December 30, 2014 · 7:06 pm
We had a lot of fun creating our entry to the Christmas Door Decorating contest! We made our own Polar Express! The children colored their own boxcar for the train. We love The Polar Express story written by Chris Van Allsburg.
We added white glue to the rooftops of the boxcar and sprinkled white glitter on top. Lots of fun! The children added a photograph of themselves in one of the boxcar windows.
We decided to paint the railroad tracks using black paint. One of our rainy day classroom supervisors helped us finish the job!
We love using glitter and made our Christmas light houses using white glue and red glitter. The children drew little vignettes of the inside of their houses in the windows. We also included another photograph of them in one of the windows!
We will be using these houses as a special cover for a book we created about Christmas and the five senses.
Take a peek!
Glitter is a lot of fun!
December 30, 2014 · 7:05 pm
We have continued to learn about coding with the Hour of Code designed for this year! This is a great set of lessons about coding with Elsa from the Frozen movie. The students learned how to make Elsa make a snowflake design on the ice using coding. By putting a set of commands using Blockly the students made Elsa move on the ice.
We are so lucky because we can show this on our wonderful Promethean board so that everyone can see it clearly. The best part is that the students can come up to the board and move the pieces around themselves. You can bet that I have a lot of volunteers for that job!
We have also returned to the computer lab and worked on the Angry Birds Hour of Code and had a lot of fun trying to complete the Hour of Code by ourselves with just a little help from some wonderful students in our Grade Seven class who helped the students log on. It was really neat to see everyone helping each other out whenever someone got stumped!
It was really neat to see other classes in our school also try the Hour of Code. I think we had five classes at our school take part!