Wow...did this month fly by or what!?! Lots of great things happened this month! I took a training through code.org, Computer Science Fundamentals, which was awesome, and I can't wait to share some of this great stuff with the kids! We hope to add more coding to the curriculum next year, so this should kick things off nicely!
The kids enjoyed our Makers Space for the month, Be an architect...and I'm excited to introduce next months Makers Space, which is a surprise, so stay tuned! We celebrated Valentine's Day, the Winter Olympics, Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year...Gung hay fat choy! Did you know its the year of the dog? And speaking of Olympics...did you check out our latest flip grid video of the 4th and 5th graders interviewing olympic "athletes"? The kids had a lot of fun researching their athletes, and the videos are hilarious, so check them out! We will be sharing them with the 4/5 class at Livermore, where their 4/5 kids will get to comment and share their videos too! It's a great way to stay connected with our fellow mountain schools! Here's the link if you haven't seen them yet...
We finished reading Clementine in our 2/3 class library time, and the kids loved it! If you haven't read Clementine, give it a go! She had the kids laughing out loud and its a great "read aloud" book! If you enjoy it, theres an entire series to continue the fun!
We enjoyed a visit from Grandmother Spider from Spellbinders. Spellbinders is a non profit organization that engages children through the art of oral storytelling to build literacy, imagination, character and community. The kids were fascinated with Grandmother Spider...and who wouldn't be, she lives in a cave after all. We are thrilled she will be visiting again next month! I can't wait to hear what tales she will share from her web!
The K/1 class and the 2/3 class are working on animal riddle books in an art program called Pixie, and they will each get their own copy when finished! The 2/3 class and the 4/5 class have started their intro to 3D design, and we will be checking out a 3D printer from the district next month to print their designs. The K/1 kids will also get a chance to design their name in the 3D program, so we have lots of fun planned for next month!
I will be blogging about our weekly adventures in Media and Technology, so be sure to visit often! We're always doing something cool! :)