Learning How to Code

Resources for Learning How to Code

Code Studio- New to coding? This is the place to start. Learn the basics of coding in fun easy steps. Watch tutorials before you try the coding on your own.

Scratch- Scratch is a coding program designed by MIT. It works the same as Code Studio, but it will be easier if you have done some practice on Code Studio before you use Scratch. Scratch Day is May 9th!

Tynker- Hour of Code- Learn the fundamentals of programming by creating games.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Grade 1: Habitat Presentation

You are going to create a book about Habitats. Choose a Habitat below to learn more about.

Use the research tool in Google Presentation to find the following.  Complete the graphic organizer before you make your slide!
1.  Picture of your habitat
2.  Animal you would find in your habitat
3.  Plant you would find in your habitat
4.  One fact about your habitat

Click here to go to the presentation
Log into your Google Drive account
Drag your images onto your slide.
Create a textbox to write your sentence about your habitat

Grade 2 & 3: Final Habitat Project

Final Habitat Project

You have studied Habitats in your classroom, created at least one habitat presentation in Tech class.  Now you are going to create your own Habitat Presentation to share with the class.
1. Create a slide for each of the major habitats.
  • rainforest
  • wetlands
  • polar
  • desert
  • marine
  • grassland
2. Include pictures of the habitat and animals that would live there.
3. Include some information:  Where is this habitat located in the world.  What type of climate is found there.
Go to Google Classroom to get your copy of the presentation
Clck here to go to Google Classroom
Click here for a good resource for your research

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Grades 1-3: Preparing for Plymouth Plantation

This week, students in grades K-5 will be visiting Plymouth Plantation.  Today, we will explore the website, take a virtual trip using Google Earth, view a slideshow of some of the highlights of Plymouth Plantation and learn how to talk like a pilgrim!

Click here to view a Pilgrim Village and the slideshow (If you have problems viewing, open in Safari)

Click here to print worksheet that goes along with the slideshow.

"Good Morrow"
 "How Do You Fare, Goodwife?"

The Pilgrims talked a little differently than we do today. If you visit the Museum's 17th-Century English Village, you will notice that the townspeople say words you know in a funny way, or even say some words you don't know at all! That's because they are speaking in 17th-century English, not 21st-century modern English.  Click here to learn more!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Grades 1-3 Tech: Celebrating Earth Day with Kidpix

What does Earth Day mean to you?  How can we help other kids appreciate our Earth!  Use Kidpix to draw a picture for Earth Day.  Write at least one sentence about what we can do to help keep our Earth healthy and beautiful.

RULES FOR KIDPIX_ You may save all your drawings onto your desktop.  You may only print two drawings to the color printer.  Ask an adult if it is okay to print before you hit that print button!

Earth Day might be on April 22, but you can celebrate anytime! Click here to take this quiz to find out how green you are.

Still interested?  Click here to learn about some endangered ecosystems.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Grade 4/5 Earth Day and Learning how to use Google Drawing

 Today you are going to learn how to use Google Drawing by playing with the features. Create a poster about Earth Day using images, shapes and text to show what it means.
You need to do the following in Drawing (final product needs to include these)
 ________ Add 3 images
 ________ Add text box
 ________ Add at least 2 different shapes
 ________ Put some text inside one of the shapes
 ________ Fill in one text box with color
________  Fill in one shape with color
________ Use one other feature of Google Drawing:___________________________

Earth Day might be on April 22, but you can celebrate anytime! Click here to take this quiz to find out how green you are.

Still interested?  Click here to learn about some endangered ecosystems.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Grades 2 & 3: Learning about Habitats-The Rainforest

You finished your Arctic research and presentation.  Now you are going to learn more about The Rainforest.  You will research The Rainforest and find at least TWO interesting facts about The Rainforest.  Then choose an animal that lives in The Rainforest.  Research that animal and find at least TWO interesting and important facts about your animal.  Once you have completed your research and the graphic organizer, you may make two slides on our Rainforest Presentation!

Click here to print out a copy of your research graphic organizer
Click here to go to our Rainforest Presentation 
Sadie's Habitat Presentation

Sites to use for your research:

Kids Corner-Rainforest Alliance
Tropical Rainforests
National Geographic for Kids:  15 Cool Things to Know about Rainforests


Journey to a tropical rainforest in this video--