We started our day with the inspiring video clip of the “Hour of
Code”, demonstrating the value of the thinking behind the skill of
programming. Did you know that there are thousands to millions lines
of code behind our electronic lives? The engineers then jumped back
into Scratch, continuing to remix programs. Next week they will decide
if they would like to offer a product or a service for our showcase and
focus on developing their choice. Working at their own pace, they
continue to explore, imagine, and create!
This week, we had another great movie-making experience! We discussed details of our next movie, including structure, scene creation and characters. We also looked through costumes to find the perfect costume for each character. Finally, we scouted locations for filming throughout the school. We are all getting pretty excited to film on Friday!
This week in the sugar rush cluster we layered marshmallows, chocolate chips and graham crackers to make gooey s'mores! Students whisked, packed brown sugar, and layered the ingredients! While the s'mores were cooling we discussed what our cluster product or service to the community could be, and we are working towards our goal!
We had three wonderful small pets visit our Pet Lovers this week! The kids enjoyed meeting Cody, a Dwarf Russian Hamster, Andrew, a pink eyed white Guinea Pig, and Coco, a crazy ferret. Even though these animals seem similar, their care and preferred lifestyles are very different. We had a great conversation about what kind of a home would be best for each of these animals, and if any of our Pet Lovers think that their own parents could handle one of these great small furry creatures! The Pet Lovers also discussed what kind of a product they would like to create for our Showcase. The Pet Lovers have decided that they would like to make something for pets!