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Hello Summer 2020!

Thank you to all students for your great work on our Technology Class assignments while we were doing school at home. Many of you sent me pictures and videos of what you did and I really enjoyed seeing your work!

If you are looking for something to do this week or during the summer, I’d suggest that you go back to previous posts on this blog and do any activities or links that you didn’t get to work on or that you enjoyed! Use Learning Links to help you find keyboarding, coding, avatar designers, and lots of other great activities:

Learning Links

Also, here is a post with links to many awesome free iPad apps that an adult can download for you:

Daily Free Apps for Kids

Apple has a great list of 30 Creative Activities for Kids.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! Stay safe and healthy and I hope to see you again in person very soon!

Online Learning for 2 – 5 for April 20 – Coding

Your Mission this Week!

This week we are going to do some coding activities. Please select one or more activities to do. When you are done, you may leave me a comment to let me know which one you did and what you learned and liked about it.

Online Links (might not work on a tablet):

Grades 2 and 3:

Grades 4 and 5:

More Coding Learning Links

Hour of Code links – can sort by grade level

**ParentsOptional Tynker Coding Program – If you would like to get your child started in a coding program, we have access to create accounts in Tynker Coding Lessons through the end of May. This program can be done on a computer or an iPad. If you are interested, please send Miss Bosch an email at kbosch@southfieldchristian.org and she will set up an account for your child and send you the login information. Let her know your child’s name and grade level so she can put them at an appropriate level. Students may work in this program instead of the links above or as an extra activity.

** Also, one of our SCS parents will be running a coding class through the Coding in the City program. Click on the link below for more information on how to sign up for this program if you are interested.

Coding in the City Coder Academy

Online Learning Week 2: Stories, Activities, and Magazines

Hi Students! Your assignment this week is to use one of these online links to read a story or magazine or do a reading activity. They are grouped by the suggested grade level but you may do any link that as long as you understand what you are doing. If they don’t work, you may use any website or app that lets you do a reading activity.

NOTE: MANY OF THESE LINKS WILL NOT WORK ON AN IPAD OR PHONE, YOU MUST USE A COMPUTER!

PreK – 1st

Unite for Literacy Books
Pinky Dinky Doo Storybox – create your own story
Rivet – books on a variety of levels, click your level at the top corner
Teach Your Monster to Read 1, 2, and 3 (note: parents can create an account to save student progress)
Scholastic Learn at Home – find the activities for your grade level

2nd and 3rd Grades:

DIGGER AND THE GANGclick on An Invitation to start the story
Big Escape Mysteries – can you solve them?
Rivet – books on a variety of levels, click level at the top corner
Scholastic Learn at Home – find the activities for your grade level

4th and 5th Grades:

Scholastic Learn at Home – find the activities for your grade level
Bible Gateway – spend some time reading God’s word
Big Escape Mysteries – can you solve them?
SCIENCE DETECTIVE – TRAINING ROOM ESCAPE
NEW! Total Darkness – another mystery to solve!

SCS Student Created eBooks (from previous years):

Snowmen Having Fun eBook 2019
3D Crazy Characters eBook 2019
Snowmen Having Fun eBook 2018
3D Crazy Characters eBook 2018
Snowmen Having Fun eBook 2017
3D Crazy Characters eBook 2017

LEAVE A COMMENT WHEN DONE: Older students, when you are done, I would love it if you would leave a comment for me. (You might need to ask a parent or grown-up to help you.) Look up in the top right corner by the title of this post and click on the comments button. Use your FIRST NAME only – no last names, email, or website. Tell me what story/activity you read/did or how you are using technology to help you learn (or just say hello)!

Finally, here is a funny video for you! I was trying to make a video for Reading Month where I was a mystery reader behind a “mask.” It didn’t quite work out like I planned! Enjoy!

I miss you all and I am praying for you! Take care! Miss Bosch

Online Creature and Avatar Makers

This week the second graders worked on their internet navigating skills by exploring a collection of creature and avatar maker links on our Learning Links page. They needed to read directions and use their problem-solving skills to figure out how to construct the characters on each website. Here are some of the sites they explored.

Switch Zoo – create mixed up animals
MakeBadges – design creative avatars
Androidify – make a robot creature
MiniMizer – design a Lego style person
Disney Yourself – make yourself look like a Disney Character
Peanuts – make a Peanuts character that looks like you
You can even make a custom Snoopy at the Peanuts site!
Funko – add many details to your avatar
Cuteki – tiny cute creatures, you can even add your face
Build a Portrait – From Coloring with Leo, build step by step
Star Wars – design your own Star Wars Character
MakeBadges – design creative avatars
DoppelMe – click on features to customize
Avatar Maker – detailed features to design your face
Funko – add many details to your avatar

CREATE CREATURES/AVATARS: (Here are all the links.)

