Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Our Last Blog Post for 2014

A few lasts actually: It's also the last post as Middle S for this group of students and the last post as MIDDLE S as Ms Scott moves to grade 5/6...Stay tuned to a revamped blog in 2015...
In the meantime, here are the future grade 4/5's of Middle S reflecting on their year and some of the things they have learnt...

Natasha – this year I learnt more about Maths and Inquiry. For Maths I learnt how to do division and for Inquiry I learnt how to get lots of specific information from the Internet
Grace – I learnt more about doing presentations. Before I didn’t know how to gather as much information
Lachie – I think my first year at my new school was better than my other school, because I learnt more stuff here like Genius Hour and Inquiry. I did more specific things like the Greta Barrier Reef. I’m looking forward to my new class next year and I hope I fit in
Jake – I really enjoyed this year of school, because it helped me to be a better student, instead of being silly. I just stopped.
Jack – I learnt about times tables and time and how to search up quite a lot of information
Natalia – This year I learnt how to do division and how to tell time. I practised this more at home.
Jenny – I made new friends and I hung out different people and I learnt more about Maths and division. I thought this year was the best year so far.
James – This year I learnt how to tell time and giving better feedback from Miss Liels (our student teaching).
Angelo – This is probably one of the best years I’ve had because we got Chromebooks and I liked having Ms Scott as my teacher and I got my pen licence
Jamie – I thought this year was awesome, being my last year at school. I learnt a lot this year in writing and new ways to share my learnings. Also, getting Chromebooks and my pen licence was amazing
Cooper – This year I thought that it was a really fun year, because of being with most of my friends and meeting new friends who I now hang out with. I’m also really happy that I got my pen licence this year and my Chromebook. Term 3 was a sad term because Adol left. It was a really good year because last year I was really excited to become a year 4 and have Ms Scott as a teacher. We also had Miss Liels as a student teacher and she was really good with Inquiry and Maths, reading and writing. We also learnt how to do a lot of really good behaviour management
Riley – At the start of this year I was really looking forward to being a grade 4 and having Ms Scott as a teacher and this was one of my better years cos I learnt a lot more than usual
Jacob – I was happy that I was going into year 4 at a new school. I thought it was a good year cos I had a new teacher (a strict teacher) so I don’t muck around in class.
Molly – It was a hard year in a fun way. I learnt lots of things that I probably would have learnt otherwise. I really liked class parties and playing with my friends. I love genius hour, because I get to learn things that I never think about. I think I’ll do it at home some times.
Ryan – I liked this year because a different year and this year was probably one of my favourite years cos I learnt how to use computers more and how to use a Chromebook. I learnt more about Maths, especially problems.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Hour of Code

Yesterday, Middle S did an Hour of Code on the website http://code.org/ This was our way of taking part in Computer Science Education Week. Below are some of our reflections on the hour :

  • Its really good because its fun and don’t really know you’re learning stuff but you are, like sharing your creative skills - Jamie
  • I think some of these games are really hard like one I can’t move to the objective - Lachie
  • I like when you start to make the game its easy to do and you can add in objectives and backgrounds - Jackson
  • I thought its really cool and its a fun way of learning computer skills - Cooper
  • I like how you can make your own games and share it with people - Jack C
  • I thought it was really interesting because it was active and fun - Jake
  • I think its really good because you work on your computer skills and learn more than you think you do - Natasha
  • You get to learn new things on the computer that you didn’t know. With all the games they teach you new things. I’m on a game called tynker and its with a dragon and I’m learning how to control the dragon - Sienna
  • It will help you if you made a game that didn’t work , you could use the code to make it work - Brandon C
  • I like how you don’t know what the games about but you figure it out when you start - Jack D
  • It was interesting how to do angles and degrees to control the character movements - Elisa
  • We figured out how to share the game with friends. Click on the Finish button and a link comes up to share with people - Piers
  • I didn't like it because it was really hard and confusing - Grace
  • It was fun how you need to remember the patterns you did and then update and have to remember them again  - James
  • I thought it was fun playing these coding games because we were learning and having fun at the same time! I was playing CODE COMBAT, it was fun because you get to upgrade your hero and then battle against  the computer and you moved by using code language -  Angelo!
  • I think I learned a lot about coding like how to control the person.I had a lot fun specially with the type of games- Ryan

 




Thursday, 4 December 2014

Computer Science

Next week is...

 

In Middle S we will be learning about computer programming or coding by taking part in the "Hour of Code" on Monday.
If you would like to try some coding programs over the weekend, http://studio.code.org/ is a good place to start.