For a short STEM time today, students explored shapes, colors, patterns and symmetry by creating flat or 3D structures from their LEGO LearnToLearn kits. Here are a few of their designs.
Today students presented their data projects. After coming up with a survey question, students polled the students. Then they had to figure out what categories to sort their data by in order to present their date the best way. Today the students presented to the class their findings.
Today Ms. Huneycutt greeted us NOT through a Morning Message, but with a talking avatar of a dog! Then we got to try out this Text-to-Speech tool at SitePal. It was so cool! Each student made their own avatar and wrote something about themselves. Then they selected a voice, and changed the pitch and speed of the voice. Check out our creations on our Digital Learning Day page!
Then students visited the NetSmartzKids page and in pairs played Router's Birthday Surprise, an interactive adventure that teaches students about internet and personal safety. After earning 5 badges, students earned their NetSmartz certificate.
To cap of Kindness Week students were invited to be crazy kind with crazy hair.
Today was our second field trip of the year was to Amazement Square in Lynchburg and it was truly AMAZING! Our kids were so psyched to go after we completed a WebQuest yesterday in class so they could narrow down their free choice exploration time to the things they really wanted to do. We were guided through the Native American exhibit, explored the many hands-on exhibits, and had free time playing on the 4+ story climbing tower. So cool!