Archived Work 15-16 » Fourth Grade 2015-16
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Farewell to Lower School
Where have the years gone? I remember when these students were just starting kindergarten and now they are moving onto middle school. I asked the students to think back over their time in Lower School; whether they were here since kindergarten or whether they started TVS this year. Take a look at the class videos to discover favorite memories of Lower School.
Mr. d'Auteuil's Class
Mrs. Malone's Class
Mrs. Wright's Class
What Can You Do With a Squiggle?
Mrs. Wright's class started with a black-line squiggle and created some amazing designs! Enjoy!
Ozobots are tiny robots. They are programmed by drawing a series of colored lines where various combinations represent instructions for the Ozobot. We have just started using these in the fourth grade classes. Below is an iMovie trailer showing Mrs. Malone's class creating paths for our first graders to try.
Mrs. Malone's class programs Ozobots from Trinity Valley School on Vimeo.
Here's a look at all of the fourth graders learning about Ozobots.
ABC Lego Book
The 4th graders have been working hard on making an ABC Lego book that we hope to share with kindergarteners. Below is the video. If you would like to download the ePub book to iBooks, visit the blog post, ABC Lego Book
, for the link and directions on how to download. It was fun watching the students make decisions on how best to represent their letter!
Snow People Glyphs
A glyph is created when questions are answered and something is drawn according to the answers. The 4th graders drew snow people. Enjoy!
Looking at Digital Learning in Fourth Grade!
Mr. d'Auteuil's class broke into groups to build card towers and record the process using the Hyperlapse
time-lapse app. I was surprised that some of the students weren't quite sure how to build with cards; guess that's not as popular as it was when I was younger! The students did a pretty good job of working together although we may need more lessons with taking video (just a bit hard for 9 and 10 year olds to keep the iPad still long enough to capture the entire process). We didn't have many very tall towers but the students gained insight in how compromise is required for group work! Here's a quick video of the process.
As a way to learn tips and tricks to navigating the web and to focus on digital citizenship, the students worked in groups on a "Welcome to the Web
" webquest. The students answer questions to earn secret codes that are used for the Challenge section where they must determine who is trying to unleash a computer virus in a small town.
In preparation for digital blogging, the students practiced paper blogging - writing a post on paper and using sticky notes to leave comments. After seeing their writing, I'm looking forward to reading their online blogs! Read more about the process here.
For International Dot Day, students discovered how to write their name in Braille. They used MS Paint to do this then decorated the illustration depicting favorite interests.
During the first week of school, each fourth grade class visited the Digital Learning Lab. We started out the year with the Marshmallow Challenge (a fabulous thinking, designing, and teamwork activity). To discover more about the process, visit The Marshmallow Challenge on TVS Tech Tips. In the blog post, be sure to scroll down to the end to listen to the TED talk about the challenge. It's fascinating!
TVS Techno Wizards
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