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Scratch Jr.

Welcome Ms. Kristy’s class today we will be working with Ipads and the Program Scratch Jr. Lets watch the video and introduce this coding app.

Ms. Shannon’s Class

Today we are getting code .org Accounts Sign in here:

https://studio.code.org/users/sign_in

Sign in with this code: YVDPCD

https://scratch.mit.edu/tips

Lets make a pong Game sign into your account.Go to the tips page and lets follow the pong game instructions.

Mr. Sullivan’s class:

Let’s code click here: https://studio.code.org/hoc/1

Scratch Jr. tutorial https://www.scratchjr.org/teach/activities


The Annual Halloween Story contest is Back….pumpkin-icon-1

All you writers get out your pens, hit the keyboards and write…..

Details:

A one page typewritten story, or poem about the scariest day of the year, No not state test Day.

    We mean Halloween.

Story/Poem can be scary, thoughtful, or funny. All stories must be original. We accept Poems and class stories from the K-2 classes. 

Submitted no later than October 24rd to Ms Broderick. All entries will be posted on the blog and 13 lucky people will win cash prizes. 

So go ahead and write your story… hope it is not too scary …. I scare easily. Good Luck! You can post them here yourself as well. 

World War II Introduced.

World War II World War II was fought between the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) and the Allied Powers (Britain, United States, Soviet Union, France). Most of the countries in the world were involved in some way. It was the deadliest war in all of human history with around over one hundred million people killed.

When was it? World War II started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. Great Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany. The war in Europe ended with Germany’s surrender on May 7, 1945. The war in the Pacific ended when Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945. Where was it? World War II started in Europe, but spread throughout the world. Much of the fighting took place in Europe and in Southeast Asia (Pacific).

http://www.ducksters.com/history/world_war_ii/

Watch the Brainpop movie here.

https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/worldwarii/

Move it but not on the cats head.

Let’s get our cat moving  using the dark blue Motion  blocks. Scratch measures distances in “steps” wide and 360 steps tall. There is a block to  stop sprites from getting stuck to the walls. They just bounced off them.

Lets Move the Cat :

Start a new project. Click on file above the stage and select New. Add this  

Click the green flag to run the script.The cat will move a short way to the right. Try it a few times.

Click on the 10 in the move block type 100 . The cat now moves further. 

Bouncing off the walls Now change your script to this script. Read the  script. What do you think  it does?

The forever block repeats the blocks inside the forever blocks …. forever. The if on the edge bounce block turns the cat  around at the edge of the stage. 

Stop standing on your head, Cat.

The poor cat Spends half its time upside down how awful. To stop this click on the blue i in the corner .

Here extra information about he sprite appears. Change the rotation style so the cat stays upright;

 

Make Scratch Fly

Follow the cards linked here for our next lesson in scratch.

https://resources.scratch.mit.edu/www/cards/en/flyCards.pdf

Meet Scratch Continued

Costumes

Some of  the Sprites like the ballerina have two or more costumes to wear.  

You find the change costumes block under Looks ;

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The Stage

Is where all the action that you code takes place. Sprites can move around on the stage. Often in front of a background image called a BackDrop. Scratch measures distances on the stage in units called steps. The stage is 480 steps wide and 360 steps tall. This is useful when you are plotting the movement of your sprite.

Libraries are  collections of Sprites, Sounds and Back Drops that you can load into your project. Here is where you find them.

Sounds

BackDrops are found in the  bottom left corner under the stage. Sprites are found on the bottom right corner of the stage. 

Stay Gold

From the Outsiders:

One Morning I woke up earlier than usual…. The Dawn was coming and all the lower valley was covered with mist and sometimes little pieces of it broke off and floated away in small clouds. The sky was lighter in the east and the horizon was a thin golden line. The clouds changed from gray to pink, and the mist was touched with gold. There was a silent moment when everything held it’s breath and it was beautiful. The clouds changed from gold to pink, and the mist was touched with gold. There was a silent moment when everything held it’s breath, and then the sun rose. It was beautiful. ….. NOTHING CAN STAY GOLD, I WAS REMEMBERING A POEM I READ.

NATURES FIRST GREEN IS GOLD

HER HARDEST HUE TO HOLD

HER EARLY LEAF SUBSIDES TO LEAF

SO EDEN SANT TO GRIEF

SO DOWN GOES DOWN TO DAY

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY

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WHAT DOES HE MEAN NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY? CAN YOU RELATE TO THIS IN YOUR OWN LIFE FOR YOURSELF OR A FAMILY MEMBER?

ROBERT FROST IS TALKING LITERALLY ABOUT TREES BUT FIGURATIVELY ABOUT PEOPLE. TREES CHANGE COLOR AND TURN BROWN AND LOSE THEIR LEAVES. PEOPLE GET OLDER START OUT FRESH AND INNOCENT AND KIND. BUT THROUGH LIFE  BECOME WISER, SOMETIMES THEY STOP BELIEVING IN GOODNESS, AND BECOME BITTER AND HARD.  TELL ME  CAN  HOW THIS RELATES TO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW.