1st Grade Computers:

June 13th:

June 6th:

  • 5th Grade Math Game Testing
    • Dragon Addition Game
    • Scratch Studio
      • Math Addition Madness
      • Jumping Into Math
      • Adding Together
      • Math World - Where is My Brother?
      • Polar Arithmetic - 1st Grade Games
      • Arithmetic Adventure

June 1st:

  • Whole Class: Drawing shapes in Scratch
    • How to connect code to make a square
    • Let's find some patterns & see how to make a loop
    • Which block to use to change the size
  • Sign in to Scratch and work on your Drawing Shapes in Scratch project:
    • Change the Name of the project - Shapes by Your Name
    • Draw a square
    • Change the code to draw a square in a loop
    • Can you change the color of the square?
    • Can you change the width of the lines?
    • Can you add a new sprite and have it draw a triangle, a pentagon, or an octagon OR can you draw a triangle on top of your square so it looks like a house with a roof?

May 30th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Have students tell me how to draw a square on the board.
    • Demonstrate how to remix a project in Scratch.
  • Draw a Square in Scratch.
    • See inside and click the remix button
    • Can you connect the code to draw a square

May 25th:

  • Sign in to Scratch and finish or fix your All About Me project: Cambria, Jesse, Tyler, Logan, Daniel, Esteban
  • Help the fuzzFamily in Kodable OR ABCMouse - Learning Path OR Draw a Picture in Tux Paint

May 23rd:

  • Whole Class: How to share project & add to studio
  • Sign in to Scratch and finish your All About Me project

May 11th - 18th:

  • Whole Class: Adding Code to your All About Me
  • Sign in to Scratch and:
    • Finish drawing you.
    • Add a background to your project that is something about you.
    • Add 3 other sprites that tell something about you - you can draw these or use existing sprites.
    • Have the sprite that is you introduce yourself with your name and how old you are. Also, tell why you have the background you do.
    • Have each of the other sprites explain why they are in the project when you click on them.

May 9th:

  • Whole Class: Scratch Reminders
    • Drawing Sprites
    • Getting a Background
    • How to use Say blocks
  • Sign in to Scratch and:
    • Finish drawing you
    • Add a background to your project that is something about you
    • Add 3 other sprites that tell something about you - you can draw these or use existing sprites
    • Have the sprite that is you introduce yourself with your name and how old you are. Also, tell why you have the background you do.

May 4th:

  • Whole Class: How to draw a sprite in Scratch
  • Sign in to Scratch and click the Create Button:
    • Name your project All About YourFirstName
    • Draw YOU!

May 2nd:

  • Whole Class: How to Favorite or Love projects on Scratch
  • Go to the 2016-2017 1st Grade Studio and Love and/or Favorite the projects you like best!
  • Finish your Easter picture in Tux Paint, if not done
  • Done? Help the fuzzFamily in Kodable OR ABCMouse - Learning Path

April 25th & 27th:

  • Whole Class: How Gallery Walk will work
  • Ocean Scene Gallery Walk:
    • Sign in to Scratch and open your Ocean Scene project full screen.
    • Write your name on a post-it and attach it to the bottom or your monitor.
    • Take down your headphones and put them by your keyboard so your classmates can easily use them and stand up.
    • Visit each Ocean Scene and leave a post-it comment for your classmates. If you think they can improve something it's okay to say so but be nice.

April 6th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Read Holidays: Easter
    • Reminders on Tux Paint: drawing shapes, where to find grass
  • Draw an Easter picture in Tux Paint

March 28th & April 4th:

  • Whole Class: Reminders for your Ocean Scene
    • If you recolor a sprite, color it a "real" color
    • Don't have every fish or sea creature move at the same speed. Think about how fast something might move.
    • Animating the crab
    • Adding bubble sounds
  • Sign in to Scratch and work on your Ocean Scene project
  • Done? Help the fuzzFamily in Kodable OR ABCMouse - Learning Path

March 23rd:

  • Whole Class: Reminders on signing in to Scratch
  • Sign in to Scratch and work on your Ocean Scene project

March 21st:

March 9th & 14th:

March 2nd & 7th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Review how to Move Forever
    • Review how to add a background in Scratch
    • Review how to make a sprite spin
    • Review how to edit a sprite
  • Sign in to Scratch:
    • Finish Move Forever
    • Spinning Name

February 28th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Introduction to Scratch
    • How to make a sprite move forever
      • Event
      • Algorithm
      • Loop
  • Sign in to Scratch & see what you can create!

February 23rd:

February 21st:

January 31st - February 16th:

January 24th & 26th:

  • Whole Class: Reminders on Penguin Math Book
  • Go to Google Classroom, and finish your Penguin Math Book
  • Done? ABCMouse - Learning Path OR Help the fuzzFamily in Kodable

January 17th:

  • Whole Class: Reminders on how to use Seesaw on the computer
  • Go to Seesaw and add your penguin picture
  • Done? ABCMouse - Learning Path OR Help the fuzzFamily in Kodable

January 10th & 12th:

  • Whole Class: Reminder on how to open picture in Tux Paint
  • Finish penguin picture in Tux Paint
  • Done?

