an interactive display in Scratch connected with a Makey Makey. They did a fantastic job on these and invited Ms. Bailey & Mr. Cuevas to come see their products.
Eco-Schools: Our 2nd grade Recycling Team was smoothing out all the collection kinks and getting their system all worked out. Monarch Heroes distributed the Monarch Money jugs are getting ready to send their ambassador butterflies to Mexico! 4th grade started work on their tree research and will be getting the campus tree audit underway next week!