The Singley Street Journal
December 10th, 2015
12/16: 1/2 Day for Students, Afternoon Conferences
12/17: Regular Day for Students, Evening Conferences
12/18: No School for Students, Morning Conferences
12/21: 1/2 Day for Students, Evening Conferences
12/23: 1/2 Day for Students
12/24-1/3: Winter Break
CS First and Code.org
Our class started our first coding adventure with Google's Computer Science Program CS-First. this is a bit more challenging for students because they are going to be creating a final project at the end. Our first theme, or program, is Storytelling. Students have used the website to learn how to create sequencing, new sprites (or characters), create dialogue, add wait time, and so much more! Be sure to ask them about our new project!
It's All a Piece of Cake
In Reading Workshop, we have also been talking about character traits. Students have spent time thinking about the thoughts, actions, and words of characters. By looking at these traits, students define a character's relationships, motivations, and personalities.
Fractions! Fractions! Fractions!
We also learned a new game this week: Fergie the Nerdie! (Ask the crew, they LOVE this game!)
Students were then asked to reread old entries and pick their personal thesis that they will turn into a published piece.