We were very busy in room 3 in November. Our Aistear theme was 'The Post Office' where everyone got a chance to write and post some letters. We did lots of printing, practising our letter sounds and creating patterns. We have been learning Irish dancing since September and we are getting very good! Take a look at some pictures from our classroom.
Hour of Code
This week, for Computer Science Education Week, we are having great fun learning how to 'code' in our Computer Class.
'Coding' or Computer programming is like giving your computer step by step instructions and telling it what to do. When you do this you can create a game, make an animation, a story and much more.
The people at CODE.ORG have organised a worldwide event known as the 'Hour of Code'. Last year over 100 million students worldwide tried coding in one week. This year, the focus is on getting more girls coding too. We has so much fun last year, we said we'd join in again. After all, in this technological world that is ever advancing, computer programming is becoming a life skill.
Anybody can code
CODE.ORG have developed lots of fun, enjoyable and easy to follow tutorials on their website for beginners to start coding. Celebrities and people in power are endorsing that more schools should teach children how to code and we are quickly seeing the benefits as our problem solving, mathematical and logical skills increase as we figure out how to programme our games and animations. We often work with a partner for coding so we can figure it out together too.
Check out our school Computer Blog to see what activities are suitable for different age groups or go to code.org/learn and choose a suitable coding activity yourself. Some firm favourites in class so far have been the Minecraft, Star Wars, Candy Quest, Frozen and Angry Bird tutorials.
This week in room 7 we have been exploring icebergs. Before we put our ice balls into the basin, we predicted what would happen. Some said that it would float/sink/fizz and others said it would bob up and down and that most of the ice ball will be under the water. We then drew a picture of exactly what we seen. We discovered that most of the iceberg was under the water and you could only see a little bit on top.
Afterwards, we kept one ice ball in water, another ice ball in a basin with no water, another one at the window and poured salt on the 4th one. We predicted which ice ball would melt the quickest. Which do you think would?
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This month we were focusing on our word processing and typing skills in our computer classes with Ms. Edwards.
Classes from 1st upwards learned how to use Microsoft Word.
We typed up poems, diaries, stories, letters and more. We practised our word processing skills such as:
Have a look at our finished pieces below and go to the COMPUTER CLASS BLOG to find out more.
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