Friday, December 13, 2013

Hour of Code!

Then we did a little all together.
We started as a class watching an
introduction video during lunch.

The Hour of Code is all about learning how to code a computer. That means we learned how to tell the computer what to do. We played coding games. One of the games was Angry Birds. We had to get the bird to the pig. We all enjoyed that game!

Then it switched to plants vs. Zombies where it got a little harder. We had to get the zombie to the sunflower to win. There were all different command blocks you had to use to get the zombie to the sunflower. In between the levels, every five or so, were videos to teach you how to use the command blocks. There was 20 levels. Once you finished all 20 you got to do whatever you wanted. There were some games like light bot and hop scotch. Some people, if they wanted, they could use scratch. Scratch was fun but challenging to figure out how to use. We all had fun learning how to code!

By Meghan and Grant

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Google Earth

Thinkers on Google Earth looking at the Titanic.
Google Earth is a program where you can look at the different parts of the earth. You can look at the earth, or even go into outer space! You can see parts of the earth from every angle! Google Earth is a fun and easy way to get directions, or see countries, states, cities, and more. You can even see stars in Google Earth!

You can type in any place in the world. Say you typed in the White House. You could follow the roads and see the front of the White House, or even see the inside of the White House! If you type in Titanic, you can even go under water and see where it sunk! There is so much you can do with Google Earth!
Getting step-by-step directions.

By Brigette and Nick

Going from the Cider Mill to Conant.
Two Thinkers enjoying Google Earth.
A Thinker looking at the stars!

Friday, November 15, 2013

All About States!

We learned all about the States in Location, Location, Location. We made posters to show what state we did. There are two state posters on tweetwrite. The states are Montana and Vermont.   Another game we played was a state game. If you got a question wrong, you see a sentence saying “sorry that’s not the correct state.” All the states are color coded. We had lots of fun doing this!
By Kennedy and Blake

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Talking Turkeys Part 3

Cole's Einstein

Meghan's Santa

Parker's Batman

Blake's Football Star

Isabelle's Artist

Jaya's Indian Girl

Talking Turkeys Part 2

Kennedy's Santa

Liam's Ninja

Riley's iPhone

Sam's Thor

Zainab's Hula Dancer

Ella's Farmer

Talking Turkeys Part 1

Brigette's Baby

For a writing activity about persuasion, we did an activity about turkeys who were trying to disguise themselves so they wouldn't get eaten for Thanksgiving. Panteli loves Sam's because it was really realistic. Riley likes Chloe's because it is very unique and fun.

We didn't just make turkeys, we also made them talk! We wrote a script to put on a site called Blabberize. We said what we wrote on the script, and then it looks like the turkey was talking! Luckily, none of these turkeys got eaten!

By Panteli and Riley

Chloe's Porcupine

Daniel's Biker

Grant's Rock Star

Jack's Santa

Jules' Scottish Lad

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Writing Directions

We got a partner and picked a place. We had to write directions, such as 64 floor blocks then make a left. Then you will be at the first and second grade hallway. We had to go to the place and write down the steps movements and turns you make.

When you were done you went back to the class room. The whole class followed your directions. None of them worked! Once they were all done being read we discussed it in the class room. We have to work on our directions skills. We had so much fun and can’t wait till next time we do this so we can see how much our direction writing improved! 

By Jordan

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The First Class Store of the Year!

I think the class store was really fun. Ella was the store manager,  and she managed the store, so she tallied up all of the products’ that people buy. Grant and Ryan were the cashiers, and they collected all of the checks and gave change. The accountants had a big job too. They have to make the checks. Without them, we probably wouldn’t have the class store. How could you buy things if you didn’t have any money?

At the class store, there is a lot of stuff. You can buy balls, foam fingers, pencils, pens, snacks, bugs, t-shirts, bracelets, notebooks, and more! Today I bought a pink notebook and this powder that you put in water to make it taste fruity. I can’t wait for the next class store to open!

Written By Riley