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Learning Loops In Coding

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This week we learned about loops in coding. Programmers use loops to repeat. 1B students learned offline, first, then practiced their new skill online. 

Site Word Turkeys

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Site word turkeys! 

1B Loves Coding!

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1B students are enjoying learning how to code! 

Mystery Plants

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Our mystery seeds have grow! 1B scientists made careful observations in their science notebooks. Their observations included a detailed picture, complete with labels, and they wrote three words to describe the plant.

First Online Coding Lesson!

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This week we continued coding and did our first online coding lesson. The students did a great job creating programs to direct the angry bird around the maze!

Geometry - Exploring Squares

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In geometry this week we began talking about squares. The students brainstormed a list of attributes that all squares share including 4 straight sides, 4 corners, and all sides the same length. To explore their ideas they used dot grid paper to create squares. On the paper they connected 4 dots on the page with 4 straight sides, using a ruler. They also used the ruler as a measurement tool to ...

Baker School Convocation

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All 1B students did an amazing job being respectful audience members at this Baker School Convocation! Convocation is a Baker School tradition. At Convocations, the whole school gathers to celebrate the start of the new school year. Dr Brown challenge to all students and teachers is to help others this school year. 1B is excited to have a wonderful year and help others...

Geometry - Same & Different

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In math class this week, we began each lesson by observing some shapes and discussing what is the same and what is different! The whole class thought of really interesting ideas.

Geometry - Exploring Triangles

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This week 1B students thought about, What makes a triangle a triangle? The students brainstormed the different attributes of triangles and concluded that triangles have 3 "points" and 3 straight sides. Teachers then gave them their next challenge: Can you make a triangle by connecting 3 dots? They then went to work in their math journal to explore the challenge. Each student ...

Pollinator Garden

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This week 1B learned about pollination. We made a pollinator garden complete with plants that bees pollinate. Our garden is part of our classroom door!

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