Today was a special day as 4th grade usually misses out when we don't have school. We did our Warm up writing, had our discussion about it and then I let students know about their surprise from me, Painting pumpkins! The pumpkins were donated by, Strawberry Hill in Columbia. I wanted to have the pumpkins before Halloween, but finding pumpkins was somewhat of a challenge! Thank you to Strawberry Hill for the little pumpkins to paint our fun faces.
We were inspired by a story book called, "Pete The Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons." A simple story to remind us to look at life in a less stressful manner. I showed a painted pumpkin of Pete the Cat for the students to have inspiration.
Our writing prompt: “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” - Albert Schweitzer This statement is a reminder to just let things "evaporate" and move forward. Great discussion today.
Time just flies in the classroom when we are engaged! We begin logging into our CSFirst and Scratch Coding unit. Getting the program started is a little challenging at first, but students were amazing and jumped right in. Many are almost done with the first activity. CSFirst and Scratch are up and ready to go for our future sessions. Students will experience some frustrations as they learn to be creative with coding. Just remember, frustration is a part of our learning experience.
We left the classroom with a thought of how to help someone who is having a bad day. Many great ideas of how we can help others by spreading kindness.
I need a few permission forms from 4th grade still and a few more parent helpers if you can help.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!