Week 5

Grade 3 Mathematics
Students are developing responsible learning habits in math class. This week we practiced for the chapter 1 retake and worked through half of chapter 2. (Both chapters have been posted electronically to this website.) 
GK–2 Makerspace
Students watched a video about what a
"proboscis" is and the many types of pollinators, made a pollinator out of play dough, and completed a worksheet about the different types of pollinators and how pollination occurs.
G3 Makerspace
Students extended their math class into Makerspace this week to connect to our classroom in Prodigy and try it out for the first time. (I, too, spent this time learning how Prodigy works from the teacher's end.) CPS subscribes to this game-based online math practice. I told students select "4th grade" when they create their accounts and use my class code: 71608A6. Prodigy is supposed to start out easy and get harder as students use it.
G4 Makerspace
Hands-on Challenge: Build a maze with blocks that can guide a Hexbug successfully through it three times in a row. Jaden succeeded!
G5–6 Makerspace
Online Challenge: Complete the first challenge levels of Sculty Pet, in which you sculpt a pet's head with a virtual ball of clay and paint it.
Challenge options:
* Complete the first level of Dream Home, in which you use architectural software (SketchUp) to create the footprint and walls of a house.
* Build a maze with blocks that can guide a Hexbug successfully through it three times in a row.
* Code a Micro:bit to do at least three different things using three tutorials in makecode.org.
G5–8 LEGO Robotics
Students met on Monday and Thursday. Students completed an icebreaker activity and watched short videos about the new competition theme "Masterpiece" and the 15 new missions. We also went over the four concepts that will be equally judged in the competition: Core Values, Robot Design, Robot Game, and Innovation Project. Students were divided into two teams, given team roles to start with: builder, coder, or artist. They also worked together on their team names and logos. We also broke out some robots and started thinking about robot design a bit.