Here are a few of the things we did... This Week In Gifted!
Last week the Penticton Primary group's class fell on the Curriculum Implementation day, so we did a bit of catching up this week. We learned about ancient roman architecture, as described in this post. We also did the amazing egg activity (eggtivity?!)
Changing our Images
The rest of the classes learned how to remove the background from a photo using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Each student chose a building that interested them, located a photo of it online and downloaded it. Then they followed these instructions on how to remove the background and save the image as a PNG file. From there they imported the image into Scratch. See some samples below (link)
All of the classes continued to work on their programing skills in Scratch. This week we focused on how to animate our sprites. Oscar did a great animation that involved two crabs climbing up the twin towers. Also with the crab sprite, Finn animated it to appear that it was eating a large watermelon. All of the students are adding complexity to their programs. Our goal right now is to build our skills with lots of smaller programming activities. In the second half of the year we will tackle a B I G programming project!