Over the course of six weeks, third grade students worked on the CityX project, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the library, art, and engineering. Students were challenged to pick a problem faced by a resident of CityX, an imaginary planet settled by humans. They then had to come up with an original idea, sketch their invention, turn it into a clay model, and finally, use Tinkercad to create a 3D model. Their inventions were then printed by Mrs. Lamere and Mrs. McCann using the new 3D printers in the Engineering Room. We wrapped up with a parent showcase, but students are also working with Ms. Bery to record themselves talking about their inventions.
Mrs. Niemierko's Class CityX Projects
Mrs. Grady's Class CityX Projects
Mrs. King's Class CityX Projects
Mrs. Morris' Class CityX Projects
This fall, second grade students learned how to use KidPix on the laptops and then created original illustrations to share the things they care about or enjoy. They then worked with Ms. Bery to record themselves talking about their illustrations using Explain Everything.
Over the course of many weeks, first graders talked about the parts of a story arc - beginning, middle, and end, and identified each part in read-alouds done by Ms. Bery. Next, they learned how to use Scratch Jr., a free coding app on the iPad. They used Scratch Jr. to create their own original stories. Here are their final projects!
Mrs. Gerade's Class
Ms. Horgan's Class
Mrs. Graham's Class
Our wonderful kindergarten students spent several weeks learning different nursery rhymes during their library class. We practiced singing the songs and identifying rhyming words, then students illustrated a line from a nursery rhyme. Their illustrations were then put together using the Book Creator app to combine their voices with their images. Check out their nursery rhyme books!
Kindergartners share what they've learned about local animals!
2nd graders at CPS learned how to use KidPix to create digital images representing the things they love, then recorded themselves in Explain Everything on the iPad to share what their pictures mean. Check out their projects!