Today we began a unit on coding. The students will develop the ability to create digital animated stories on an iPad or computer. We will be exploring the sequential nature of computer programs through hands-on activities, both with and without a computer. Then the kids will apply the skills and knowledge learned from the activities to design and program a simple digital animated story that interacts with the reader.
Here are some photographs from today's introductory activity. The kids were using simple commands to guide a dog named Rosie to her bones and then to her doghouse.
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Natalie, Zosia and Cora worked together to write and illustrate a story. They were excited to share it with the class on Friday!
Although, this was a fiction story, our current writing unit is focusing on opinion writing. The class is learning to write their thoughts on many different subjects and to support their thinking with details and elaboration. Right now many of the kids are writing their opinions about the best pet to get, in response to the books What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd and Prudence Wants a Pet by Cathleen Daly. Lots of kids think that puppies and kittens are the best pet to get, but there are others who are writing about snakes, horses and fish. Ask your child what they are writing about!