Bainbridge Elementary 2019-2020

  • Coding & STEM Bowl

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 3/5/2020

    2nd

    Today was our last day coding.  Students created their own Minecraft games, programed dance moves, and navigated mazes using block-based computer coding.  Great job!

     

     

    3rd

    3rd

    I checked in with students on their progress towards reading the books for the Battle of the Books competition.  Then we practiced for the STEM Bowl using a set of Eggspert buzzers!

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  • Coding & STEM Bowl Practice

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 3/2/2020

    2nd

    Today we worked on Perplexors from our Enrichment Folder.  Then we did some more computer coding.  Students worked on the Minecraft, Harry Potter, and Flappy Bird tutorials.

     

    3rd

    We spent today practicing for the STEM Bowl.  Everyone enjoyed getting to use a buzzer system today.

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  • Postcrossing & STEM Bowl Practice

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 2/26/2020

    2nd

    We received a postcard from Japan, so we explored the area using Google Maps.  Then we worked through some of the logic problems in our enrichment folders.  Last, we did a little bit of computer coding.

     

    3rd

    We received a postcard from Japan, so we explored the area using Google Maps.  Then we registered it on the Postcrossing website.  Last, we did a STEM Bowl simulation.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the quiz bowl-style game.

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  • Postcrossing & Enrichment Folder Problems

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 2/21/2020

    2nd

    We received two postcards, from Singapore and Corpus Christi, Texas, so we looked up some information about those areas.  Then we worked on a few Analogies and Continental Mathematics League (CML) problems from our enrichment folders.

     

    3rd

    We received two postcards, from Singapore and Corpus Christi, Texas, so we looked up some information about those areas.  Then we worked on a few Perplexors and Continental Mathematics League (CML) problems from our enrichment folders.

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  • Postcrossing & Coding

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 2/18/2020

    2nd & 3rd

    Our postcard to Utah through Postcrossing was received!  She sent us a little note of thanks through the Postcrossing website.  We worked on problem-solving through coding today with the Harry Potter, Minecraft tutorials, Flappy Bird, and Dance Party tutorials.

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  • Battle of the Books Quiz & Coding

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 2/11/2020

    2nd

    We worked on a few problems in the Enrichment Folders.  Then we continued coding with the Minecraft or Flappy Bird tutorials.

     

    3rd

    Students participating in the Battle of the Books took the qualifying quiz today.  As they finished, they joined the other students in coding with the Dance Party or Minecraft tutorials.

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  • Computer Coding

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 2/6/2020

    2nd

    Today we continued coding.  Students worked with either the Minecraft or the Star Wars tutorial.

     

    3rd

    We read and discussed the book Penelope Perfect.  Then they did some computer programming through the hour of code website: https://code.org/learn.  Students worked with either the Minecraft or the Dance Party tutorial.

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  • Postcrossing & Coding

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 2/3/2020

    2nd

    We read and discussed the book Penelope Perfect.  Then they did some computer programming through the hour of code website: https://code.org/learn.  Students worked with either the Star Wars or the Minecraft tutorial.

     

    3rd

    After checking their progress with the Battle of the Books and reviewing the answers to the STEM qualifying quiz, we finished writing and illustrating our postcard for Postcrossing.  We are finally ready to mail it to Utah.

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  • Postcrossing, Charlotte's Web Discussion, & STEM Bowl Quiz

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 1/29/2020

    2nd

    Today I shared with them the finalists for the Name the Rover Competition.  They were excited      to see that the York, PA entry (Tenacity) is a finalist.  Then we discussed Charlotte’s Web and finished our study of the book.  They also worked on our Postcrossing postcard that we are sending to Utah.  They worked together to design and create the picture for the front of the postcard. 

     

    3rd

    Today I shared with them the finalists for the Name the Rover Competition.  They were excited      to see that the York, PA entry (Tenacity) is a finalist.  Then any students who were interested, took the qualifying quiz to participate in the Mini STEM Bowl at the IU13.  After students finished the quiz, they continued working on our Postcrossing postcard that we are sending to Utah.  We will finish it next time we meet.

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  • Mini STEM Bowl & Postcrossing

    Posted by Sara Torchia on 1/23/2020

        I introduced the Mini STEM Bowl competition to the 3rd grade students and we watched a short video on it.  We worked through a few practice problems too.  The Mini STEM Bowl is a quiz bowl style competition where teams of four students compete using buzzers to try to be the first one to get to answer questions on STEM topics.  If your 3rd grade student is interested in participating, we will be taking a qualifying quiz next week during our enrichment time.  We are only able to bring one team of four students to the competition at the IU13, so we need to take the quiz in order to select our team members. 

        Everyone worked on Postcrossing today.  We worked together to create a postcard to send to Utah.  The students are designing the front of the postcard, as we did with our Penguin Postcards, and they chose a few topics to include in the note on the postcard.  We will finish making and writing the postcard next week.

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