We had some fun with this new app this week! It is called AR Flashcards Space. These cards are from the same company that made the Alphabet AR Flashcards. They are very cool! You need to print off the cards in color and then hold the device over the picture and the augmented reality image appears!
We have started a new theme about Space. So these cards are a fun place to start!
We also watched some of the videos Chris Hadfield made while he was at the Space Station! They are awesome! Ever wonder how astronauts sleep in space? Take a look!
My favorite is this one because I love chocolate cake!
We have been working with the Doodle Buddy app to work on some math concepts and story writing activities.
The children have been creating 100 stamp collections using the stamps. They had to choose 10 different stamps and create 10 sets of 10!
We also used the app to create one of the pages for our snowman books.
I finally broke down and bought the extra pages for the CoLAR app. Very glad I did!
This little guy is really cute! The children have to color him front and back and add his face details! It is amazing to see him pop up looking just like the drawing the children have just done!
We had a lot going on this week! We also had our first Skype call to the classroom! Will tell you more about that soon! Lots of fun!
Today we learned about a very special submersible! Lars’ Dad, Mr. Bulman came in to show us some cool pictures of the submersible that went to the bottom of the Mariana Trench That’s the deepest part of the ocean which is seven miles deep! This is the submersible piloted by James Cameron in the DeepSea Challenge project. Mr. Bulman told us all about how the submersible was built! Very cool!
Lars’ Dad worked on the communication systems on the submersible. We learned about how hard it was to communicate with the sub because it went down so deep! We counted to see how long it would take before we would be able to hear what Mr. Cameron said and how long it would take for him to hear us back if we were listening to the conversation! Mr. Bulman told us about the sound waves and how they used them to keep track of the submersible.
It was really interesting to see how the submersible was built and how hard everyone worked to built it. The children were very impressed with the fact that the team worked 18 hour days at times and sometimes even longer than that! We learned about how small the space was that Mr. Cameron had to sit in and tried to imagine what that would be like! Lars’ Mom helped us understand about how much pressure was on the outside of the submersible pushing in! We learned a lot! Later, during eat and read time we watched some videos about the project. Take a look!
Last week we were learning about Chris Hadfield and the International Space Station and this week we are learning about the wonders of the deep ocean! Too cool!
Take a look at the work one student brought to me about Chris Hadield. She had her mom scribe for her and wrote down all the neat things she had learned about Chris Hadfield and even downloaded some pictures to share! I am sure that Chris Hadfield would be impressed if he could see it!