January 5th:

  • Whole Class: What do our Penguin Glyphs tell us?
  • Whole Class: "If You Were a Penguin"
  • Draw a picture of a penguin in Tux Paint
  • Help the fuzzFamily in Kodable

January 3rd:

December 15th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Binary
  • Make Binary Ornaments
  • Help the fuzzFamily in Kodable

December 13th:

December 8th:

  • Whole Class: What is a Robot?
  • Whole Class: Re-introduction to Bee-Bot & Robot Mouse
  • Coding with Bee-Bot & Robot Mouse

December 6th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Review Terminology
    • Look at Bits & Bricks
  • How far can you get in Bits & Bricks

December 1st:

November 29th:

  • Whole Class: Re-introduction to Kodable and the fuzzFamily
  • Kaelyn, Sophia, Tyler: Finish thankful picture in Tux Paint.
  • Help the fuzzFamily in Kodable

November 22nd:

  • Draw what you are thankful for in Tux Paint
  • Done with your picture? Go to Google Classroom, add your picture to the class Thankful Book, and complete your sentence.
  • Done? ABCYa! First Grade or Thanksgiving Games:
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November 15th & 17th:

  • Whole Class: The Thankful Book
  • If your Pixel Art picture is not done, go to Google Classroom and create your own Pixel Art picture and turn in when done
  • Draw what you are thankful for in Tux Paint
  • Done with your picture? Go to Google Classroom, add your picture to the class Thankful Book, and complete your sentence.

November 7th & 10th:

  • Whole Class: Review how to complete Pixel Art pictures
  • Go to Google Classroom and create your own Pixel Art picture and turn in when done
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November 3rd:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Pixel Art and the Pixel Art Template
  • Go to Google Classroom and create your own Pixel Art picture

November 1st:

  • Whole Class: Keyboarding Hands & Introduction to Key Seeker
  • Key Seeker
  • If not done, finish Jack-o-Lantern picture in Tux Paint
  • Done? ABCya! 1st Grade

October 27th:

  • Complete 2nd Grade Halloween Costume Survey (First Names ONLY)
  • Finish your Jack-o-Lantern in Tux Paint - remember this needs to be a whole scene, not just a jack-o-lantern!
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October 25th:

  • Whole Class: Your Brain is Like a Muscle
    • Why does Mojo want to leave school? Can you sometimes relate to how Mojo is feeling?
    • What does Katie say to Mojo to convince him not to leave?
    • Do you think Mojo can become smarter? Why or why not?
    • Do you ever feel frustrated by something in school? Can you see how you could become better at it? How?
  • Whole Class: The Magic of Mistakes
    • What does the quote from the video, "mistakes can make you smarter" mean to you?
    • How can we learn from our mistakes? Think about the Spaghetti/Marshmallow Challenge. What could or did you do if your structure wasn't working?
    • If you were building a robot and kept "failing,” what would you do?
    • If you could do the Spaghetti/Marshmallow Challenge again, do you think you could make a taller structure? Why or why not?
  • Whole Class: Check out Self-Portraits
  • Draw a Jack-o-Lantern in Tux Paint
  • Try Keyboarding Zoo at ABCya!
  • Done? ABCya! 1st Grade

October 20th:

October 13th & 18th:

October 11th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Reviewing signing in and signing out of Google Classroom
    • Review:
      • How to open the Self-Portraits Presentation
      • How to edit the Self-Portraits Presentation
      • How to turn in the assignment by clicking on the Mark as Done button
  • Go to Google Classroom and
    • Practice signing in and signing out
    • Open the Google Slides attached to Assignment 001
    • Finish your sentences about your self-portrait and close Google Slides
    • Click the Mark as Done button on the assignment
    • Sign out of Google Classroom

October 6th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Passwords
    • Introduction to Google Classroom
    • How to open the Self-Portraits Presentation
  • Go to Google Classroom and:
    • Open the Google Slides attached to Assignment 001
    • Finish your sentences about your self-portrait and close Google Slides
    • Click the Mark as Done button on the assignment
    • Sign out of Google Classroom

October 4th:

  • Whole Class: How to use Seesaw on the computer
  • Go to Seesaw and add a post about your self-portrait
  • Try Keyboarding Zoo at ABCya!

September 27th & 29th:

September 20th & 22nd:

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September 15th:

  • Whole Class: How to open your self-portrait
  • Finish your self-portrait in Tux Paint
  • Done? Try out some activities on ABCya! 1st Grade

September 13th:

  • Whole Class: Review tools in Tux Paint - paint brush, fill bucket, shape drawing
  • Draw a head & shoulders self-portrait
  • Free draw or more Minimouse, if done

September 8th:

  • Whole Class: Review Class Rules
  • Whole Class: Review how to hold a mouse, clicking, double clicking, and clicking & dragging
  • Whole Class: Review how to get to wiki, open a website from the wiki, and how to close a tab and the browser
  • Mouse practice on Minimouse.