Welcome to Technology Class!
In second grade, we are researching artists and composers. The students are learning about job applications and trying to get their artist and composer hired for the job!
Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Scott Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jacques Offenbach, and Peter Tchaikovsky
Artists: Vincent van Gogh, George Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Marc Chagall, Ernie Barnes, and Dorothy Strait
Third grade will be looking at fractured fairy tales. We will be answering the following questions:
- What is a fractured fairy tale?
- What is different in a fractured fairy tale? Who tells the story?
- Who do you feel bad for in the traditional version? Why do you feel that way?
- Did your feelings change about the character in any of these stories?
Working together with Mrs. O’Connor, third grade will be creating their own fractured fairy tale and putting on a fractured fairy tale play.
Fourth grade is learning the basics of coding using the website, https://code.org/. We are starting with Course 2. In this course students will create programs to solve problems and develop interactive games or stories they can share.
Fifth grade is working on an Endangered Species Buncee presentation. Students have chosen an endangered species of their choice and will research the following subtopics: SURVIVAL STATUS, ANATOMY, DIET, HABITAT, LIFE CYCLE, BEHAVIOR, ENEMIES DEFENSE, THREATS, & CONSERVATION. Students will add graphics, music, and video to enhance their Buncee presentation.
Sixth grade is finishing their research and Glogster posters on a Great American Hero. Students will be able to give a definition of the word hero in their own words by incorporating character traits about their hero. The students must type an introduction and a conclusion in Google Docs as well as a biography of the websites they used to find their information. Students will add text, images, video, and music to their Glog. Students are in the process of presenting their projects to the class.
Seventh grade is CODING using https://code.org Students will learn to create programs with different kinds of loops, events, functions, and conditions, and write algorithms for everyday tasks. The students will investigate different problem-solving techniques, discuss societal impacts of computing and the Internet, and learn about the different transmission methods.
This unit will guide the students to create a lemonade business. The students will have to write a business plan, create an income statement, promote their lemonade business, and have a lemonade stand in the school yard. 8th grade will learn how to run an effective lemonade business. They will take the money that they earn and donate it to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Check out Where the Money Goes and be part of the national movement to cure childhood cancer one cup at a time! The students will learn that all of us can make a difference!
EXTRA HELP EVERY THURSDAY
11:25 - 11:55 AM
Any questions, please email Mrs. Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org