Ms. Andrea Love Art and Gifted Educator
Writing prompt this week was to write a creative story about a character named Olive/Oliver Littlebig. We shared our stories and realized how fun it is to freely write about something without any set rules other than the characters name and to have 5-7 sentences in the story. We discussed how cool it would be to put everyone's stories into one book and calle it "The Life and Times of Olive and Oliver." All of the stories were unique to each person and I loved hearing them read aloud to the class. Maybe one day they could all put their stories together and send it to the press!
After writing, we started on the TurtleBlocks coding. Students learned how to design a shape using mathmatical elements such as angles, degrees and more to code their turtle to make a shape. Once completed, students learned how to Export their image to their files and then Import their image into Tinkercad. The coded image was embedded into Tinkercad and students were asked to add symbols, letters and designs to their shape. Most of the shapes are of a plus/cross shape. Many of the students completed the project and Ms. Love has began priting the 3D designs on the Makerbot printer. YES, it is fixed! Thank you to Kevin our IT person for working with me to get the machine fixed in time!
We will finish up our 3D projects and writing next week as we will not have any computers in the classroom from the 22nd of April to May 1st, due to MAP testing. I have a project ready for them during this week to make in class.
Our time is limited as the school year is closing in. We will meet through April 29th to the 16th of May as our last week of school, May 22-24th, will probably be focused in the core classrooms.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
Boonville Talented and Gifted Program