We are loving learning! So many new library experiences in our new year!
See the Red Clover nominees for this school year. After hearing the ten books, students will vote for their favorite in April. So far we have read Penguin Problems and have learned how to code our robot Beebot (dressed as a Penguin!) to move from the beginning, to the middle, to the end of the story. Beebot does this while going around the obstacles that represent Penguin's problems in the story! We try to turn our "penguin problems" into "walrus wows" using positive self-talk!
Next, we have started to learn about a special detective, Agent IIM, called a researcher! Agent IIM uses a seven step process to investigate the answer to a question or the solution to a problem by finding the facts...and just the facts! We have used our second Red Clover book, Otters Love to Play, to find facts to answer our research question:One of our big discoveries has been that river otters don't hibernate. They continue to play and grow throughout the winter!
We are also continuing to practice programming robots with small groups of students so that they may become experts. As experts, they will be able to teach their class what they have learned and provide the opportunity for everyone to work with Dot and Dash!
We continue to strengthen our thinking by choosing great books to read and sharing them with friends!
....and are attempting to break records with our grade level design challenges!
Students have also begun to turn in their Reading is an Investment Reading Logs! We have the envelope in the library ready to be filled! Bring in your reading logs as soon as you complete them!