The Hour of Code
is here! What's an Hour of Code? "It's a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that *anyone* can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator" -Computer Science Education Week
The DBS 5th graders just completed their first H...
This week we focused on collections of things. We estimated and then counted to find the actual amount of various items. First, we had 62 Hersey kisses. Then, we had 842 pasta noodles. Lastly, we had 372 M&M's. Through counting such large quantities, many students soon discovered they needed a strategy in order to remember their number. This became our discovery of grouping by tens and then rows of one hundred. Students were able to look at a number...
Not only is cooking a vital life skill, but it provides lots of opportunities to boost learning and give students real life opportunities to put their skills to work. Math and reading are in every kitchen an on every recipe card. Though it often goes unnoticed, a lot of complex thinking goes into reading a recipe and carrying it out. Read the full blog post here:
Last year the 4th graders at Dothan Brook used Voki to create future self avatars as part of their career unit. Check out counselor Rebecca Lallier's blog
to read the full post and see some of the avatars for yourself! Read more
The 3rd graders have been hard at work learning about their favorite spots in Hartford. Check out their interactive map of their Hartford Hot Spots. View Hartford Hot Spots (Pfeiffer)
in a larger map
Google Tries To Bridge Digital Divide In Schools By CHARLOTTE ALBRIGHT Across Vermont, schools are experimenting with ways to help students, parents, and teachers communicate online, and use the Internet for school projects....