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Online Learning Week 3 (4/6) for K – 5: Virtual Vacation

Hello Everyone! I have missed you and am praying for you every day!

NOTE TO PARENTS: you will need to help your child find an appropriate tool that matches your available technology for the project for this week.

I hope everyone had a good break last week. Since we were not able to go on a trip, this week’s assignment is to create a “Virtual Vacation” to go anywhere in the world! Use an iPad, phone, or computer to draw, type, build, or make a video about an imaginary vacation you wish you could take. Suggested apps, software, or websites are listed below by grade level, but any digital option that you have available is fine!

K – 1st Drawing Apps:

  • Hello Crayon ( was used with K students)
  • Draw and Tell( was used with K students)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app. It is the same as the software that we use in technology class. If you have an iPad, it might be worth the cost as a familiar way for students to do technology activities at home.)

K – 2nd Drawing Websites: (NOTE: drawing with a mouse might be tricky for kindergarten students)

2nd – 5th Drawing Apps:

  • Sketches School
  • Drawing Box Free
  • Drawing Pad (NOTE: this is a paid app that was used in 2nd grade, so students would be familiar with using it.)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app, it is the same as the software that we use in technology class, so would be familiar for students to use.)

3rd – 5th Drawing Websites:

1ST – 2ND TYPE A STORY (NOTE: 1st grade was just starting to work on keyboarding, so this might be a bit tricky for them.)

  • My Storybook – create a book online (NOTE: parents may take a photo or screenshot of the project or create an account to save/share projects)
  • KidPix5(NOTE: this is a paid app, it is the same as the software that we use in technology class, so would be familiar for students to use.)
  • You could also type a story using any word processing program.

3RD – 5TH TYPE A STORY/BOOK:

  • Use Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, or Google Docs on a computer or iPad (see an adult for help to find these tools to use)
  • My Storybook – create a book online (NOTE: parents may take a photo or screenshot of the project or create an account to save/share projects)
  • Book Creator App(NOTE: this is a paid app – wonderful options for book building and creativity!)

BUILD: If you use Minecraft or Roblox, build the place you would like to go on vacation!

VIDEO: Work with your parents or brothers and sisters to make a video pretending you are on a vacation. Use a phone or iPad. If you want, use iMovie or a similar app to edit your clips together. Here are a few funny examples that some other people have made about an imaginary trip to Disney World:

When you finish your project, leave a comment telling me what project you did and how you made it.

OPTIONAL: Your parents may email the project or a photo of it to me if they wish! I would love to see what you did! Send your email to kbosch@southfieldchristian.org.

Good luck and have fun! Let me know if you have any questions!

4th Grade Book Snap Video Tutorials

Watch these videos to help you with each part of this project:

Third Grade Autobiographies 2018

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This week the 3rd graders finished their autobiography stories and illustrations that they made using KidPix software. In this lesson, the students:

  • saved and opened a file
  • used the paint bucket to fill the background
  • created a text box
  • typed their autobiography
  • used a variety of drawing tools to illustrate their story
  • used the undo button to correct mistakes

It was great to see that the third graders can type longer stories in one sitting and also can move easily between multiple tools in KidPix. Here are their autobiographies (click on them to enlarge):

Field Day 2017

Yesterday, I had a lot of fun taking photos during Field Day. I thought I’d post a gallery of some of my favorite photos from the event. You can see how much fun the students had during this annual event! Thanks again to Mrs. LaFata for all her efforts to make a memorable day for our students!

Vote for Southfield Christian to win Two 3D Printers!

Here is a fantastic opportunity for our school to win two 3D printers from Dremel. There is NO LOGIN REQUIRED to vote! Click the link below, then click vote. Look for Southfield Christian, then check the box to vote for us. Here is the link:

Link to Vote for Southfield Christian

You can vote once a day on each device that you own through December 26. Dremel will be giving these away to the schools that get the most votes!

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Thanks for your help! We’d appreciated it if you would share with others to vote for our school!

 

 

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Memory Match with PreK

This week the pre-K students to used the Memory Match app during iPad time. You can see they are concentrating so intently that I could not even get most of them to look up and smile at the camera! This app is a fun way to build thinking skills as well as learn new vocabulary words.

Can You Draw? First Grade Mouse Practice

Using a mouse is a challenging skill to learn! Because many families use tablets with young students these days, many students have never used a mouse before coming to the computer lab. We do a variety of “games” to practice using the mouse to improve their fine motor control and to learn to click between buttons on the screen. On Friday the first grade students played the “Can You Draw?” game. (We use KidPix software for many of lessons for early learners.)

Can you draw a red dog with a blue hat?

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Can you draw a green cat with a purple umbrella?

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Can you draw a yellow car with blue wheels?

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Photo Booth Fun

The fourth and fifth grade classes had a blast today using our WebCams and Photo Booth to take pictures of themselves. Students will be using these photos in Comic Life pages that we will be completing next week. These activities will be a good review of skills such as working between multiple windows, opening and saving files, and using a variety of text and filter tools.   

    
    
    
   

Minecrafting Summer Reading Places

        

Third Grade Wax Museum Signs

The third graders did an amazing job on their Michigan Wax Museum presentations. I hope you noticed the beautiful signs that they created using Print Shop in the computer lab to be a part of their displays

   
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