Thursday Update – Sept. 30th

by alonicahusac on September 30, 2010

It was a short, but  very busy week in 5D. After 2 weeks of planning and organizing ideas for our communications technology inventions of the future, we put all the ideas together on PREZI. I was amazed at how quickly the 5D DJs learned the ins and outs of PREZI. What was even more admirable was how well they worked together to show each other what they were learning. If you’d like to see some of the final products, please click on the 5D Disco DJ Blogs (on the right –>).

We also jumped into MATHLETICS, which was a huge hit in 5D. Be sure to ask your child about their account and what they’ve been doing on this website.

We also checked out a real-time science game on the Discovery Chanel Website, called Shark Runners. The DJs created their own virtual boats, but the sharks are REAL! Ask your child to explain, or better yet show you, the game.

Tomorrow is a holiday and I am going on a trip. Are you? I’ll be sure to bring back stories and photos of my adventures to share with the 5D DJs on Monday. I hope that you have a wonderful National Day holiday, enjoying all the things you love with family and friends.

Reminders + Updates:

1. Grade 5 Immunizations will happen on Wednesday, October 6th.

2. Our 5D class photo and individual student photos will be taken on Wednesday, October 13th.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kylie October 6, 2010 at 2:45 am

My fourth graders liked the Shark Runners game. We signed up for it and are learning how to play. Do you have any tips for us as we learn the game? We looked at some of your Prezi presentations and liked your inventions. Please check out our blog and leave us a comment. We are interested in soccer, gymnastics, video games, pugs, karate, skateboarding, and swimming. It is 51′ here today. Winter is coming.


Avatar of alonicahusac alonicahusac October 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

Dear Kylie,
We are a 5th grade class in Hong Kong. Thanks for visiting us and especially leaving us a comment :)

Tips about Shark Runners from 5D:
- don’t get a shark attack!
- when your divers are tired don’t do a dive!
- don’t run out of fuel
- visit a port city when you need fuel or supplies
- the boat moves in REAL TIME, so you need to be patient
- the colour of the shark tells you about its personality

We noticed that you embedded a PREZI directly onto your blog post. It looks awesome! We tried to do that and couldn’t figure it out! Can you tell us how to do it?

We’d really like to be blogging friends this year. Please check us out often and we’ll do the same! It’s great to meet you.

The 5D DJs


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