These links and more art/drawing links can be found here: https://sites.google.com/a/southfieldchristian.org/learninglinks/home/art

Kindergarten Click and Drag Practice

Many kindergarten students have a lot of experience with using touch skills on tablets, but limited experience using a computer mouse. Recently, we have been working on developing clicking and dragging skills using some online games. Students are also learning to navigate back and forth through our links on Learning Links and also learning to scroll up and down. Here is what we did during our lesson on Friday.

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Color Game

Students sortted objects by dragging them into the box with the correct color. When they sort all the objects of one color, the objects animate and spin!

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Make a Face

Students drag and drop elements to decorate a face. They had to scroll down to get the game into the center of their screen.

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Castle Constructor

This game is a kid favorite where kids decorate their own castle!

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We used an easy and then a more challenging puzzle game where students needed to be precise with their drag and drop.

Although the students think they are simply having fun playing games, they actually are improving their mouse skills while learning to navigate the internet!

“Growth Mindset” Games for Early Elementary

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This past week the first graders were introduced to some online games that I call “Don’t Give Up Games.” Each of these games has features that require them to work with perseverance to complete tasks or levels that get progressively harder. Students also continued to refine their mouse skills and their ability to navigate websites during this lesson.

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Mouse Control is a game with levels that progressively get harder as students use the mouse to roll over, click, and drag. Students enjoy the funny mouse voice that gives directions for each level.

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Pack a Picnic is a Berenstain Bears game from PBS. Students have to search for objects by clicking on doors, drawers, and containers. Sometimes the objects are hard to find. One student could not find where the cookies were hidden. She returned to the game later in the class, and proudly let me know when she found them hidden in a cookie jar!

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Ballistic Biscuit has been a favorite game with my students throughout the years. Students need to control their mouse to keep their tube from hitting objects in the water. Students never tire of trying over and over to reach the higher levels and get points.

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The Maze game presents the students with harder and harder mazes which they work through by clicking the rocket forward. They have to be very observant and focused to find the correct paths.

This series of online activities is a great way to talk with students about how their skills will grow as they keep practicing and trying. We will be starting to do some keyboarding games next week, and we will draw parallels between these “fun” games and the challenges that beginning keyboarding sometimes presents to early learners.

I keep all of these games and more in this online collection of Learning Links for Early Learners.

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Fifth Grade President Search Links 2017

What are interesting quick facts to research about a president?

Hockenbrocht Answer Garden Link

Voytal Answer Garden Link

 

Use this link to view the PBS 60 Seconds Presidents Videos

Link to 2015 President wiki: http://presidents2015.wikispaces.com/

Link to 2016 President Wiki: http://presidents2016.wikispaces.com/

World Book Encyclopedia Loginsee your teacher for the login and password if needed, then click STUDENT

 

Use these links as part of our assignment:

The White House

George W. Bush wiki page

georgewbush.com

Wikipedia George W. Bush

Ducksters George W. Bush

Britannica Geroge W. Bush

Grooving to Dance Mat Typing



Our second grade students have been working on their keyboarding skills using Dance Mat Typing. They are doing a great job learning to use all their fingers to type! As the students work through the lessons, there are cute animated music videos to help the students learn the letters. I caught this cute moment with two students enjoying the song!

Here are our Keyboarding Learning Links for Dance Mat Typing and other keyboarding games.

Animal Environment Research Links

Use these links to brainstorm ideas about what you would need to know to build a good environment for an animal:

McPheeter’s Class Answer Garden Link

Bricker Class Answer Garden Link

Use these links to research about the environments where animals live:

World Book Encyclopedia Loginsee your teacher for the login and password if needed, then click STUDENT

National Geographic Animals – click on the picture links or type the name of an animal in the search box

Animals A to Z – by location

Animals A to Z – in alphabetical order

Animal Facts

Oakland Zoo Animals – locate by animal group

Detroit Zoo Animal Habitats – click on the links on the left side to go to a habit, then look at the bottom left to see animal links

Arkive – endangered animals, this one is a little harder to read

 

If you cannot find your answer using the links above, here are kid friendly search engines you may use. I will explain how to use this later – please wait to use:

Kid Rex Search Engine

Kiddle Search Engine

Back to School Activities 2015

Here are some links for our back to school activities for Technology Lab (for the first week of school):

Socrative Review Game Link

If needed:

Netsafe Kids

Netsmartz Videos

 

NS Teens Challenge

Netsafe Teens