Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Something to Make You Smile

The responses to today's question made me smile.  I am so thankful for everyone in Room 205 and am so happy to be able to share the year with them.  They make me smile everyday.

Coding & Computers

This was a very short week for us but we sure squeezed in a lot!  On Monday, we went down to the computer lab for a lesson with Mr. Donoff.  We went onto the Plymouth Plantation website to learn more about the Pilgrims and Wampanogs and used Explain Everything to record our findings.  On Wednesday, Mr. Donoff came into our classroom to teach us Hopscotch.  Hopscotch is a coding app that we will be using  this year.

Computer Lab Visit - Plymouth Plantation


Coding using Hopscotch


Friday, November 4, 2016

Sounds of Room 205

We had a fun week in Room 205.  Monday we used all of our knowledge about sound to create our own musical instruments.  Not only did we use what we had learned but added in a lot of creativity.  In the afternoon we enjoyed some Halloween fun and an all school sing-a-long.  Everyone loved the Halloween songs that Mrs. Agati and Mrs. Demartinis led us in. In writing, we have been writing How To's, where we instructed the reader how to make the musical instrument we invented.  We have been talking a lot about empathy.  We watched the videos with Mojo (from Class Dojo) on empathy and read a wonderful booked called The Invisible Boy.  We discussed how important it is to take other people's feeling into account and think how would it feel it that were me. This is something we will continue to discuss this month. In math, we finished Topic 3 and will now be moving onto Topic 4 - Using Multiplication to Help us with Division.  Please use the resources sent home to help your child with their math homework.  Don't forget to check the important dates in November, we have many days off this month!

The Sounds of Room 205
We're in the Band


Creative Musicians At Work:
Building Our Instruments

Our Amazing Musical Instruments