We are using the following free computer programming apps in class. This provides excellent practice and reinforcement of the activities we are doing in the STEAM Studio. Click on the images below to learn more about each program.
Grades K – 2 “Scratch Jr.”
Grade 4 – “Tynker”
Our fifth grade students concluded the Infection Detection unit by presenting their graphic organizers to the class. We had some special visitors from the Hudsonville School District as well as the ISD during Mrs. Ball’s class. They represented Georgetown well!
Our fourth grade students spent several classes designing their own reaction test for patients with concussions. They used their knowledge from the previous coding lessons to design their very own game. It took a lot of trial and error, as well as debugging to create the game. It was a great real world connection to the type of work done by the creators of our favorite video games!
Third grade classes are now beginning their computer science unit. In their first activity, each group had a function to run as part of a larger computer program. After reviewing the part of speech, the class carried out their part of the program in order to complete the fill-in story. The stories were really funny!
Our second grade students are beginning their computer science unit by playing the game Rosie’s Runtime. The objective is to get Rosie through the game board obstacles, the puddles and she had to pick up her bones. The students worked as a team to put coding cards in order and then acted out the game.