Wow, it’s February already! Our pandas are continuing to have fun while learning in our Media Lab. Kinders have practiced their spelling and reading. Recently, first graders typed their “Winter Wonder” project. Second graders are currently writing their own newspaper articles. Third graders have completed their Microsoft Word “Moon” project. Our fourth graders have learned how to write a storyboard, film a short video, and edit their video. Using GarageBand, our fifth graders have created some awesome music which we can now use for our news station, KRBW.
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Until next time,
Ms. Kathy and her amazing students!
Happy New Year everyone!
Here’s the latest scoop from room 6:
Our 5th graders have been working on making videos online, making avatars and trying to pass their typing tests! Our 4th graders are finishing their scripts for their iVIE videos and some groups have also started filming. Third graders have been working on a new Microsoft Word activity. This month, our 2nd graders created their own “I Have a Dream” project. I hope 2nd grade parents get a chance to see what their child has written, they were all so inspiring! First graders made their own snowflakes online and will also be working on Microsoft Word later this month. Recently, kindergarteners learned how to sign “My name is” and then finger-spelled their own name. Some of them also practiced signing “What is your name?”
All students at Benchley-Weinberger participated in the Hour of Code and our students were amazing!
I have encouraged all of our students to practice their keyboarding at home whenever possible. Two good sites are “BBC’s Dance Mat Typing” and the “Typing Club”. Kinders can go to Keyboard Zoo which you can find on ABCya.com.
Thank you for stopping by,
Ms. Kathy and her marvelous students!
Classes have started to visit the Media Lab. I will post what we have been up to very soon. Meanwhile, please have your kiddos practice their typing skills. For grades 1-5, they can go to BBC Dance Mat Typing. It is one of the best sites for finger placement, etc. I will soon show the kinders a couple of sites they can use to practice.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Ms. Kathy and her Marvelous Media Lab students!