Archives for Technology

Movies by the Squirrels

We have been playing with the teacher's new app call 'Silent Film Director.' The students planned the 'stories', made the props and acted out their parts. They also helped choose the music and title cards.  Enjoy http://vimeo.com/23882476 http://vimeo.com/23882644 http://vimeo.com/23891840 Read full article »

Onomatopoeia

LANGUAGE ARTS We have been discussing ways we can make our writing and pictures more interesting. One way to to do this  is to add sound words, onomatopoeia. We all selected one onomatopoeia and made some word art using Comic Life. We put these words into a the Voicethread you see below. Take a few minutes to see and listen to Read full article »

A5-T1

On Thursday we had to put a halt on dismantling stereos. We needed to save some for the other classes to take apart. I asked the children 'What should we do with all these parts'? 'Make a ROBOT!' After a lot of glue gun usage our robot was finished. The last thing to do was name him.  'A5-T1' just defeated 'Justin' Read full article »

Tinkering

This week we are using the new ECLC Tinkering Cart. The children are using screwdrivers, pliers, flashlights and magnifying glasses to take apart old broken stereos and keyboards. Inside we are finding all kinds of interesting pieces. The children have to use all of the tiny muscles in their hands and fingers to twist the screw drivers and squeeze the pliers. Read full article »

Bell's Blog

Visit Bell's Blog to see her weekend adventures with the Squirrels.

Photos of the Squirrels

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Rat\'s Blog

Visit Rat's Blog to see his weekend adventures with the Squirrels.