Thursday, May 06, 2010

Discovery Time #3

Today we had our third Discovery Time with a few new choices. Harriet had shown an interest in how I managed to control the mouse for writing so well so I bought my Wacom tablet and pen to school for her to have a bit of a play with. She liked holding the stylus instead of the mouse.
The boys were very intent on their construction.
Making &^%$#'s day surprise cards was a popular activity.
We made salt dough 3D portraits. Then they get dried in the oven which will take a few days. Then we can paint and varnish them.
Grace enjoyed expressing her creativity making this wee guy out of playdough.
I brought some screws and a drill to add to our carpentry tools. Does anyone have a clamp we can borrow to help us hold the wood still while we saw it, hammer it or drill it???
Keegan has really got the hang of blowing huge bubbles.

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We are starting to develop skills with the Lego Robot- this week we got it to park and to back off when we clapped our hands.

Wouldn't it be great to be part of a Robo-cup.

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Is there anyone else out there who can challenge us to do something with our robot?

1 comment:

Miss Signal said...

Wow, what a great time in your classroom! I wonder if you can program your robot to make it push a pencil or eraser back to you after you drop it. Or even pick it up and bring it back to you? Wouldn't that be handy!

Miss S.