We continued to investigate sound. To discover the link between length and sound, we played a range of instruments including boomwhackers, a ukulele, a piano, xylophones, and pipes. Many thanks to Ms. Moy and Mrs. Meyers for their help with this work. Even Dr. Brown joined in the fun!
1R coders learned the term, debugging, and had a chance to debug some programs. It was fun to have Patsy the Programming Pig and Hero Bear on hand to learn alongside us!
We loved meeting our 5th grade buddies. We discovered that we had lots of things in common!
We loved joining with the Baker School community to celebrate the beginning of our school year. We brought along Hero Bear to participate in this important tradition.
We used pattern blocks to make and break figures. 1R mathematicians made a range of figures composed of smaller ones.
1R scientists investigated vibrations. We saw vibrations using rubber bands, tuning forks, and even combs! We are learning the connection between vibrations and sounds.
1R scientists investigated the vibrations made by sounds. 1st graders used their voices, wax paper, a ballon and music to feel vibrations!
1R students wrote their first programs! We learned that programs are algorithms for computers, and were excited to start learning to code. The first graders wrote programs that moved a character through a grid to reach a goal. This exercise was similar to our offline game: Move It, Move It!
1R students created algorithms to plant seeds. We learned from our coding work that an algorithm is a list of steps to do a job. In this case, we glued the steps for planting seeds into our science notebooks and will follow them to plant our mystery seeds!
1R mathematicians investigated the question: If you connect any three dots, will you always make a triangle? Students drew triangles of every size in their math notebooks as they worked through this challenge.