Friday, May 8, 2015

Second Grade Leads, Kinder Succeeds

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Woodfin's class were creating Mother's Day cards in MS Word this week.  Mrs. Reyes's second grade students came into the computer lab and became technology mentors to the kindergarten kids.  Together, they practiced writing for an audience, making sure to use correct punctuation, adding clip art, and learning how to right click on a word to find help with spelling.

Both classes had an amazing time and great fun showing each other what they had learned.  Way to synergize, kindergarten and second grade!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Do You Code?

Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade had the opportunity to participate in a six week long after-school coding club.  They were able to start learning about coding with a variety of visual coding languages.  All members participated in the hour of code on and then moved on to Scratch. The students created short programs to make a sprite move and interact with other sprites.  Scratch is an open-ended program that allows students to create imaginative works.  The students were excited that they could continue their programming at home and all year long.  Way to go Coding Club!