We worked through two coding lessons on Code.org by learning about using loops in codes. Next week, we'll tackle another coding lesson and two Robot Missions. The kids are making really good progress in developing their understanding of the logical thinking required for coding.
We extended our algebraic thinking by applying Hands-On-Equations to word problems. The kids made the transition easily, which is wonderful! The word problems used simple equations, but are a good foundation for more advanced word problems coming up.
Divergent Thinking/Affective Skills:
We focused on the character trait of creativity today by talking about inventiveness. The kids tested their creativity by using a toilet paper roll to create a new invention. They then shared their models and evaluated the creativity involved in their own and others' inventions. Take a look at their work below:
Check out this Padlet with the kids' robot jokes. It's hilarious!
Also, please comment on the Parent Padlet, if you haven't already. The kids LOVE that you're learning to use one of the technology tools that we use in class!
HW: Edmodo Response about our Netiquette lesson today.
Until next week,