Winter Holiday Web Hunt Links

Websites for Celebrations

Christmas:

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/49bfe117-50fb-4bad-a86d-7887a8a90478/christmas-all-about-the-holidays/

 

Hanukkah

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/33662bec-c99a-47b3-88ec-78d6518e573c/hanukkah-all-about-the-holidays/

 

Kwanzaa

*Link wasn’t working; just click on the Christmas link above and scroll down. You’ll find the Kwanzaa video there!

Diwali

http://www.pebblego.com/content/socialstudies/article.html?sqs=jpLSiMCl/RSd/FTCDkmejQ==&a=5133

Thursday’s Coding Adventure!

Students,

 

Today you will be joining millions of other students around the world as you participate in an Hour of Code!  Let’s get started.

f you are a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade student with no previous coding experience, open one of these links:

 

https://hourofcode.com/code

https://hourofcode.com/lightbot

https://hourofcode.com/danceparty

If you are already a coder (or hacker), try your skills at some more difficult links:

 

https://hourofcode.com/flap

https://hourofcode.com/mchoc

https://hourofcode.com/discovery

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=home  (Scratch)

https://blockly-games.appspot.com/?lang=en  (Google Blockly Games)

Can Queen (and King!)

I was incredibly touched that the Smart Cookies rallied around my request to donate food to help our local families. With an amazing show of kindness and generosity, our class donated 136 food items and I was named Can Queen at the Buzzy Bash!

We couldn’t have done it without Alec though, who single- handedly brought in a fourth of the class’s contributions. He spent his own allowance to buy cans for needy families; that’s phenomenal!  So proud of you guys, Smart Cookies!

Pumpkin-Mania!

The Smart Cookies explored pumpkins today through hands-on math and science activities. We examined if they would sink or float, if bigger pumpkins had more seeds than smaller pumpkins, compared the sizes of the seeds and the number of creases, and measured the circumference, height, and weight!

Cookies, what was something surprising you learned? What was your favorite part?

Here’s what Anya thought about the pumpkin guts- yuuuuuck!!

Click here to see all of our photos from the day!

A Day at the Theater

Today, the Smart Cookies attended a performance of Mr. Popper’s Penguins. We were all surprised to discover the amazing engineering of the penguins (and slightly disappointed to find they didn’t use real animals)! Special thanks to Mrs. Bricks and Mr. Rosengren for joining us today. 🙂

What else did you like about the play? Would you like to read the book the play was based on?

Officer Sheehan Stopped By

Our School Resource Officer, Officer Sheehan with the HCPS Police Department, stopped by on Tuesday to talk about cyber safety, helping the community, and her experiences on the force. She even volunteered to come back as a Mystery Reader for us!

Smart Cookies, what questions do you still have for Officer Sheehan?