Sunday, December 14, 2014

Week 16

Past Sharing
We had fun seeing all the items from the past! Thank you for helping your child with this assignment.

Hour of Code
This past week we joined a world event called "Hour of Code." It looks like we were part of over 73 million students from over 180 countries who tried computer programming, coding. Even President Obama was part of this movement! What is coding? I told my students that it is a computer language. To make computer do what we want it to do, we have to program the computer using coding. We practiced coding using apps like KodableDaisy the Dinosaur and Scratch Jr. On Friday we got together with third graders and worked on coding with them. What an awesome time we had! We will explore more of coding throughout the year. 

Naughty or Nice?
As a part of Language Arts curriculum, we have been practicing an opinion writing. The students wrote why they should be on a nice (or naughty... no one thought they should be on the naughty list, phew!) list. Please check your child's blog to see what they said. Also we have been working on describing a character in a story. Some students made a puppet show about Santa and posted it on their blog. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events
Thursday, December 18 --- Class Christmas Party 1:30-2:30
Friday, December 19 --- Nutcracker rehearsal show 1:00-2:00
Saturday, December 20-Sunday, January 4 --- Winter Break