In N2 we have been talking about making choices and how they affect your behavior. We used the App 3D Brain to study the human brain. We talked about how each part of our brain is in charge of carrying out a different function and we showed the students how the App allows us to rotate the brain’s image on the iPad allowing us to better understand parts of our body we cannot see.
N4 students had a special visitor in the classroom, Lorenza’s father came to show us a new App he collaborated creating! He explained how by scanning the sticker, a Halloween character would pop up! They tried by putting it on their faces and hands. We also used our reflector App to see it on our classroom’s screen.
Children in PK5 read a book and then watched the book read by the author or illustrator. We use Bookflix or the authors’ YouTube channel to find the same book we are reading in class.
Children in K6 have been taking photographs and then creating and recording stories on the iPad to go with the photographs.
Coding Class #3
In the last session students learned how to make the Bee-Bot make a turn. We asked the students how could we give the Bee-Bot the instructions to make a turn to the left or right and once it turned make it keep moving forward. A student said “I know how!” and he asked the teacher for a turn:
Kinder students in Spanish class are:
- Taking photos with the camera and the iPads to document their classmates' learning.
- Using the computer to visit the webpage Cuentos Interactivos to reinforce the concepts “fiction” and “non-fiction books”.
Children in PK-K 3 explored a projected image using our classroom projector. The experience provoked storytelling and imaginative play. It was also used as a form of assessment (animal habitats), as the children chose which animals to play with from a large basket of animals.
Here’s an example of one of the stories:
“We were dressing princesses and my friend, Renata, her costume was about a princess who was coming down from the stairs. El disfraz está pegado a la escalera. El disfraz es de tela. And mine was about a princess who always liked brushing her hair. We went to the cafeteria. I was eating sushi and Renata was eating nuggets.” By Alice