Weekly Assignments:

JAN 6 Last Week!


Choice Day

1) Scratch
2) StoryboardThat
3) BrainPOP Jr.
4) Math Games

MAY 19-JUNE 6


Scratch

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Goal: I will demonstrate my understanding of the basic concepts (how to move, add sound, add repeat blocks) of Scratch by working through the Getting Started packet at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to Scratch
2) We will go through the Getting Started with Scratch packet (located below) to learn the basics.
3) Ask questions/Share your work with your table partner



APRIL 28-MAY 16


Solar System

GOAL: I will have a better understanding of our solar system by using NASA for Kids to complete my solar system graphic organizer at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to: NASA for Kids
2) Answer the questions with your table partner


Storyboard Project

BrainPOP Junior

Goal: I will have a better understanding of the resources available in brainpopjr.com by completing the scavenger hunt at proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Choose a partner from your table to work with
2) Go to brainpopjr.com
3) dpsbrainpop (both username & password)
4) Answer the questions with a partner

GOAL: I will have a better understanding the basics of how to use StoryboardThat by completing a storyboard at a proficient level.

Project
1) Must be at least 6 slides
2) Story must have a beginning, middle, end
3) Story must have a conflict that's resolved

Agenda:
1) go to StoryboardTHAT
2) complete the steps on the worksheet to create a storyboard.

Choice Day


Agenda:
1) Finish your Thinglink author study
email: steckstudents3@gmail.com
password: steck276
3) Create a lego building using Build with Chrome
4) Explore BrainPop Junior (username: dpsbrainpop; password: dpsbrainpop)
5) Check out a book

MAR 17-APRIL 11


Author Study: Allen Say

ThingLink Project:
1) Title: Your Name + Name of Allen Say's book you read
2) Image of Allen Say
3) Include AT LEAST 10 tags (image of book, characters, setting, problem, solution, beginning, middle, end, overall theme/message/moral)

GOAL: I will demonstrate my understanding of ThingLink's basic functions by finding images, uploading images, and creating links at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to ThingLink
2) Click "Log In" (top right corner)
email: steckstudents3@gmail.com
password: steck276
3) Follow the direction on your table to complete a ThingLink

GOAL: I will have a better understanding of Allen Say's background, early life, and his works by completing the Allen Say graphic novel at a proficient level.

Helpful websites:
-http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/allen-say
-http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/authors/allensay/author.shtml
-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Say



Agenda:
1) Look through websites above
2) Answer questions in Graphic Organizer with a partner
3) If you finish:
Math Games-Dance Mat Typing

MAR 10-14


State Research

Agenda:
1) Finish your State
2) Choose another state
3) When finished:
-Math Games
-Dance Mat Typing

Goal: I will demonstrate my understanding of my state by researching it using CultureGrams at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to LION database
2) Go to CultureGrams: State Edition
3) Choose a state you'd like to research
4) Complete the graphic organizer

MAR 3-7


Goal: I will demonstrate my ability to use home row typing position by typing at least 10 words per minute.

Agenda:
1) Finish Glogster Math Project
2) Typing Lessons:
Dance Mat Typing--complete lessons 1-4
Power Typing -- your goal is to type 15 words per minute
3) Book Checkout

FEB 10-28


Glogster Math Project


Goal: I will take pictures of my math problems and add them into a new Glogster poster at a proficient level.

When you finish your project:
Dance Mat Typing
Power Typing

Agenda:
1) Create a page in your notebook showing the different ways to solve a multiplication problem.
2) Open PhotoBooth
3) Take pictures of your notebook
4) Upload to Glogster (look at your worksheet)

Goal: I will learn the basics of Glogster, an online poster creator, to show students how complete math problems at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) go to GLOGSTER
2) Click "Log In with Google"
3) Log In Info
email: steckstudents3@gmail.com
password: steck276
4) Complete worksheet & create a Glogster about your interests



JAN 7-FEB 7


Choice Day

Goal: I will demonstrate my ability to find useful information by using a database and printed materials to find information about the Winter Olympics at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Finish the Electricity Project (scroll down)
2) Find information about the Winter Olympics
-go to World Almanac for Kids
-In the search box, type "winter olympics"
-Click on "2014 Winter Olympics" & answer the questions on your sheet
3) Create a Prezi on the Winter Olympics
-5 slides
-5 pictures
-Include the information you found in your research
-What events are you most excited about & why?

Electricity Project

Goal: I will have a better understanding of my scientist by completing research at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Research your Scientist
2) Helpful Sites:
EIA for Kids
World Almanacs for Kids
PebbleGO Biographies
3)Prezi Presentation:
Frame #1: Name of your scientist w/ picture
Frame #2: Explain who your scientist was (include pictures)
Frame #3: Explain what they did.
Frame #4: Explain how it changed the world

Goal: I will have a better understanding of the basic functions of Prezi by completing a presentation at a proficient level.

