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The Kindergarten through 2nd Grades have been keyboarding and coding. We started with the basics of learning and practicing the QWERTY keyboard, then we moved to coding puzzles; practicing sequencing and looping. The students are loving this and are thinking their way through roadblocks even when the coding gets complicated. Third Grade has created robots using Google Drawings, these varied and creative robots will be featured on the cover of the Yearbook. Fourth Grade has completed Slide Shows using Google Slides, their documents were meant to be “How To” presentations, some titles include “How To Survive 4th Grade” [...]
In 1st Grade, the children have been learning about the concept of sound in Science. The students discussed common animals, machines, and objects that make sound. They also used cups with rubber bands and flat sticks to produce sound. The children practiced sound discrimination by listening to the sounds that objects make when dropped. To do this, they played a sound game where one partner dropped an object behind a screen and the other partner had to guess what the object was based on the sound. Our 1st Grade scientists also investigated two sound systems: a one string guitar [...]
The Dolphins are exploring the world of Mat Man through music and building. During our whole group activity the Dolphins worked together and created Mat Man. Mat Man is a character from our Learning without Tears program that teaches drawing with a unique approach and strategies to help the children develop strong drawing and cognitive skills.
Our 3rd Grade friends have embarked on a journey filled with inspired learning and fearless curiosity. As a new 3rd Grade teacher at Hollywood Schoolhouse, this school year has already rewarded me with what I am sure will be life-long lessons. Even as an educator, I learn from the wisdom that my students share daily. Each day we find creative ways to share our interpretations of the world around us. So far this year, we have covered a multitude of academic and social-emotional topics. Academically, we have studied and applied content such as multiplication, division, and the commutative property. Socially, [...]