Ms. Andrea Love Art and Gifted Educator
WRITE THIS IS YOUR COMPOSITION BOOK AND REFLECT ON IT.
Write this in your composition book.
How does this make you feel?
Can you be the “nice” kid? How?
Give an example.
Students shared how they can help others feel needed instead of bullying.
Exploratory time followed our discussion. Photos of students on Dojo.
Our activity time today was to understand the world of coding in an "unplugged" fashion. We learned about Algorithms and how sequencing of steps is important when beginning to program a web-page, robots, and design apps. Students designed a program on paper and on the floor for their robot partner. They intentionally made programming mistakes to check if the robot was paying attention. The students had fun creating "unplugged" programming to help them understand coding. I posted videos on Dojo.
At 9:45, Brass band students left for band. I explained to the students that they are missing their TAG time from 9:45-10:30. They are responsible for working on their CSFirst/Scratch design project and reflecting on Google Classroom at home. I was made aware that the entire class will be gone for band practice soon. Please ask your student to work on the project if they are gone from TAG. This will prepare them for next year as TAG will be an elective that students will earn a grade much like the other classes.
Students logged into their CSFirst/Scratch to begin or continue programming their story. CSFirst has started them off with a pre-designed story that they will be instructed to make creative changes. I can see what they are designing on my login an how much coding they are implementing. They learn how to change their "Sprite" (character), move it, have it talk, change the background, and eventually have it repeat steps (looping). This project will frustrate a few. This is an important process to help them learn new information along with challenge them to defeat their perfectionism tendencies. I am here to help them solve the problem if they can't find it on the videos and the problem solving packet I prepared for them.
After working on their CSFirst/Scratch, students were asked to reflect on their work on Google Classroom. I enjoy reading their responses and give them praise for working through the design issues.
Thank you for sharing your student with me and come by this evening for Parent/Teacher conferences if you have time.
Boonville Talented and Gifted Program