Archive for October, 2017

The 2017 Halloween Stories.

Blog your story here. Prizes will be given out on Halloween! Read all the stories Here! Happy Halloween!

Ms. Brewer’s Class Lets write two good sentence about coding

Write a topic sentence and a detail sentence about code here.


Give me your opinion about code?

Scratch: Give me Your Opinion in a short paragraph!

TOPIC SENTENCEWrite a paragraph with a main idea stated clearly in the topic sentence telling me what you think of Scratch? Some of the details you man include:

What is Scratch?

What did you learn how to do in Scratch?

If you like it why do you like it?

Do you find it hard or easy perhaps both.

What is your favorite part of Scratch?

What do you hope to learn in Scratch?  Write a concluding sentence to you your paragraph. Your concluding sentence should partially mirror your topic sentence and include the most important detail of your paragraph.

Ms Shannon’s class.


This lesson has three new and important vocabulary words:

  • Bug – Say it with me – Buhh-g. Something that is going wrong. An error.

  • Debugging – Say it with me: Dee-bug-ing. To find and fix errors.

  • Persistence – Say it with me: Purr-siss-tense. Not giving up. Persistence works best when you try things many different ways, many different times.

  • Let’s take a look at debugging, Bugs and Persistence

Mr. Macs Class : Anne Frank

Anne Frank Chapter 1.

Teaching Point : To understand the Context in which Anne Frank’s family went into hiding and the world in which her diary was written. 


The Franks were a Jewish family originally from Germany, where Anne was born in 1929. Anne’s father, Otto, had come from a wealthy background, but his family’s fortune was lost after World War I.

In 1933 the Franks moved to the Netherlands to escape Nazi persecution. Adolph Hitler had taken power and had begun anti-semtic policies in germany. The family lived in relative peace until 1940, when Germany occupied the Netherlands and imposed stringent anti-Semitic laws. These new measures prohibited Jews from riding streetcars, forced Jews to attend separate schools, imposed boycotts of Jewish-owned businesses, and required Jews to wear yellow stars to identify themselves as Jewish. The quality of life of even highly assimilated Jews, like the Franks, became precarious. Within two years after these anti-Semitic laws were imposed, many Jews in the Netherlands were harassed, arrested, and sent to concentration camps where they were herded together and killed. The Franks and other well-connected families were able to heed warning signs in time to make arrangements to go into hiding. This decision put their own lives and the lives of those who cared for them at great risk.

The diary image

I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.

What does Anne mean by this quote? Explain?

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:

Sign in with this code: YVDPCD

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:

Scratch Jr. tutorial

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

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


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).

Watch the Brainpop movie here.

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.

Click to access flyCards.pdf