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Today we got to help Mrs. Koontz’s class learn how to use Stop Motion movies to demonstrate the life cycle of a butterfly, and how to use the ChatterPix app to show what they know about China and Egypt! Check out some pictures of us working with our buddies!
We used the Sphero bots to create quadrilaterals and right triangles, then marked the vertices of these plane figures on the floor, before using our metric measurement skills to measure the sides. Once we had that data, we were able to calculate the perimeter and area of the shapes and enter the numbers on a shared google sheet. We noticed the difference in friction and speed by having the Sphero travel over carpeted surfaces and tiled surfaces too!
Today I was watching a group of “tough” fifth grade boys playing touch football out at recess. I happened to catch them in a moment of pure awesome. Check it out for yourselves, and have a great weekend!
What an amazing morning! We are so proud of all our students! Here are just a few photos of some of the creative inventions. When I get the video from HCPS-TV I will post it here, and email the link out to you all. Thank you for all you did at home to support the creative design process of all our innovative thinkers and problem solvers!
Today we practiced figuring out pitches and reviewed open and closed circuits using Scratch and a neat programmable circuit board called a Makey Makey! Ask your child how they used cups of water to figure out the correct notes from lowest to highest pitch. Some students even tried to play simple songs!