Monday, December 21, 2015

Google Earth

We are going to learn how to explore our community and beyond using Google Earth.

See if you can find these places. Use "street view" to explore and see if you recognize anything.

ð       Skillin Elementary School
ð       Willow’s Pizza
ð       Dairy Queen
ð       Red’s Dairy Freeze
ð       South Portland Branch Library
ð       Portland Jetport
ð       Maine Mall
ð       South Portland Community Center
ð       South Portland Police Station
ð       A South Portland bank

ð       Maine Medical Center

Monday, December 14, 2015

Another Hour of Code

Welcome back to another hour of coding!  We had  so much fun learning last week that we will do some more this week! 

If you need to, review the video about Pair Programming in last week's post.

If last week was hard for you,you can start with this version of Angry Birds Mazes.

To continue with the next level of Angry Birds Mazes, click here.

If you want a challenge activity, try programming this artist to draw shapes!

When you have gone through all the levels you will watch a short video and you will be back to Angry Birds maze for fun with a new concept....looping! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hour of Code

Welcome to Hour of Code TM! 


It's a global movement where people all over the world are trying an hour of coding. We are going to use pair programming to work on this.  Watch this video to see how that might work.

Try coding this Angry Birds maze gameI wonder what you will discover about yourself?

Work on this by yourself at home if you would like! Use the sign in picture you got on your card, and your progress will be saved each time.

Mrs. Bradstreet's class sign in:Hour of Code 
Mrs. Coombs' class sign in: Hour of Code 
Mrs. King's class sign in: Hour of Code 
Mrs. Violette's class sign in:Hour of Code 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Money Skills

Play these games and practice money skills with Money Mammals

Can you tell the difference between needs and wants?

Can you think of something you would like to buy? You can see how long it might take with the Saving for a Goal Quest.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


It is hard for me believe that Thanksgiving is almost here!  I am looking forward to spending time with my family and eating some turkey and some pie.  Are you? I wonder if it will snow while we are away.

Lets explore and learn a little bit about the first Thanksgiving.

I wonder if you will notice any things that are the same between the communities of the Pilgrims and Wampanoags and ours.  Who were the community helpers back then?

Monday, November 9, 2015

Veterans Day

Watch this video made by students at Elma Elementary School to honor veterans.

Veterans Day by Elma Elementary 

Research Veterans Day using PebbleGo.

What did you learn?  What are you thankful for that veterans help make possible?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015


Do you know any mammals?

Click on the links below to watch videos about mammals.






Water Mammals

Hoofed Mammals

Horse Family

Flying Mammals

Here is a site where you can research mammals.

PebbleGo Mammals