Thursday, March 9, 2017

PA and TD for the Week of 3-13

KTD will be learning about coding this week using Bee Bots.  I'm going to have the kids create mazes using base ten blocks, and then they will need to code the Bee Bot to get through the maze without hitting the walls.  This should "bee" quite fun! 
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1TD will continue working on their innovator PowerPoints. Everyone is making progress, but it's slow due to all the learning we are doing because this is their first Windows experience. We have found quotes, symbols of innovation, and pictures online to insert into the slides. Soon the kids will learn how to animate the slides and create transitions.
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2TD will be using their Google Drive with me for the first time this year.  The kids are going to take their research about women of The American Revolution and make an infographic using Easel.ly.  
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3PA will finish up our look back at the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt and present their Google Slides to the class.  Next, we will explore what daily life was like for the average person living in Ancient Egypt. 

4PA students are all close to finishing up their work on the neurological disorders projects.  We may be presenting them by the end of the week, but it will depend on the progress.  Everyone is doing really well and using class time efficiently, adding new things, finding extra testimonials to humanize the disorder, so the due date is not my main focus.  If this level of work continues, then the due date will be pushed forward. 

5PA will be doing PARCC testing during PA all week, so I will not be seeing them.  


Hello Again...

It's been some time since I've posted anything, and I wanted to share a few things before the end of the year.  First, Betty Slater....