PREZI
click Log In:

steckstudents3@gmail.com
steck276

Helpful PREZI videos:
Getting Started
Edit Your Path
Edit Mode vs Present Mode

Agenda:
1) Intro to Prezi
3) Work on Presentation:
-presentation about yourself
-include your interests, hobbies, things you like
-Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 20 years?



GOAL: I will learn the basics of keyboarding by completing the first 4 sessions of Dance Mat Typing at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to Dance Mat Typing
2) Complete sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
3) if finished, go to Type Rocket
or go to Keyboarding Games

DEC 2-20

Google Drive

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How to find your picture in Google
Drive & put it in your document:

1) Find your picture
2) Click & drag picture to your desktop
(your background)
3) Add it to your Word Document
-hold control & click on picture of the dog
-choose "Change picture"
-find the picture of your room
How to turn your "Room Document" in:


1) In our 3rd grade Google Drive, click on
orange, upload button (next to create)
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2) Click "Files..."

3) Search for your document in the search bar
(top right corner) by typing in the name of your document

4) Double-click your document



DEC 9-13: Computer Science Week


Goal: I will learn the basics of coding by completing the beginner's exercises at a proficient level.

Agenda:
1) Go to: www.code.org
2) click START (orange button)
3) click GO (orange button)


DEC 2-20


Steck Visitor's Guide

Goal: I will create a visitor's guide to Steck using pictures, a caption, and a paragraph to welcome visitors to the building.

Agenda:

1) Open Word (the blue W on the dock)

2) In the Word Document Gallery, click on "Flyers" (left side of the page)

3) Click on "Lost or Found Flyer"

4) We will change the all the pictures and words--no more sad doggies :-(



OCT 28-NOV 22

Insects Project


Goal: I will record my research on my insect using trusted websites to understand the life cycle of my organism.

Helpful websites:

PebbleGO

Searchasaurus

Britannica Elementary

World Almanac for Kids

Bug Life Cycle

Insect Life Cycle

Spider Information


Vocab:
1) egg
2) larva
3) pupa
4) molting OR molt


OCT 16-25

PhotoPeach Project


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Project Objective: I will create a picture book illustrating and narrating my narrative essay (from Ms. McCrae's class) by downloading pictures and creating text from my summary in PhotoPeach while receiving at least a 3 on the PhotoPeach rubric.

Steps to complete project:
1) Download all pictures (use Google images)
2) Complete graphic organizer (attached below)
3) Collaborate with your table to explain how your pictures match your narrative
4) Upload photos to PhotoPeach (Go here to find out how)
5) Add text to PhotoPeach
6) Have a partner check to make sure you've earned a 3




OCT 7-11


Objective: I will collaborate with a partner to effectively find information using Britannica Elementary to learn about research and databases while scoring a 3 on the group work rubric.

Agenda:
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2) Click on Britannica Elementary
3) Choose the topic you would like to research.
4) Work with a partner to find examples
5) Share your examples with your table; write down what others share with you


SEPT 30- OCT 4

Objective: I will create a picture book using Photo Peachthat illustrates my narrative written in Ms. McCrae's class and score at least a 3 on the PhotoPeach rubric.

Agenda:
  • Introduction to PhotoPeach
  • Download picture for narrative


SEPT 23-27

Objective: I will have a better understanding of the technological concepts of BrainPOPjr by collaborating with my table group to earn at least a 3 on the brainpop jr graphic organizer.

Agenda:
  • BrainPOP login: dpsbrainpop (both username & password)
  • Explore games/activities & explain what you find
  • Share your findings with group


SEPT 16-20

Objective: I will use Tumblebooks to discover a new book and use the sentence starters to explain why I like the book and why I would recommend it while earning a 3 on the assignment.

Agenda:
  • Intro to Tumblebooks
  • Sentence Starters
  • Exploration

SEPT 9-13

Objective: I will have a better understanding of the checkout procedures by using the LION cub to locate a book and check it out.

Agenda:
  • LION cub
  • Checkout procedures
  • book checkout


SEPT 2-6


Objective: I will have a better understanding of how the LION online database will assist me in the research process by completing the scavenger hunt graphic organizer while earning at least a 3 on the assignment.

Agenda:
  • Intro to LION
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Vocab: database

AUGUST 26-30

Objective: I will have a better understanding of the library & lab expectations by collaborating with my table group to create the social contract.

Agenda:
  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops
  • If time... visit TuxPaint
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up