During the month of December third graders spent their time at Code Studio, working their way through the various levels of coding puzzles as part of the third annual Hour of Code. It was a great opportunity to develop problem solving and computational thinking skills while having fun. They are welcome to continue their progress at any time on that site.
We have now gone back to our word processing work and learning keyboard shortcuts. They used cut and paste (ctrl +x, ctrl + v) to rearrange the events of Jack and the Beanstalk. Now we are using the Microsoft drawing tools to create "magic beans". They will be taking a snip/screenshot of their beans and using them in a blog post to share the story, this time using copy and paste. Stay tuned for another opportunity to comment on their writing!