Vacation Stories

Today we will use the iPads to create our vacation story. We will find our vacation place on the Google Earth app and save a screenshot to include in our book. We will use Drawing Pad app to illustrate pages and also take a picture with the camera of any photos we have brought in. The book will be assembled in Book Creator. We will add our voices and save as an ebook. Below is a sample without voiceovers.

Giraffes Can’t Dance

After reading the book Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andred, in Art, you drew a giraffe concentrating on big shapes. You colored the giraffes using yellow or orange then added spots and marks using a brown or black marker, then cut out your creation. Next you created the background, using a double loaded brush technique and an etching technique for the grass. To add a technology component to the project, you will use the animation app Doink to make your giraffe dance. Next we will video you describing what you like about the project. We will create an Augmented Reality trigger from your original artwork. Patrons of the annual Art Show will be able to scan your giraffe to view the animation and video. Click to giraffe below to see the animation.

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Your caterpillars have arrived! To enhance your study of the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly, we will use Kid Pix to draw the four stages of the butterfly’s life cycle.

Learn more about butterflies by visiting the websites below.

Butterfly Life Cycle Activity

Zoom Butterflies

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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Butterfly Discovery Game

Butterfly Life Cycle Game

Butterfly Origami

Me On The Map

Create a slideshow that shows where you are in your neighborhood, town, state, country, continent, and planet. Each week you’ll work on one or more pages in Kid Pix. When finished, put the pages together to make a slideshow. Click the picture below for a sample of what a finished project will look like.

Contractions

Help Grizzle the monster match the words to make contractions. We’ll start by playing this interactive activity at the board (click picture below). Then, at your computer, you’ll practice making contractions by going to the Connie’s Contractions activity in Kidspiration. If you have time, you can practice more online with Contraction Match or Contraction Basketball.

Compound Words

Grizzle is trying to help the wizard understand what he wants. Let’s see if the wizard can figure out his request. We’ll start by playing this interactive activity at the board (click picture below). Then, at your computer, you’ll practice compound words by going to the Polly’s Playground activity in Kidspiration. If you have time, you can then practice rhyming words with Cat at Bat or Rhyming Rhinos.

Type To Learn, Jr.

Begin the first steps with learning to type using Type to Learn jr. After starting the program, the Sunbuddies will guide you through logging in. Once you’re at the home screen, click the learning center on the top floor to get started. Tiny will give you a hint about correct posture and then you’ll practice lowercase letters first. After 15 minutes in the learning center, you can try one of the games on the first floor. Have fun!

At home, you can try:
Keyboard Climber

Typing Tidepool

Butterfly Life Cycle

Your caterpillars have arrived! To enhance your study of the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly, we will use Kid Pix to draw the four stages of the butterfly’s life cycle.

Learn more about butterflies by visiting the websites below.

Butterfly Life Cycle Activity

Zoom Butterflies

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

KidZone Monarch Butterflies

Butterfly Discovery Game

Butterfly Life Cycle Game

Butterfly Origami

World Math Day!

World Math Day is March 1! We will be competing all day long on February 28 since the site originates in Australia and they are a day ahead of us. Tens of thousands of students around the globe will be competing in mental math heats to break the record for number of correct answers. Classes have signed up for 25 minute time slots in the lab to give it their best. Good luck!

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Tutpup

Today you will create a unique identity on the site, Tutpup, using our classroom code. We will work on learning math facts by competing with other students around the world in timed heats. You may use your registration information at home to play afterschool. Click on the picture below to head to the site.

Butterfly Life Cycle

Your caterpillars have arrived! To enhance your study of the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly, we will use Kid Pix to draw the four stages of the butterfly’s life cycle.

Learn more about butterflies by visiting the websites below.

Zoom Butterflies

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

KidZone Monarch Butterflies

Butterfly Discovery Game

Butterfly Life Cycle Game

Butterfly Origami

World Maths Day!

March 3 is World Maths Day and tens of thousands of students around the globe will be competing in mental math heats to break the record for number of correct answers. Classes have signed up for half hour time slots in the lab to give it their best. Students may spend five minutes creating an avatar at the site prior to playing the games. Good luck!

Butterfly Life Cycle

Your caterpillars will be arriving soon! To enhance your study of the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly, we will use Kid Pix to draw the four stages of the butterfly’s life cycle.

Learn more about butterflies by visiting the websites below.

Zoom Butterflies

The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

KidZone Monarch Butterflies

Butterfly Discovery Game

Butterfly Life Cycle Game

Butterfly Origami

Winter Wonderland

As participants of the Winter Wonderland Wiki Project, we will create a winter picture in Kidpix. After we complete our pictures, we will record the class singing a winter themed song in GarageBand. We will mash the two together into a Web 2.0 application, and then place the final product on our project wikispace pages.

Try these sites at home!

BrainPop, Jr. Movie- Winter

Winter Game

Read a book about Winter

Build a Snowman

Ten Little Snowmen

Make a Flake

Self-Portrait

This week we will learn another verse to Our Computer song. We will also review the drawing tools in KidPix so that you can draw a picture of yourself for the class website. We will learn how to use the drawing tools, the paint bucket, the eraser, and the text tool.

Self-Portrait 2

Today we will learn another verse of Our Computer Song. We will work on a mini-lesson on compound words at the new whiteboard. Finally, we will finish our self-portraits using KidPix, learning how to print, export our pictures into a JPEG format, and place the exported file into the Group folder. Go to the dock and click on the documents folder. Find your self-portrait document and double click it open.

Self Portrait 2

Today we will learn another verse of Our Computer Song. We will finish our self-portraits using KidPix, learning how to print, export our pictures into a JPEG format, and place the exported file into the Group folder. Go to the dock and click on the documents folder. Find your self-portrait document and double click it open.

Week 1

Today we will assign seats and learn how to log into the computers. We will also learn the first verse of Our Computer song.

Next we will practice using the mouse by visiting the website Bees and Honey. Click on the bee.

Click on the pumpkin for more mouse practice.

Week 1

Welcome to the computer lab. Today we will assign seats and learn how to log on to the computers. We will also learn Our Computer song.

Your first assignment is to read an animated storybook. When you finish reading the book, click on Story Songs and listen to the Metamorphosis song. Click on the book to begin.