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Observing Crickets

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1R scientists were excited to observe our class crickets.  We looked carefully and drew what we saw in our science notebooks.  We also wrote about one of our observations alongside a new question we have.

Evacuation Drill a Succcess

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Baker School did an incredible job with the evacuation practice.  We were proud to participate alongside our fellow bulldogs!

More Sound Investigations

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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!


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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!

5Kar Buddies

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We loved meeting our 5th grade buddies.  We discovered that we had lots of things in common!

1R Celebrates Convocation

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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.

Making and Breaking Figures

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We used pattern blocks to make and break figures.  1R mathematicians made a range of figures composed of smaller ones.

Seeing Vibrations

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1R scientists investigated vibrations.  We saw vibrations using rubber bands, tuning forks, and even combs!  We are learning the connection between vibrations and sounds.

Feeling Vibrations

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1R scientists investigated the vibrations made by sounds. 1st graders used their voices, wax paper, a ballon and music to feel vibrations!

Writing Our First Programs

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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!