The Bond Brief
December 12, 2014
Computer Science Week
The Week in Review
Science: This week we focused on the transfer of energy. Today I introduced them to the Makey Makey, and they loved seeing how they could create a circuit and play a piano. Check out their website!
Reading: We are continuing with our Chapter Series Unit. This week we focused on patterns between the books in a series, particularly in the first chapter. We noticed that Magic Tree House books end the exact same in the first chapters. Today Mrs. Sheldon came and read a book to our class to celebrate Hannah being the Michigan Kid this week. We are also continuing to read and enjoy The Secret Zoo. I had stated that we are going to do a project on it, however, we are going to hold off and do it after the holidays since there is already a lot going on!
Writing: We are working on creating our own realistic fiction stories. This week the students were able to develop a character based on a photograph. It was neat to hear what they imagined the person like. We also learned how story mountains can help plan a story out, making sure the story builds to the climax (the most important event.)
Grammar: This week we worked with suffixes. We also tried to find examples of suffixes in our chapter series books.
The Winter Party is on Thursday Morning 8:30-9:30!
Kids Can Wear PJ's to the Party!
A Google Hang Out with Mr. Bellow
Alexis is interested in creating her own website, so my friend Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper and EduTecher, was gracious enough to lend an ear and give advice!
Revie Highlights Careers in Coding
Revie Gill, Bremner's brother, gave the kids a lot of great information about having a career in computer science!
The Kids Loved Coding
Hour of Code week was awesome. I am pretty sure we will have more opportunities as the year goes on, as they really did well with it!